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I Hardcore You - BrewDog

I Hardcore YouI Hardcore You

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

415 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 415
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 13.37%


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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fear025

Illinois

4.93/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Aroma:Sweet and hoppy, cotton candy and citrus. Amazing aroma!

Appearance:Amber, nice head volume and retention.

Taste:There is a huge hops hit right up front. Once you get past the bitterness, sweet citrus and peach flavors show themselves. The bitterness then comes around again in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel:Light to medium body, just a little astringency, very smooth for an IPA.

Drinkability:This is one of the best IPAs that I've had so far.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2010 04:32:15 | More by fear025
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rrski198

Georgia

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

A: Deep ambver and slightly cloudy. Big white fluffy head, Outstanding lacing.

S: Deep dank pine. Amazingly sweet balance, but again musty, dank wet pine smell.

T: Outstanding deep bitterness followed by an incredible butter sweet malt. Its almost like a hop jolly rancher. HOP CANDY!

M: Average carbonation and deeply bitter. This beer coats my mouth in a thick honey sweetness and has the consistency of olive oil. Absolutely fabulous.

D: Fantastic. The booze is so well hidden as it blends with the hop spice. I paid for the first one on tap and it wasn't cheap, but I bought another because it was so damn tasty. I would absolutely purchase again, but the price tag, $6/bottle is steep.

Serving type: on-tap

03-14-2011 23:19:21 | More by rrski198
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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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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.83/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this one from Crabbicuss in N00b BIF 4. Thanks bud.

Poured a cloudy copper color with lots of beige head on it.

Smell is incredibly hoppy. Great aroma. I could smell this beer all night.

Taste is just as good. Great bitter hop flavor throughout. Some malt coming through to balance it. Some citrus flavors coming through in the finish.

Mouthfeel is very good. Nice smooth drinking beer.

I really enjoyed this one. Sadly it will probably be the only time I try it. Very good DIPA though that I would highly recommend!

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2011 23:15:28 | More by richkrull
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jealousmonk

California

4.83/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle (I think the only way it is available) at a restaurant into a tulip and at home into a tulip, a pint glass, and an Arrogant Bastard glass. Recommend a tulip to enjoy the intense aroma.

A - Dark and hazy for an IPA, pours with a dense and long-lasting head.

S - Hops! Extremely strong pine and citrus hops and a lot of malty sweetness, too. This is a very aromatic beer, consistent with the already hoppy components and extra dry hopping. As you can tell from the smell, it needs to be drunk fresh!

T - Hops again! The malts are less pronounced than the smell indicates, but they are still present and give the beer a decent balance. The taste tends toward the I Beat You rather than the Hardcore, in my opinion, but without the somewhat overly aggressive maltiness that comes with the I Beat You. This combination clearly does a service to both beers. The finish is long and bitter.

M - Dense with mild carbonation.

O - Pricey but worth trying more than once. I buy it whenever I see it, and mourn the day that it disappears. This is a phenomenal collaboration from two phenomenal breweries, and in my opinion it outshines the two already good beers from which it is derived.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2011 03:40:29 | More by jealousmonk
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GOGRANDE

Colorado

4.78/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Been wanting to try this for a while. I was really happy to run into it at the new Total Wine around the corner :)

A- Dark Hazy sunset Orange nice and sticky. Decent head.

S- intense bitter hops with orange peel and a fair alcohol burn

T- really really nice...mmm. There is a nice bready maltyness on the front. Just a nice bit of sweetness then taking on a great hop character half way through. Really tasty citrus orange/light lemon coming through with a medium dry finish. So yummy.

M- perfect. nice and slick good carbonation. Nice round and full bodied DIPA. Loving it.

O- this is a great beer. Awesome balance of sweet and bitter. Just a like a good DIPA is supposed to be. I love this style. Been stuck on it for a few months now.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2011 04:40:59 | More by GOGRANDE
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

4.78/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I Hardcore You sounds like a dream collaboration: two absolutely incredible microbreweries blending together two of their most delicious beers, then fiddling with them a while longer via extra hopping. Judging by the smell alone, the result is amazing: a massive aroma that can be detected a good foot or so away from the open bottle, bursting with sugary, citrusy, hoppy notes: apricot, orange, crystallized sugar, maple syrup, rose hips, wildflower honey, grapefruit, candied honey.

