I Hardcore You - BrewDog
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Reviews by nimrod979:
4.33/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle. Pours a cloudy bronze/amber color with a one finger off white head. Bubbly that eventually calms down to a small film that lingers on top of this brew.
Rather fruity aroma. Citrusy hops with plenty of piney hop aromas as well. Caramel malts on the nose as well and a slight booziness to it.
Taste wise it starts out rathe sweet and fruity. Citrusy and piney hops flavor. Plenty of caramel malt to add to the sweetness before a big hoppy finish that has quite the warming effect from the alcohol. Finish lingers quite a bit.
This beer is full-bodied. Almost a thick yet, oily texture. Chewy and a bit dry on the finish. Pretty solid beer though. Not overly bitter, definitely one of the sweeter tasting DIPA's I've tried.
Serving type: bottle
09-04-2011 01:12:27 | More by nimrod979
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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
I Hardcore You from BrewDog
90 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.