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I Hardcore You - BrewDog

I Hardcore YouI Hardcore You

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90
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417 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 417
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 13.12%


Brewed by:
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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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Reviews by hopsolutely:
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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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pknyc

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

04-20-2014 17:08:02 | More by pknyc
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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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steviesean

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

04-14-2014 12:56:39 | More by steviesean
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-13-2014 23:25:19 | More by jpd7374
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bkeller04

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

04-13-2014 20:49:38 | More by bkeller04
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zonker17

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

04-07-2014 01:00:18 | More by zonker17
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Williaar

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1%

04-02-2014 01:27:15 | More by Williaar
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Dduquette

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

03-31-2014 18:26:09 | More by Dduquette
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

03-30-2014 23:54:21 | More by kjkinsey
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DonGuido

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-30-2014 18:03:43 | More by DonGuido
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Shawner

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%

03-24-2014 08:20:43 | More by Shawner
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4/5  rDev -1%

03-15-2014 19:24:12 | More by Ciocanelu
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leitmotif

Romania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-15-2014 18:01:24 | More by leitmotif
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saeh

France

5/5  rDev +23.8%

03-09-2014 00:14:55 | More by saeh
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gnikola

Serbia

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

02-07-2014 08:58:40 | More by gnikola
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Jah_Json

Sweden

4/5  rDev -1%

02-05-2014 12:41:06 | More by Jah_Json
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dwagner003

California

4/5  rDev -1%

02-01-2014 22:42:12 | More by dwagner003
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Bwagner1122

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

02-01-2014 22:40:55 | More by Bwagner1122
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Mplsbrew

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

01-30-2014 01:25:54 | More by Mplsbrew
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EJJ1848

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%

01-22-2014 14:34:59 | More by EJJ1848
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +23.8%

12-10-2013 23:10:38 | More by rogerdandy
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -62.9%

12-04-2013 06:22:25 | More by NonicPanic
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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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brandonld23

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-01-2013 14:37:00 | More by brandonld23
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I Hardcore You from BrewDog
90 out of 100 based on 417 ratings.