On the tongue, the taste is no less incredible, beginning with a rush of grapefruit hops that slowly lets in a thick runnel of sugar, filling the mouth with, at first, oranges and apricots, rosewater and honey, but then, as the sugars die off, a strong nutty biscuit-and-toast grain backing comes through strongly. The hops are always present, of course, and in massive quantities. I couldn't find an IBU anywhere, but it has to be in the high double digits, if not low triple digits. And the hop flavor profile changes over the course of the mouthful, beginning with a grapefruit slice flavor, then adding dry pine and grapefruit rind after a few seconds, then slowly--ever so slowly--fading to a grapefruit and rosewater sweetness near the end of the aftertaste (which lasts for a very long time). Mouthfeel is medium-light to medium, and carbonation is medium to medium-high.

Overall, this is superb fare, and has obviously been crafted by not only expert brewmasters, but by people who truly love beer. A must-try.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 02:41:13 | More by jondeelee
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hopheadtony1

Belgium

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a deep amber beer in my mikkeller glass. Beautiful beige head, compact and creamy. The nose is full of aroma, hops, flowers, the dry hopping has done a very good job here.

The taste is awesome, hoppy, strong with a very good bitterness.
You can clearly recognize the hardcore IPA and the I Beat yoU ipa from mikkeller. this is a e exceptional blend more than a collaboration brew.
the After taste is as good as the mouthfeel itself.

Good work.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2011 19:54:55 | More by hopheadtony1
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GRG1313

California

4.72/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Run, don't walk to try this one! Lovely slightly hazy amber with a nice white/off white head.

Nose is full and assertive honey cooked pineapple with rich carmel whiskey tones; wonderfully layered and complex but pleasing nose.

Mouthfeel is rich, bold, assertive, creamy and inviting, while still being wonderfully balanced with light carbonation. A richness and an inviting character one sees in only a few of the best.

Flavors exceed the high expectations set by the look, nose and mouthfeel. Flavors are rich, big, luscious, layered and complex. Big sweet honey and big malt with tones of whiskey give way to malty creamed coffee/burnt toast and oaked whiskey to a big rich and pleasant bitter grapefruit/pine.

Long rich bitter pine finish. Yet, with all of the complexities and goodness of a beer that's most pleasant by itself, it is remarkably drinkable for a big rich and big alcohol brew.

One of the best from BrewDog that I've tasted and I'm a big BrewDog fan in any event. This beer will last a few years in your cellar, without question. However, it's so wonderfully drinkable and pleasant now that it's hard to believe it could actually get better. A big beer for right now!

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2010 20:54:18 | More by GRG1313
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aidanskinner

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Everytime I drink this beer I give thanks I ordered 24 bottles of it, and am sad I didn't order more.

A - nice thick head, orangey amber translucent and cloudy. This beer says "I will be delicious"

S - fruity grassy hops backed up by a heavy malt body with some more hops standing at the back cracking their knuckles.

T - BAM. Malt. Then some hops. Then more malt, some hops and some more hops. That's just up front. Through the finish there's some citrus, hops and more hops carried through the finish by a lovely malty base. And some hops. All delicious. There's a lot going on with this beer without it becoming overwhelming. Pleasingly complex. Unlike, say, the dogfish 120 the hops aren't the only thing here.

M - Surprisingly unthick, considering everything going on flavour wise. Full bodied but not cloying, the carbonation cuts through things nicely.

D - It's 9.2%. It's delicious. I suspect after 3 or 4 330ml bottles I might start to struggle but I've had to stop myself at 2 to conserve stocks and have always wanted more.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2010 02:46:27 | More by aidanskinner
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rummy666

Utah

4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a nice gold-amber color with a slight red hue. Nice full bodied white head. Slightly viscous.

S: Great smell. Citrus, malty, and of course, hops. Beautiful floral hops smell.

