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I Hardcore You - BrewDog

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417 Ratings
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Ratings: 417
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 13.12%


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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thepeter on 08-17-2010)
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BlazerT

Poland

3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Teku glass.
A: Cooper/burnt orange with low to medium, white head, which dissapears quickly. Very clear no haziness.

S: Intense fruity aromas - citrus (orange, tangerine), some tropical fruits (mango). Clean malty sweetness. Resinous and grassy. Some alcohol notes.

T: Strong an complex hop flavour - mainly citrus (orange, tangerine, grapefruit) and tropical fruits (mango, pineapple) - those two are dominant. In the background some grassy and pine notes. High bitterness from the start till the end in the very end sweet accents. Aftertaste is bitter.

M: Smooth. Medium body. Medium carbonation. No alcohol warmin:

O: Very good, highly drinkable IIPA, good balance between hop and malty/sweet character.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 11:39:50 | More by BlazerT
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Laxadaisical

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a bottle from Johnny's Off License in Rome.

Appearance: Pours a deep amber/orange, quite hazy. Even though clarity was poor, I do appreciate the color of this brew. It's capped with a nice, fluffy head of off-white bubbles. Mostly very fine foam, some larger bubbles. It immediately begins sticking to the glass, leaving some nice patches.

Aroma: Quite hoppy, definitely some tropical fruit in there, a bit of citrus, but balanced by a good amount of pine and even a little herbal, minty character. The hops seem balanced, with no single overwhelming aroma. There is definitely a bit of sweet malt backbone underlying that hoppy character.

Taste: Whoa. Definitely not what I was expecting from a blend of two hoppy beers from two brewers who like hops. The taste really leads with some sweet maltiness. Almost tastes like a sweet Belgian malt profile, with caramel, toffee, and a little vanilla extract flavor. The hops come in surprisingly late, and are quite subdued compared to the nose. The fruitiness is toned down, and seem a bit less complex than in the aroma. Some floral and light fruity character is balanced with some good pine. The pine seems to be the only part that matches the nose. The hops also seem a little dry, earthy, spicy. Alcohol is pleasantly hidden, especially when the beer is still chilled. As it warms, perhaps a bit peeks through, but for 9.5%, it is very well hidden.

Mouthfeel: Decently full, a little oily, really coats the mouth. Carbonation is moderate to moderately low. It feels like a full, rich DIPA that really coats the mouth.

Overall: A surprisingly malty DIPA, with a sweet malt profile and a subdued hop profile. The hops are varied, and actually balance well with the maltiness. It is surprisingly balanced and drinkable, while boasting a 9.5% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 16:13:41 | More by Laxadaisical
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coming in a slim 330ml brown bottle, no BB date available on the beer label, served lightly chilled in Tripel Karmeliet’s branded long-stemmed tulip-bulb shaped goblet.

A: pours a dark reddish amber hue, coming with a thick creamy dark beige froth settling to a thin carpet to last on top of constant and fine carbonation.
S: richly fruity on the nose, the exotic fruity and piney hops, flowery esters and fulsome malts are totally intertwined, to deliver a thick, jammy, bold aroma packed with sweet pink grapefruits, ripe lychees, ripe melons, ripe nectarines and pears, sour-sweet mangoes, random passion fruits, piney hops, sultanas, white prunes, creamy sherry, decent and not OTT caramely notes, flowery fragrance, added with a noticeable trace of warming alc. Against such a heavy body of diverse aromas, a mild tinge of acidity almost like that of white wine struggles through the middle, providing a little refreshing touch overall.
T: the thick and sweet malty foretaste packs a lot of intertwined fruitiness in the middle, mainly lychee flesh (on shells), super-sweet pink grapefruit, flowery & piney hoppiness, rounded phenol and a decent dose of acidity… then closely, the tea-stem-like tannic bitterness intensifies as the alc. warmth creeps down the palate, leaving behind a rather slick mouthfeel of hop resins alongside the deep flow of “robust” – not harsh – bitterness and caramely malt’s aromatic flavour to linger. At the end of each sip, the chewy, tea-ish bitterness gets more and more noticeable, yet never feels rough or so tannic around the gum and taste buds, suggesting a wonderfully skilled work of multiple dry-hopping (as the website describes) was applied.
M&O: the mouthfeel is generally smooth and slightly lacking an ideal amount of carbonation, never cloying, just lightly slick to reflect the thick malt base, while keeping a medium-plus body, and the alc. hides well. Being a blend of Brewdog and Mikkeller’s heavy IPAs before multiple times of dry-hopping, I find this beer surprisingly drinkable and pleasantly balanced. As it is not bottle-conditioned, I might have to consume the other three bottles soon, as the carbonation level does seem to wane over time.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 17:16:50 | More by wl0307
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.

