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I Hardcore You - BrewDog

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I Hardcore YouI Hardcore You

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

454 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 454
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 19
Gots: 47 | FT: 0
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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Photo of cletetron
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

cletetron, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
2.53/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Hazed dark amber and copper with a creamy, small-bubbled off-white head that eventually leaves lines of lace down the glass.

Sweet and aggressive aroma of pine, caramel, toffee, dark fruit (fig?), and alcohol.

The flavor follows the aroma, with the sweet malt and pine flavors combining, along with a bit of dark fruit character, lots of alcohol harshness, and huge levels of bitterness. This is not at all refreshing. This is a harsh, aggressive, abrasive drink.

Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.

Two of my least favorite brewers combine to make one of my least favorite IPAs. Shocking.

ehammond1, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of JTSbeerislife
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewdog & Mikkeller corroboration.

On tap at the Fridge, notes taken when served.

Poured into a Dogfish Head Signature Snifter.

Pours a nice medium ¼”, off white head, rapidly diminishes to nothing. Easily revived with a swirl of the glass. It is a live ale.
Medium deep amber color.

The aroma first hits you with medium distinct hops, with a herbal/resiny/bitter smell, spicy with a hint of grapefruit. There is a medium distinct malt with some nuances of roasted grain and whole wheat bread. As the ale warms the malt becomes a little more distinct but not that much really.

A medium crisp entry on the palate of medium distinct hops, herbs, spice and resin follow from the smell, the hops are refined and very enjoyable. Then comes a medium, refined, off dry malt, with much of character of the smell showing again. Very drinkable, classy. Medium acidity with a full mouth feel, off dry sweetness and fine carbonation makes for a very balanced brew.

Very long finish of bitter hops and some light malt, the hop oils hang very well.

Well all this being said this was an enjoyable ale, though in truth I expected more intensity overall. It is a very balanced and very drinkable ale with lots of refined bitter hops. Rather expensive compared to its peers.
Recommended if you stumble across a bottle or tap as I did, but I would not go out of my way for this one.

JTSbeerislife, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of Brad007
3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a robust copper with a very frothy head into my glass. Staring into the belly of the beast.

Citrus, pine resin and a great malt base greet the nose. Not as overwhelming as previously thought.

This errs more on the side of the piney, east coast style IPAs. It's bordering on a barleywine at this point but the bitterness is still there.

Mouthfeel is unorthodox. Suspiciously clean with pungent remnants of citrus.

It's strong and it's hoppy but save for the artwork, it's not HARDCORE!

Brad007, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of aztraz
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

aztraz, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of Bonko_the_sane
1/5  rDev -75.3%

Bonko_the_sane, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of gaffm
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

gaffm, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of aasher
3.13/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Fresh bottles just arrived in Indianapolis the other day. This beer pours a light bodied dark copper in color with a one finger soapy, off white head. The nose is very fresh and hoppy but I get a lot of onions and garlic to pair with some slight sweet malt. Uh, Summit hops perhaps? The flavors are light and hoppy with a moderate amount of spice. The spice is a nice feature and there is some sweet caramel malt. The onion is there again but it's almost candied. It's definitely toned down, which is a good thing but it's still not preferred. It drinks light and sticky, definitely showing off residual sugars. Overall this beer is pretty average. I don't know why, but almost all of BrewDog's hoppy beers have been a miss for me.

aasher, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of captainbearcat
5/5  rDev +23.5%

captainbearcat, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of MordeciaFunk
4/5  rDev -1.2%

MordeciaFunk, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of bluetrevian
4/5  rDev -1.2%

bluetrevian, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of Beezee
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Beezee, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Tyrawlings, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of FanofHefe
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle; no freshness dating apparent. Pours a hazy, dark amber color with a two-finger off-white head. Very goo retention and a head that settles into a creamy cap leaving thick lacing on the glass.

The aroma is very "east coast" DIPA with a nearly equal combination of fruity hops and caramel malt. The hop aromas lean toward a citrus and slightly pine resin presentation while the malt is not overly sweet.

The flavor is very similar to the aroma, but the malt notes come through stronger. The hops are not necessarily muted, but for those used to very hop-forward DIPAs, this one is definitely more balanced.

The texture in the mouthfeel is very thick for an IPA. Actually, the balance in this brew makes it very drinkable, save the high abv. Decent brew but nothing special for a collaboration.

FanofHefe, Feb 14, 2012
Photo of mikemoeller112
4/5  rDev -1.2%

mikemoeller112, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of Rickythejeweler
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Murky golden-copper, 1 finger bubbly off white head, decent lacing.

S - Fragrant hops, mango, slight funk, candi sugar.

T - Bitter/fruity/pungent hops intertwine with apple at the start of the sip, leading into notes of brown sugar, whisky, grass, & slight olive, finishing with yeasty, breadiness that is slightly dry.

M - Full bodied, moderate carbonation.

O - Very complex, but there is a certain taste that is off putting, that I noticed in the Mikkeller All Others Pale, strange.

Rickythejeweler, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of Jefe73
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Jefe73, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of jskennedy
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

jskennedy, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of nrs207
4/5  rDev -1.2%

nrs207, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of MeisterSmudge
4/5  rDev -1.2%

MeisterSmudge, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

acurtis, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of Corkpuller
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Corkpuller, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of bonbini26
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

bonbini26, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of doopydoogle
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A cloudy amber with a fine head that leaves some but not much lacing. A creamy white lace clings to the side of the glass upon settling.

S - Complex. Sweet malt comes up with alcohol and resinous hops. Some fruitiness is present with citrus and figs coming to mind. The fragrance is dense and comes in waves. Very unconventional and appealing nose.

T - Large malt and aggressive hops up front followed by a strong alcohol bite that gives way to an almost gin-like herbal character. The alcohol gives way to bitterness and subtle basil and malt. Somewhat fruity and sweet but really has an herbal character and quality all of its own. Seems to possibly be oaked, but I'm not really sure.

M - Explosive carbonation and a very clean mouthfeel fro the style.

O - A good beer to try! A bit pricey but its certainly unique and worth giving a whirl.

doopydoogle, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

IdrinkGas, Jan 10, 2012
I Hardcore You from BrewDog
90 out of 100 based on 454 ratings.