T: It's an Imperial IPA and it tastes like one. Great hop flavor. Bitter, but like it should be. Great high carbonation level. Alcohol taste, but smooth, followed by bitter hops, followed by malty sweet character. Very nice, very drinkable (especially for 9.5 ABV).

M: Syrupy viscosity, thick mouthfeel. Nice for an IIPA of it's type. Carbonation level adds a nice feel to it as well.

Overall a great beer. Complexity is nice without being difficult to drink. Wish I bought more than one bottle!

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 01:49:44 | More by rummy666
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fostachild

Ontario (Canada)

4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

pours a cloudy, brown/amber color. tons of off white head - good retention.

smell is crazy good. super hoppy, sweet/fruit, citrusy, a little bit of alcohol/bitterness.

unlike most iipas that are super strong upfront, this is incredibly drinkable from start to end. grassy, citrusy hops. sweet malt with a really nice fruity/bitter aftertaste. extremely well balanced and great carbonation.

so impressed with this beer - would definitely recommend trying it if given the chance.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2011 03:35:18 | More by fostachild
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SubpoenaDeuces

California

4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Light amber to a caramel tone, deep orange, minimal carbonation slight 1/2 finger head with little to no lacing

S: fruity, orange and lemon notes with a deep herbal finish

T: There is a slight sweetness at the first taste that segues into a deep bitter herbal assault that hits the gumline with a deep fulfilling dryness. The star of this taste is not the first or the second, it is the deep herbal aftertaste, which similar to a spiciness, makes you want to take another sip to keep chaining the after taste. It does a great job of hiding the high alcohol content because the majority of the focus is on the bitter notes so that the warmth of the 9.5 % abv glides by undetected. After one of these though, the extreme drying becomes repetitive, like the 160 bpm of hard house music, it just gets a bit overwhelming and monotanous at the same time.

M: The mouthfeel is inviting and smoothe, not too thin, but not overly malty. There's not a lot of chewiness or coating to balance out whatever crazy hop blast that they have established here. The beer is a bit unbalanced, but not in a bad way, it feels like they knew what they were making and at $11 a 11oz bottle, they knew the niche market they were appealing to. Again, the extreme bitter runs to the sides of your mouth and sets up camp for a lingering 5 to 10 seconds, it will certainly jade your palate for other beers that you may have had planned.

Narrative: You never thought that living in the Bastille in mid-eighteenth century France would be so boring. "Buy a time machine" they said "Meet Voltaire" they said. And yet here you are. The substandard gruel is of the most mediocre consistency and you long for the forthcoming reforms to spruce this place up a bit. BUT THEN YOU NEVER THOUGHT THAT APPEARING FROM THE FUTURE IN A HIGHLY SUPERSTITIOUS CATHOLIC COUNTRY WOULD LAND YOU IN JAIL, IN THE PAST. It was a very intense first few moments, the cobblestone streets, the mahogany bound books, the intensity was in the air, palpable almost. Then the bitterness sets in, again and again, the civil system what with your inability to confront witnesses, until it was just a prison of bitter and sour that you built for yourself. You paid top dollar for a time machine that placed you in a bitter purgatory, to which no amount of sweet can return you. "Loosen my shackles please, I feel that the iron is tarnishing my complexi-" What is that sour taste in your mouth? Bitter irony from a casuistic time traveler.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2011 07:07:57 | More by SubpoenaDeuces
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BillHaverchuck

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful copperish amber color with a short head
Pungent layers of citrus and pine hoppiness from the nose
Beautiful complexity and balance in the mouth. Fruity notes brought to life with hoppy, piney, beautiful bitterness
Great, smooth mouthfeel
Very nice beer!

Serving type: growler

02-19-2011 01:41:17 | More by BillHaverchuck
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I Hardcore You - Imperial India Pale Ale
Brew Dog / Mikkeller collaboration
No apparent dating code
$7.49 @ Total Wine & More, Claymont, DE

Appearance: Cloudy with yeast. Deep amber / almost Russet brown in color. Full head of frothy, slightly yellowed tan. The head retention and lacing are quite good.