Pours a fairly murky dark orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, earth, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet citrus and perfume-like flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a very nice sweet citrus alcohol flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2013 03:33:32 | More by UCLABrewN84
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle poured into tulip 27/7/13

A clear copper with just a lonely stream of slow bubbles but I know there's some bubbles hiding in there because there's a finger of foam that sticks around for a while leaving lots of random lace

S lots of tropical fruit, over-ripe pineapple, mango, guava, and lemon, pine and caramel rounds things out

T a little booze I wasn't smelling and some rind comes out, grapefruit juice and pine resin works well and its a little sweet, stereotypical DIPA and that works for me

M a little syrupy, a bitter bite, more bubbles then I could see in the glass, just a little heat and a lemon rind and pine finish

O well rounded and fairly well concealed booze, about what I look for in a DIPA, I'd drink this again

About what I expected when two great brewers meet to brew a DIPA, yet another welcome addition to Alberta's shelves

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 05:52:44 | More by wordemupg
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pkalix

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

the first ipa I've seen with sediment on the bottom(?)
golden honey color, minimal head, unfiltered and thick.
smell is . . . very malty. not much hops, but we'll see in the taste.... could it be that it's 'retired' and i'm only now tasting it here in July???? I've gotten a LOT of OLD BEERS from Hollingshead deli in the past....
taste is.... okay, hops and bitterness is ther, but not overwhelming like a west coast ipa. taste is kind of funky and I don't know whether to attribute that to design or being OLD. no date on the bottle. kind of funky taste, i'm NOT getting the floral, grapefruit-y taste others are professing in earlier reviews so I am VERY skeptical of what I purchased from this 'deli' again....
it doesn't really taste 'bad', just kind of weird, ya know?

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 02:35:50 | More by pkalix
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz glass at the official tap takeover @theundergroundedm.

This beer appears a clear medium bronzed amber hue, with two skinny fingers of thick, puffy, bubbly beige head, which leaves a wash of random inkblot lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells quite pungently of fleshy grapefruit rind, orange cream, pine resin, caramel pudding, rich toffee, and a floral, leafy, somewhat perfumed booze warming. The taste is rather sugary, dense caramel/toffee malt, sharp grapefruit juice, mild tropical fruit - guava and a hint of pineapple, mostly - wet pine needles, and more floral, earthy hops. Only a slight, and now abstracted, alcohol heat lingers at the edges.

The carbonation is quite soft and serene, the body a hefty medium-full weight, and actually fairly smooth, the hop prickliness kept to a dull hum, which even allows for some creamy twists. It finishes on the sweet side, as the malt holds steady, and the hops lose a lot of their bitter bite.

A pretty enjoyable DIPA, one that almost keeps it up through the (so-called) bitter end. Full, round, and with a well-integrated 19 proof booze, this is one heavy hitter that you'd better keep your fool head up around.

Serving type: on-tap

07-12-2013 04:22:44 | More by biboergosum
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (330ml, £3.80):
Mild amber with a thin looking, bubbly white head on top about 2 millimetres tall that manages to stay consistent.

Tropical fruits, lots of pine and some pretty strong grapefruit too. Strong bitter notes and a hint of alcohol along with some caramel malt undertones. This one was pretty much what I was expecting from a beer that had been dry hopped so many times, lots of pine and bitterness with some good tropical fruits and a nice sweetness to it as well.

Alcohol laced, sweet malt base and some very bitter flavours following it. There is also some strong pine hops as you would expect and a huge amount of tropical fruits and grapefruit too, together with some citrus and a hint of caramel. There is a bit of orange towards the end and a very bitter and hoppy finish.

