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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

433 Ratings
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Ratings: 433
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 13.12%
Wants: 14
Gots: 37 | 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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savagepm

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

04-16-2012 01:27:48 | More by savagepm
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bhir

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

04-14-2012 17:17:39 | More by bhir
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avaldivia

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

04-14-2012 07:51:50 | More by avaldivia
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

04-13-2012 19:27:19 | More by TheRuss9585
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cletetron

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-11-2012 19:51:47 | More by cletetron
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ehammond1


2.53/5  rDev -37.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2012 18:37:25 | More by ehammond1
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JTSbeerislife

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2012 17:36:36 | More by JTSbeerislife
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Brad007

Vermont

3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
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!

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 03:03:23 | More by Brad007
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aztraz

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

04-05-2012 13:33:46 | More by aztraz
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Bonko_the_sane

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -75.2%

04-05-2012 03:39:54 | More by Bonko_the_sane
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gaffm

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

03-29-2012 22:59:38 | More by gaffm
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aasher

Indiana

3.13/5  rDev -22.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2012 00:29:09 | More by aasher
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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +23.8%

03-11-2012 21:27:19 | More by captainbearcat
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MordeciaFunk

Australia

4/5  rDev -1%

03-09-2012 12:25:12 | More by MordeciaFunk
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bluetrevian

Florida

4/5  rDev -1%

03-01-2012 16:05:21 | More by bluetrevian
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Beezee

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-21-2012 05:36:14 | More by Beezee
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

02-16-2012 02:28:58 | More by Tyrawlings
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FanofHefe

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2012 23:20:00 | More by FanofHefe
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mikemoeller112

California

4/5  rDev -1%

02-09-2012 03:51:24 | More by mikemoeller112
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Rickythejeweler

Maryland

3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 21:26:26 | More by Rickythejeweler
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Jefe73

Florida

4/5  rDev -1%

01-29-2012 13:18:09 | More by Jefe73
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jskennedy

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-24-2012 04:31:00 | More by jskennedy
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

01-19-2012 05:49:14 | More by nrs207
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MeisterSmudge

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1%

01-16-2012 03:04:36 | More by MeisterSmudge
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

01-15-2012 02:37:19 | More by acurtis
I Hardcore You from BrewDog
90 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.