Smell: Malty. Bready. Toasty. Almost cake-like with a sweet edge of darkened sugar. Leafy, softly citrusy, and gently floral hops. Yeasty fruitiness (apple, berries). Very "English" in character.

Taste: As the nose suggests, but with more yeasty fruitiness and less malt character. Its surprisingly soft and rounded given the intensity of the aroma. It's rich, to be sure, but its also quite supple and smooth. All of the components combine well, and although you can pick it apart to find the yeasty fruitiness or the hops or malt, they don't just immediately appear to you on their own. The alcohol is present, lying beneath or behind the malt, depending on how you want to look at it, but it doesn't stand out on its own either. Finally, the bitterness is surprisingly soft, blanketed by the rich malt. The one thing that does pop is the spritz of orange from the gently citrusy hops. It pops up mid-palate and lends a refreshing edge, and then reappears with less brightness in the long-lingering leafy/malty finish.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy smooth with what seems to be a natural carbonation - I don't know that it is, but I immediately thought of cask beer as that first sip crossed my tongue. Remarkably supple.

Overall: Really quite impressive. It's rich, complex, and velvety smooth. Worth every cent!!!

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2011 15:58:15 | More by NeroFiddled
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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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beerdrifter

Germany

4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at an awesome beer store outside Ghent, Dranken Geers. Hazy, amber-orange pour with nice two finger head and decent lacing. Huge earthy, floral, resiny, fresh hop nose with a sweet caramel malt backbone and hints of tangerine. Wow, what an intense and bold taste! Extremely fresh resiny hop bitterness, perfectly balanced with a great sweet caramel malt backbone. Tangerines, pine, grapefruit, and bready malt really balance this out nicely. The mouthfeel is thick and chewy, juicey and resiny perfection. The alcohol is totally a non-player, nicely hidden, making this a real scary drinkable Imperial IPA. This was so much better than the Devine Rebel collaboration between Mikkeller and Brew Dog. A great beer from two great breweries.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2010 16:17:15 | More by beerdrifter
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titosupertramp

Tennessee

4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap to Beer Temple in Amsterdam.

A: Murky, dark copper colored. Two fingers of white head..big bubbles. Recedes slowly and leaves lots of lacing.

S: Eye opening citrus smell. Heavy grapefruit, orange..maybe even a little lemon zest. Can smell the sweet malts hanging around in the background.

T: Taste follows the nose. Malt does a good job of taking the edge off of the extreme amount of hops. With that said, the citrus taste from the hops are front and center. Very little alcohol in the taste.

M: Sticky, resinous and coats the mouth. A big beer for sure.

D: I could drink a couple of these in one sitting. Easy drinking considering the IBU and ABV level.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2011 18:46:54 | More by titosupertramp
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beerpirates

Belgium

4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottel poured into my cantillon glass

A - poured a hazy dark amber colour with a nice 1 finger creamy head

S - smells very hoppy , sweet caramely malts with a lots of grapefruit hops and some Nice honey flavours

T - lots of grapefruity hops with a solid sweet caramel malt backbone , Nice honey ,bitter orange Peel , vet good balance between sweet and bitter , awesome

M - nice full body that goes down smoothly , very creamy

D - Very delicious , Nice example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2010 18:54:16 | More by beerpirates
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great DIPA, a beautiful offering and rendition of the style

Presentation: 12 oz brown capped bottle. Mikkeller layout label, with a light green and the drawing of a couple lying against a tree and sharing a cup, icon of the brewer´s head, and Brewdog in the same graphic style. Notes style, and 9.5% Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Hazy medium amber pour, tall and rich frothy head, good retention, nice surface memory, and rich lacing.

S - Nice hoppy note, resinous, pine with an accented sense of caramel. Fresh feel with a bready and lightly spicy sense.

T - Hops shine nicely, grapefruit, resin, earthy touch, plenty of caramel and malt in the backbone, even a soft spicy touch. Truly long and nice... ,

M - Medium/full body with soft carbonation, creamy and smooth with a final hint at a bitter bite woven with some stickiness.

D - Great DIPA, fresh, complex, long, very likable.