Very bitter, some light alcohol that is covered by the sweetness and the bitterness. The body is about medium and the mouthfeel is a rather smooth and boozy feeling one.

Very bitter beer with some great tropical fruits and a nice caramel base that does well to cover the 9.5% abv. of this one. Whilst a very strong beer, this one was also a pleasure to drink and one that I will try to pick up again should Brewdog/Mikkeller decide to release it again in the future.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 18:05:26 | More by flyingpig
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a deep orange/copper opaque pour with 2 fingers of off-white head, great head retention and nice lacing. smells of orange, lemon, citrusy grapefruit with a heavy malt profile. the flavor is very tangy and sweet at the same time. lots of sweet malt, with a good amount of citrusy hops, slight grapefruit towards the finish.. heavy barley flavor almost like a barley wine. this is a medium body beer on the heavy side, mild carbonation and has a sticky resinous feel to it.

this is a pretty good dipa, though i would have loved it fresh i'm sure - the hops seemed to fade quite a bit but the malt profile is insane. really tasty.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 21:47:21 | More by facundoCNB
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.18/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A- The beer pours out as an incredibly cloudy orangish amber with very minimal light penetration; Seems rather odd for the style. There is a slightly off white one-finger bubbly head that after dissipating, leaves behind a thick collar and an ample amount of lacing upon the surface.

S- The nose is full of faded hops combined with carmalized malts. There is a fruitiness too it that seems to be a huge mishmash of pommegranite, plum, strawberries and melon; really just a train wreck of scents that reminds me of how sugar-laden wildberry pie filling smells. Malts dominate the finish giving off a bready toffee-like aroma.

T- The taste is very caramelly and full of super faded hops. The malts give off a very grainy bready sweetness. There are also some notes of honey, and heather. There is a sour-like bitter finish very reminiscent of sour bread, that is rather unpleasant.

M- near the heavy side of having a medium body with somewhat lighter carbonation.

O- Its obvious that this beer is somewhat past its prime and that time did not do this ale any favors. Very unfortunate. I would have loved to try this fresh.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 22:34:03 | More by Zachtheporter
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased in NC in November and I thought a 9.5% DIPA would maintain its hoppiness far better than this one has, so my mistake in not drinking it immediately. Bottle pours a murky, orange brown, with almost no head . Not a visually appealing beer, and the (appropriate) oiliness is exaggerated by the lack of carbonation.

Aroma is unfortunately of faded hops, with an underlying caramelized malt sweetness. None of the citrus or floral tones for which I'd hoped. The flavour has held up better, as there is still a very nice bitterness to the finish. The high alcohol level is terrifyingly well hidden, and tropical fruit hop notes balance well against the red malt body.

Although I'm a fan of both Mikkeller and BrewDog, still struggle with having paid $7.99 for a faded 330 mL bottle...

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 22:54:13 | More by hopsolutely
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ngeunit1

California

4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy copper-orange with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades normal.

S - Grapefruit, tropical, citrus, pine, and grassy hops, sweet caramel malts, some brown sugar, and a bit of booze.

T - Grapefruit, tropical, citrus, pine, and grassy hops, resiny bitterness, sweet caramel and bready malts, and a bit of brown sugar and booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, bitter, and warming finish.

D - Nice hopp DIPA. Good overall balance with a nice hop profile.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 05:23:42 | More by ngeunit1
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GuyIncognito

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

What does a crazy Danish guy and a Scottish brewery know about making an American Imperial IPA? Apparentely, exactly what you'd expect from a Scottish beer: malt, honey, heather, and with a little hops tucked in at the end. Nice beer, kinda sweet, not what I'm looking for in a DIPA...

