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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
Ratings:
519
Reviews:
247
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
12.16%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
70
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Fitwitchik
4.85/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

Amber color with white head.

Caramel sweetness with lots of grapefruit. Hops is quite obvious yet not overpowering

Taste is outrageous pefection. One of the best imperial IPA I have ever had. Knowing this is from Brewdog/Mikkeller made it extra special.

Thick sweet hoppiness with more gravity than a traditional IPA. Booze is subtle with this brew.

Overall this is a super Imperial/Double IPA. Store only had one so I jumped on it. So wished there were more...

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Photo of ColForbinBC
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap, served in a tulip

The body is a hazy orange amber with a fluffy ecru cap. The cap rises two fingers and settles slowly, clinging to the glass all the way down. Nice sheets of lacing. The nose is predominantly of spicy and earthy hops with a large toffee aroma and some orange citrus leaping out of the middle. On the palate, the toffee and caramel backbone are prominent, with flavors of earth, tea leaves, spice, and orange peel. A sticky mouthfeel, big and chewy with low carbonation. This is a tasty IPA blend, but it is nothing overly special.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

my girlfriend and i liked this one a lot. it pours a rich cipper color, much darker than we expected, with a nice caramel colored head about two inches tall and leaving thick lacing on the sides of the glass. the nose is more balanced than i am used to in such a big ipa, english caramel malts are present amongst the heavy hopping. the hops are pineappley and piney in both nose and taste, especially as the beer warms up a bit. its very crisp in the finish, with a good dose of bitter left in the mouth. there is also some sweeter butterscotchy elements on the front end, but they are quickly overpowered. feel works well, its heavy for sure, full full body and a lot of alcohol than you can really feel. carbonation is moderate, and this is definitely a one beer per session kind of brew. overall a lot of flavor packed into this ipa, and in my mind mikkeller can do no wrong.

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Photo of 12owls
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Amalak
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Nice light copper color. Some bubbly white head and a little bit of lacing. Semi-clear, or a bit of cloudy.

S. Mild hoppy scent. Light.

T. Very intense citrusy sweetness to it. A fruity beer. Some grape to it, as well. Mild on the hop scale. Smooth, if potent from the sweetness.

M. A very odd vegetable aftertaste. Kind of like celery.

O. Nice beer, but could probably due with some aging. A bit too hyper on the fruits if there's a complaint to be made.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours very cloudy amber. The nose on this one is...different. I feel compelled to say rose petals, or something like that. It strikes me as much more floral (in a petal sense), than I can recall in any other beer. But on to the most important aspect: how it tastes. It's okay I guess. Interesting and smooth, though there is a hop spicyness that nips in a slightly subtle way. The most interesting aspect of this beer is probably the feel which is extremely smooth and borders on silky. I have to say, though, that for a beer that costs $9, I should probably be getting a whole lot more from the experience. I think that's probably one reason why I'm now more willing to spend less than $2 on a beer from some place that I've probably never heard of instead of an exhorbitant amount for a "decent" beer from some uber popular brewery.

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from session notes.

Murky brownish amber with a tan creamy 1cm head, minimal lacing, the foam lasts for about a minute.

Smells of semi-boozey caramel, peaches, ginger, and orange peel. In a very appealing balance with medium strength resin aroma, I should add.

Tastes of solid pine resin, grapefruit, boiled hop oil, and a couple of squirts of those liquid bitters used to make fancy cocktails. About 85% of the strength of the peachy fruitiness from the nose are unfortunately masked by the booze and resinous hopping flavor. For a short while mid-sip , the malt flavor seems to vanish and comes back again just before the finish begins.

Medium-heavy body and medium carbonation keeps things moving around in the mouth. A bt of oily slippery-ness in the mouth does detract from the experience.

If only it was slightly less greasy in texture and kept some more of the promised fruit and the citrus peel aspects from the nose in the flavor, this would have been dialed in to my preferences much better than it is.

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 330ml bottle with no visible BB date (not sure why, though the label suggests that this is destined for the US market where there is no dating requirement). Picked up from Trembling Madness in York just the other week. I've had this once before and thought it was fantastic - been looking forward to it ever since the latest batch was announced.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. A deep orange-amber hue with medium carbonation. Produces a decent head of creamy off-white foam that lasts for a minute or so before reducing to a surface layer. An intense aroma of citrus and pine, underpinned by subtle malt and earthy yeast notes. The abundant aromatic hops have a dry, sherbet-like quality. A whiff of alcohol can be discerned in the background.

Tastes like a sackfull of aromatic hops with an intense bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, citrus, peel, resinous pine, earthy yeast, caramel malt and stewed hops. Considerable bitterness upon swallowing, along with a warming hint of booze. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with good body and a strident astringency. Dries the palate thoroughly and leaves a lingering aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops.

Bam - hops! This is a fantastic brew; makes my list of top-tier IPAs. Tons of hop aroma and flavour, while the malt takes a back seat (this sets it apart from US west-coast IPAs). Spicy, oily citrus with a hint of pine. Very dry, with a lemon character. Nice body and great mouthfeel. I've only had one of the two beers that are blended to create this (Hardcore), but the result is peerless. If you come across this, don't pass up the opportunity to try it.

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Photo of Aml42000
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Murky dark amber with a thin white head. No lacing to speak of.

S- A good mix of caramel and pine. Layered, but not delineated.

T- A shot of caramel on entry and through the mid palate. A quick and slightly clumsy transition to intense bitter hops.

M- Nice, but a bit muddled. It has some oily quality, but is still crisp and clean. A little confused.

O- Very good IPA/DIPA. I enjoy I beat You much more, but the regular hardcore IPA a little less. Would buy again.

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