I Hardcore You - BrewDog
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Reviews by jazzyjeff13:
United Kingdom (England)
4.48/5 rDev +10.6%
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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4.35/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
On Draft at Meddlesome Moth. Served in a tulip glass.
A- Copper. Little head that dissapeared quickly. Very little lacing. Clear as day
S - I'm getting caramel and citrus
T - Candied sugar and bitterness blend well
M - Smotth. No alcohol burn
This tasted better the more it warmed up. I'd definitely let it sit a bit before drinking.
Serving type: on-tap
05-05-2014 21:28:46 | More by Beertraveler73
3.95/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
I Hardcore You from BrewDog
90 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.