Serving type: on-tap

01-01-2013 14:33:59 | More by GuyIncognito
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SHODriver

California

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured into a tulip to a deep orange that is nearly brown that's slightly hazed with a small off white head that fades to a collar
S: smells of tropical fruit, alcohol, a bit of sweetness and general hop bitterness
T: tropical fruits, a bit of melon, some alcohol, pine tar and a slight sweetness. swallow brings a huge amount of hop oil bitterness and a small amount of caramel sweetness
M: medium in body and a little slick with soft carbonation that's almost not there. slightly drying finish
O: hops are the shining start on this one and it's pretty abrasive. not a lot of balance and very in your face. It has some nice qualities but there are better offerings out there that are more well rounded.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 03:01:26 | More by SHODriver
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Durge

Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A nice cloudy amber color with a big bubbled off-white head that clears to a big ring. The lacing is solid. The aroma is very sweet, like pineapple lemon with a resiny edge and there's a decided toffee maple malt. A bit odd but not bad. The flavor brings a huge sweet lemony resin hop with cracker malt backbone. There's some grassiness and alcohol grain. It's definitely a bit unusual, a little sour, and pretty much cloying. The body is medium-full with a mildly syrupy feel, pleasant carbonation that creates some frothy texture. This is not exactly a brew you'll dream about revisiting, a little too sweet for me, but it's a fun experience for one.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 05:35:31 | More by Durge
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dfillius

Michigan

3.1/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass
A: 1 finger of cream-colored- head with great retention. Hazy, very bubbly reddish-orange liquid. Too hazy, great head, great color.
S: Pine, dank marijuana, faint cardboard, some citrus, some under the house.
T: Sweet hop juice at first right up front. Very little alcohol, in fact it's almost like drinking wort. Some alcohol flavor increases with each sip. Not terribly hoppy flavor, but it is bitter. Tasty, but a bit old tasting. Balance and clarity improves with warming.
M: Syrupy sweet and a tad astringent.
O: 9.79 for a 12 oz bottle. Not worth it! Fair, but there are better DIPAs made closer to home that I can get fresher.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 00:14:42 | More by dfillius
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smcnulty1981

Rhode Island

3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: hazy bright orange color with about a one finger head that drops away fairly quick not much lacing with almost no alcohol legs

S: the nose was a bit orange but not a lot of resin to the smell I did pick up an almost plastic like smell

T: citrus on the taste with just a slight hint of bitterness no alcohol in the taste at all

M: fairly drinkable with a medium body

O: not all that unique a fairly standard imperial ipa it's nice although to see that European brewers are brewing in an American style rather than the other way around

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 05:18:15 | More by smcnulty1981
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Fitwitchik

Ohio

4.88/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

Amber color with white head.

Caramel sweetness with lots of grapefruit. Hops is quite obvious yet not overpowering

Taste is outrageous pefection. One of the best imperial IPA I have ever had. Knowing this is from Brewdog/Mikkeller made it extra special.

Thick sweet hoppiness with more gravity than a traditional IPA. Booze is subtle with this brew.

Overall this is a super Imperial/Double IPA. Store only had one so I jumped on it. So wished there were more...

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2012 21:14:45 | More by Fitwitchik
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap, served in a tulip

The body is a hazy orange amber with a fluffy ecru cap. The cap rises two fingers and settles slowly, clinging to the glass all the way down. Nice sheets of lacing. The nose is predominantly of spicy and earthy hops with a large toffee aroma and some orange citrus leaping out of the middle. On the palate, the toffee and caramel backbone are prominent, with flavors of earth, tea leaves, spice, and orange peel. A sticky mouthfeel, big and chewy with low carbonation. This is a tasty IPA blend, but it is nothing overly special.

Serving type: on-tap

09-19-2012 14:51:48 | More by ColForbinBC
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

my girlfriend and i liked this one a lot. it pours a rich cipper color, much darker than we expected, with a nice caramel colored head about two inches tall and leaving thick lacing on the sides of the glass. the nose is more balanced than i am used to in such a big ipa, english caramel malts are present amongst the heavy hopping. the hops are pineappley and piney in both nose and taste, especially as the beer warms up a bit. its very crisp in the finish, with a good dose of bitter left in the mouth. there is also some sweeter butterscotchy elements on the front end, but they are quickly overpowered. feel works well, its heavy for sure, full full body and a lot of alcohol than you can really feel. carbonation is moderate, and this is definitely a one beer per session kind of brew. overall a lot of flavor packed into this ipa, and in my mind mikkeller can do no wrong.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 20:18:16 | More by StonedTrippin
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Amalak

New York

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Nice light copper color. Some bubbly white head and a little bit of lacing. Semi-clear, or a bit of cloudy.