Notes: Now, as of today I have had both brews that support this take: Hardcore IPA both bottled (maltier), and on tap (beautifully pungent and fresh), and also I Beat U bottled a couple of times (both quite pleasing). This might be the best, close to the Hardcore on tap... But the only way to discern it and educate my palate is to further create an horizontal of these brews if and when I can ever get around it :P Great brew in any case...

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2011 02:38:10 | More by Daniellobo
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Fastcarboy

South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. Cooper ale. Thick lasting foam head. Citrus/herbal nose & oily tongue. Lasting bitter takes on more subtlties as it warms; very nice with great balance. Alcohol takes the backstage to the huge hops & malts needed to make them. Still way more multi-dememsional than most DIPAs out there.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2010 01:13:03 | More by Fastcarboy
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birderbeerer

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a amber/copper in color. White and creamy two finger head. Some decent lacing.

Aroma is huge hops and sweetness. Hops are floral and grapefruity with some tropical scents, and the sweetness is a big malt load--caramel, butter, toffee, tea. Huge, sweet, hoppy aroma. Beautiful.

Taste follows the aroma. A big, balanced double ipa. Huge hops with huge malts. This is actually one of the better balanced ipas I've had because neither the hops nor the malt overpower the other. Both co-exist happily and largely. If anything, I would give the Smell a 4.6 and the Taste a 4.5.

Dry aftertaste with a little hop stickiness. Great beer. It's worth $7 to try, but I don't think it's worth having again at that price.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2011 18:14:35 | More by birderbeerer
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chocosushi

Oklahoma

4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pressie from saramisu's last 'Rado trip
330ml->Unibroue Tulip
A ~ Pours a dark & dirty amber with very deep rooted orange highlights. Spotty lacing.

S ~ Smells like very hearty tree sap, combined with that "dank" smell with a liberal dusting of citrus zest & minerals. Lots of healthy grass as well.

T ~ Abundance of flavors that meld together seemlessly.
Pine, Citrus zest, Pineapple Rings, Pulpy grapefruit juice, fresh apricot, & thick sea salt caramel. At times theres a cactus fruit flavor which was really odd.
Hop Oils by the thousands lending floral, organic, & spice notes.

M ~ Prickly, bright & acidic with enamel stripping levels of bitterness. Flavors linger for quite awhile. Sav blanc elements were going on at times. Large amount of mineral-y qualities. Carb was suited.

D ~ Will probably not come across this anytime soon, so It was a much appreciated brew & I am forever grateful. I would really like to try the source beers for this, it definitely had a blended quality to it that worked. Acidic, Tangy, Resinous, Bitter...yet crisp, if you believe it. A bomb in every sense of the word.
cheers.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 21:40:00 | More by chocosushi
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ShogoKawada

Rhode Island

4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into tulip.

A- Dark, dark caramel beer. Pours like a strong ale or barleywine. Not much head but sticky lacing.

S- Hops! Potent, sticky icky hop buds. Intense dry-hopping leads to a fantastic nose on this one.

T- This thing is a hop grenade. Lots of diesel/octane hop resin notes (due to the 4x dry hopping I'm sure). Bitter, bitter, bitter, some tropical fruit and pine resin in the finish.

M- Good body, great carbonation, intense hop bite.

D- Not for the faint of heart, and kind of a shitty price ($6) but very good. If you can get it fresh, it's worth trying out. Good stuff. I can't say I love it more than Hardcore IPA or I beat You on their own, but damn is this a good one.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2010 14:54:38 | More by ShogoKawada
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connecticutpoet

Connecticut

4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On the pour, this beer produced a two finger head over a clear amber body. There was lots of lacing evident.

Aroma was heavy in the grapefruit/citrus range. A nice malt undertone was noticeable, but this is definitely a hop bomb.

Taste was a big surprise - it started out as rich malt, with a slight sweetness and fruitiness putting in a cameo. Then the citrus hops and bitterness came in. Very nice finish, not overpowering. This was a well balanced beer.

Mouthfeel was full, creamy, and rich without being heavy.

Great drinkability. I would recommend this as an intro into the realm of DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2010 01:57:40 | More by connecticutpoet
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I Hardcore You from BrewDog
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