I Hardcore You | BrewDog

I Hardcore YouI Hardcore You
BA SCORE
4.06/5
518 Ratings
I Hardcore YouI Hardcore You
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BrewDog
Scotland, United Kingdom
brewdog.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

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

Added by thepeter on 08-17-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,841
Reviews:
247
Ratings:
518
pDev:
12.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
70
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 518 |  Reviews: 247
Photo of BradAndAdele
3.36/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased in a bottle in Melbourne, Australia.

We're not really loving it. Feels like we're not drinking beer anymore but have gone onto the spirits. A visual resemblance to cognac -- clear, welcomingly golden and bubble-less. No head. Looks like a gem, and despite a mouthful of hops it's still, somehow, not a beer.

Smells beautifully of hops, but with burnt orange, rum and brandy it nearly overpowers the hops. We're not sure this combination really works.

First taste is strong hops. Then it's oddly sweet with hints of marmalade -- but this dominates the bitterness, giving it an almost tart feel.

An aftertaste of marmalade. Murder to the wallet.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.38/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The pour is a clear, dark copper color with a finger of white head and some spotty lacing.

S: Some good citrus notes to the nose with a fair amount of grapefruit. Oily pine notes and a slight resinous quality. Definitely some caramel malt and hints of toffee. A touch of grass as it warms up a bit.

T: Not as hoppy in terms of the flavor. Some good grapefruit and citrus peel notes, but a fair amount of booze and brown sugar. Caramel as well. Resinous pine provides a moderate level of bitterness.

M: Medium to full in body with the carbonation being a bit on the low end of medium.

O: Surprisingly decent for a BrewDog beer. The nose was certainly better than the flavor, however.

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Photo of elyangoo
3.4/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of kevinv
3.41/5  rDev -16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. No bottle dating noted.

A - Pours a dark copper color with a full, frothy off-white head. Nearly over poured the glass. Delicate lacing sticks to the glass.

S - Caramel malts seem to be the most prevalent with toffee notes. Sweet and fruity. Oily, piney hops seem to be trying to come through, but the notes are light. Alcohol is present at warmer temps.

T - The taste is more fruity than the smell suggested. Grassy/earthy notes from the hops make way to only a slight bitterness. Surprisingly weak for the style. This kind or reminds me of a barleywine. Quite boozy.

M - Full bodied and very creamy, low carbonation, very reminiscent of a cask ale.

O - Overall, not a bad DIPA, but nothing spectacularly over the top either. At $6.99/bottle, there are many others I'd rather drink at less than half the price.

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Photo of Philousa
3.42/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Imbibed on tap at The Refuge on 5/25/2012.

Poured a clear copper with thin head. Seems appropriate for a near 10% beer. Great hops up front on the nose, kinda mild - piney, somewhat resiny. Mostly malty aroma. Caramel, crystal malt up the wazoo, and nutty. Somewhat floral hops come out with a swirl. The malt starts things off with a nutty smoothness. Hop flavor comes in, somewhat barky. Turns bitter and resiny. A little thick in feel, and finishes dry.

I feel like my review was compromised by the glass, which was filled too much (not much aroma because of this) and wasn't washed properly. Didn't really introduce any off flavors or aromas, but I wish it was served in a Duvel or pint glass so it had some headspace to breathe. Would try again though. Seemed like more than what I was exposed to.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.43/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy ruddy copper and ruby color that also has a strong tan head of three fingers and a nice foam to follow. I can only see a little bubbling.

Earthy hop aroma of dirt, grass, and a little pine sap. The malts add some mild biscuit aromas and the yeast gives the aroma a littl general fruit puff.

Bubbles upfront on the palate. Then the palate gets wood dry and some soil covered pine wood. The middle has some toasted, bisciut malts and bread crust flavors. The finish has some heat from the alcohol that lends some toasted wood flavors to the finish, along with a wet field in the Midwest.

Not a bad sipper, but I expected something a little more from this brew overall.

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Photo of kmos27
3.44/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of liamt07
3.45/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Mike, 12oz into some tulips.

Poured a hazy reddish brown, with a slightly offwhite head with decent lace and a bubbly collar left behind. Nose has some sweet caramel malt, pineapple, tangerine, pine but still quite saccharine in terms of the malt qualities. Hops are there, but the malt dominates the nasal cavity. Taste has more pine, pineapple and other tropical fruits and some potpurri floral. Chewy hops but the overly sweet malts take over the profile. Medium carbonation with a fairly heavy mouthfeel. Lightly mineral-ly and chalky feel takes away from this. Not enough balance here and too much in terms of the malts to make this worth another go, but this could be a result of bottle freshness.

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Photo of AleWatcher
3.45/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

reviewed from notes

hazy, almost murky apricot color with a slightly tan colored head. Average lacing, but decent retention composed of soapy looking bubbles. Not bad, but doesn't blow me away.

The nose is predominantly hops-- it seems there must be a sweet malt base under there, maybe some caramel and pale malt? The predominant nose is that of hops... and it's big on pine and citrus. Not bad, but it doesn't strike me as being intense and bright and fresh-- this is kind of murky and muddy.

The taste has a touch of sweet malt then the same hops as the nose had me expected. Hugely bitter. Lots of lingering bitterness. I'd give the taste a 3.75... but I'm rounding down today.
The body is pretty full. Plenty of carbonation. This is one of those: glad to try it, no need to ever have it again.

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of sunofneurot
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of st9647v3
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of pknyc
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of JamnesCameron
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

Was glad to get my hands on a few bottles at my local Binnys.

Poured into a snifter. Pours a hazy copper with a finger of off white head that lasts a few minutes, then leaves some very nice lace behind.

Strong grapefruit aroma and some sweetness in the background. Very resinous.

First sip is bitter, lots of grapefruit hops. Almost puckering bitterness. Some sweet malt in the backbone. Nice balance toward hop bitterness and flavor, but not overdone.

Mouthfeel is medium, not sticky sweet. The hop bitterness coats your mouth in every nook and cranny.

Very drinkable DIPA. Could even be considered an entry beer into the style. HOWEVER...at $8 for a 12 oz, it's a bit over priced. No special ingredients, no special brewing process. Just a beer. A good beer, but not worth the price tag. Spend your money elsewhere.

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Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of jklecko2
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of mhaugo
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of steviesean
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of t8dd
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of TheRuss9585
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of bostonbeans
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of GuyIncognito
3.51/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

What does a crazy Danish guy and a Scottish brewery know about making an American Imperial IPA? Apparentely, exactly what you'd expect from a Scottish beer: malt, honey, heather, and with a little hops tucked in at the end. Nice beer, kinda sweet, not what I'm looking for in a DIPA...

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Photo of superspak
3.51/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 ounce bottle into tulip, no bottle date. Pours hazy dark red-orange color with 1-2 fingers of a fairly dense khaki head with good retention that reduces to a fairly thick lacing cap. Some nice lacing clings to the glass as well. Aromas of big caramel, orange, pine, spices, and alcohol. Strong malty aromas, but they are quite average and a bit boozy. Taste of big pine, grapefruit, orange, caramel, and some tropical fruits. Nice strong bitterness on the finish, that lingers for a bit with caramel, orange, pine, and a bit of tropical fruits. Big malt load with a fairly nice balance to the bitterness. Alcohol is fairly well hidden, but there is still a fairly strong warming on the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied, with a creamy and slick mouthfeel. Good drinkability for the level of alcohol, but still a sipper. Overall, a pretty nice DIPA, but I have a feeling this was past it’s prime due to the lackluster aromas.

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Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 518 ratings
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