S. Mild hoppy scent. Light.

T. Very intense citrusy sweetness to it. A fruity beer. Some grape to it, as well. Mild on the hop scale. Smooth, if potent from the sweetness.

M. A very odd vegetable aftertaste. Kind of like celery.

O. Nice beer, but could probably due with some aging. A bit too hyper on the fruits if there's a complaint to be made.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 23:56:31 | More by Amalak
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours very cloudy amber. The nose on this one is...different. I feel compelled to say rose petals, or something like that. It strikes me as much more floral (in a petal sense), than I can recall in any other beer. But on to the most important aspect: how it tastes. It's okay I guess. Interesting and smooth, though there is a hop spicyness that nips in a slightly subtle way. The most interesting aspect of this beer is probably the feel which is extremely smooth and borders on silky. I have to say, though, that for a beer that costs $9, I should probably be getting a whole lot more from the experience. I think that's probably one reason why I'm now more willing to spend less than $2 on a beer from some place that I've probably never heard of instead of an exhorbitant amount for a "decent" beer from some uber popular brewery.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 23:43:18 | More by RblWthACoz
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from session notes.

Murky brownish amber with a tan creamy 1cm head, minimal lacing, the foam lasts for about a minute.

Smells of semi-boozey caramel, peaches, ginger, and orange peel. In a very appealing balance with medium strength resin aroma, I should add.

Tastes of solid pine resin, grapefruit, boiled hop oil, and a couple of squirts of those liquid bitters used to make fancy cocktails. About 85% of the strength of the peachy fruitiness from the nose are unfortunately masked by the booze and resinous hopping flavor. For a short while mid-sip , the malt flavor seems to vanish and comes back again just before the finish begins.

Medium-heavy body and medium carbonation keeps things moving around in the mouth. A bt of oily slippery-ness in the mouth does detract from the experience.

If only it was slightly less greasy in texture and kept some more of the promised fruit and the citrus peel aspects from the nose in the flavor, this would have been dialed in to my preferences much better than it is.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 19:06:55 | More by WastingFreetime
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 330ml bottle with no visible BB date (not sure why, though the label suggests that this is destined for the US market where there is no dating requirement). Picked up from Trembling Madness in York just the other week. I've had this once before and thought it was fantastic - been looking forward to it ever since the latest batch was announced.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. A deep orange-amber hue with medium carbonation. Produces a decent head of creamy off-white foam that lasts for a minute or so before reducing to a surface layer. An intense aroma of citrus and pine, underpinned by subtle malt and earthy yeast notes. The abundant aromatic hops have a dry, sherbet-like quality. A whiff of alcohol can be discerned in the background.

Tastes like a sackfull of aromatic hops with an intense bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, citrus, peel, resinous pine, earthy yeast, caramel malt and stewed hops. Considerable bitterness upon swallowing, along with a warming hint of booze. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with good body and a strident astringency. Dries the palate thoroughly and leaves a lingering aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops.

Bam - hops! This is a fantastic brew; makes my list of top-tier IPAs. Tons of hop aroma and flavour, while the malt takes a back seat (this sets it apart from US west-coast IPAs). Spicy, oily citrus with a hint of pine. Very dry, with a lemon character. Nice body and great mouthfeel. I've only had one of the two beers that are blended to create this (Hardcore), but the result is peerless. If you come across this, don't pass up the opportunity to try it.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 02:02:53 | More by jazzyjeff13
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Aml42000

Washington

3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Murky dark amber with a thin white head. No lacing to speak of.

S- A good mix of caramel and pine. Layered, but not delineated.

T- A shot of caramel on entry and through the mid palate. A quick and slightly clumsy transition to intense bitter hops.

M- Nice, but a bit muddled. It has some oily quality, but is still crisp and clean. A little confused.

O- Very good IPA/DIPA. I enjoy I beat You much more, but the regular hardcore IPA a little less. Would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 05:52:32 | More by Aml42000
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I Hardcore You from BrewDog
90 out of 100 based on 417 ratings.