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I Hardcore You - BrewDog

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Ratings: 505
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 29
Gots: 65 | FT: 2
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: thepeter on 08-17-2010

What do you get if you blend Hardcore IPA and I Beat You together and then add even more dry hops?

I Hardcore You of course. This is the return, for a limited time only, of a beer which proved firm favourite with hop heads.

I Hardcore You is a 9.5% Imperial India Pale Ale. After blending these two awesome beers, the beer is then dry hopped another two times.

80 IBU
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Ratings: 505 | Reviews: 245
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4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of dbossman
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy orangish hue with a thin head and great retention; beautiful lacing; this is one bubbly beer with bubbles sporadically popping through the thin head

S: Major tropical nodes: mango; grapefruit, and pineapple; a little bit of woodiness; also a strong alcohol presence; all of this sits on top of a decent malt backbone

T: Alcohol is well masked; bitter hops but tropical fruits--although less prevalent than in the aroma; the alcohol numbing does become more evident as the beer goes down the hatch; there is a malty undertone that is grainy, earthy, and even woody

F: A bit oily and sticky and nicely carbonated; nice medium body; good overall mouth feel

O: A very good, slightly boozy DIPA--such a nice collaboration

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper-colored beer with a half inch of foam that fades away leaving fits of lace. Smell is pine cones, fresh hay, caramel malt. Taste starts out lightly sweet with caramel candy and orange notes, then a distinct washing of herbal, citric and resin hop over the tongue cuts any sweetness and imparts a very nice melding of malt and hop where each element is balanced off the next. Finish is mildly orange pith bitter. Body is medium heavy, creamy. Tasty beer, would drink it again.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With great thanks to dgilks.

Pours a nice light amber golden. Good head/lacing.

Smell is so much pine and a melange of tropical fruits. Peaches/lime. Pliney-esque. Lots of almost cocktail-like lime and mint. Nice herbal character.

Taste is good too with lots of bitter pine and tinned peaches. A pleasing sweet malt backbone is present and accounted for but kept in check.

Mouthfeel is good, bitter and hop resiny. Overall a nice, really fresh DIPA.

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2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -63.1%

Photo of FanofHefe
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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3.44/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up a while back from Warehouse Beverage in Euclid Heights. It was for sale from behind a locked plexiglass cabinet, so I knew it had to be something special. But would it be hardcore at first sight?

Poured from a 333 ml bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a deep, dark amber color, with a light tan head that reduces to a thin lid crawling up the sides of the glass.

Smell is intense, with loads of citrus, alcohol, and buttery yeast. Undertones of grapes, apricots and pine resin are all present. The aroma loses some of its harshness as it sits for a few minutes to breathe.

Starts bitter, oily and malty all at once. Mild citrus, white pine, burnt toffee and white grapes all combine for a taste overload. Hardcore hops rush in to plump and pucker the tongue with bitterness.

Mouthfeel is oily and slick; there must be a butt-load of hop resins in this! Medium bodied, the IBU's are high enough to get my tongue and gums tingling, and leave the back of my throat dry.

An intense brew, best savored slowly. A decent, if not mouth-whupping, DIPA, one which I would consider having again but for the $6.99 price tag. Still, good for a one-time ride, and probably best savored in small doses, like most things hardcore.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured into a tulip to a deep orange that is nearly brown that's slightly hazed with a small off white head that fades to a collar
S: smells of tropical fruit, alcohol, a bit of sweetness and general hop bitterness
T: tropical fruits, a bit of melon, some alcohol, pine tar and a slight sweetness. swallow brings a huge amount of hop oil bitterness and a small amount of caramel sweetness
M: medium in body and a little slick with soft carbonation that's almost not there. slightly drying finish
O: hops are the shining start on this one and it's pretty abrasive. not a lot of balance and very in your face. It has some nice qualities but there are better offerings out there that are more well rounded.

Photo of July2Nov
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Nice brownish amber color with a very nice frothy inch of head.

Smell: Hoppy with a fair amount of citrus. Bit of an earthy scent comes out too.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Has a spiky hop flavor at first that turns into a citrus bomb! Mellows out just slightly, but retains the fullness of the alcohol. Has a sweet syrup flavor and a tongue numbing end feel. Aftertaste is very pleasant with a tingling sensation that numbs the mouth a bit.

Drinkability: The higher abv makes this one a bit of a chore to finish, but a chore I would gladly take on. Nice collaboration between two up and coming beer makers.

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3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter on tap at The Firkin

This beer is poured a nice hazy burnt sienna with some decent lacing of the white foam head. The aroma is a mixture of the various hop varieties, tangerine and brown sugar for sweetness. The taste is interesting as well. It comprises of bitter hops and light caramel which work together pretty well. It wasn't overtly bitter, but the hops were strong enough to be noticeable in the mouthfeel. This was rather average to drink, it was a very good beer that I tended to care less about.

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I Hardcore You from BrewDog
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