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I Hardcore You - BrewDog

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I Hardcore YouI Hardcore You

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BA SCORE
90
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465 Ratings
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Ratings: 465
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 20
Gots: 48 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: thepeter on 08-17-2010)
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4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Laxadaisical, Nov 13, 2013
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I Hardcore You from BrewDog
90 out of 100 based on 465 ratings.