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:
#2,837
Reviews:
247
Ratings:
518
pDev:
12.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
70
Trade:
2
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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This beat of an IIPA pours a murky
brown tinged amber with a decent head of off white foam that subsides to a
thick ring, light layer, and spotty lacing. Nose of deep and rich caramel malts,
zesty, spicy, floral, citrus, and grassy hops all around in this one---lots of resinous
hoppy goodness. Flavors follow the nose with caramel malt backbone and every
darn hop you could throw at it with citrus notes of pineapple and orange with pine
and herbal notes all around. Very nice mouth feel, slick, smooth, warming, and
lightly coating as well as sticky. An excellent example of BIG done right.

Cheers

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled
Pours a golden clear body with decent enough white head
Big citrus and cream of bicarbonate aroma
Theres that characteris tic big hop flavour but also that drebin downpour
Good but not wow

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Photo of DrAnnaNemis
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My ears are burning, and that’s just the first sip. Surprisingly, the malt still shines through this dense hop bomb. Orange body with a skin of off white head, pungent, almost sour aroma. Taste is very much pine resin, followed by burn. A hop lovers dream.

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Photo of jrob21
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrDemento456
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picking up this bottle I expected it to be super old but it's still in date drink by July 25th! Either way I only got it for a dollar.
A - Very little sediment in my bottle is nice. A 1/4 inch of sticky head is good.
S - As expected it is less hoppy in the smell and more malt forward but it still smells quite good.
T - Malty this DIPA is very smooth. Not as bitter as I expected and malty so I assume the fresh beer must be a hop bomb!
M - Slightly bitter, with no noticable ABV bite and a good malty body.

If you find older bottles of this discounted pick them up they hold up well!

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

Look - Dark apple juice body. Thin white head even with strong pour. No lacing.

Smell - Malt. Malt. Malt. Hops are stirred up when swirled.

Taste - Malt. Grass. Wheat. Hard candy. Not bitter until the after taste.

Feel - Medium to heavy body. Carbonation heavier than what look hints. Alcohol is warm but not sticky.

Overall - This is not what I was looking for in a Brew Dog / Mikkeller. Very candied malt. Almost a barley wine and not what I want in an imperial IPA. Fours across the board for the hope I had a bad/old bottle AND would rate well if labelled as a strong ale or barley wine.

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Photo of Scarfer_Brad
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Hazy brownish amber. 1” white head that leaves Belgian Lace designs on the glass.
S: Rich malt, light fruit and hop aromas.
T: Rich caramelly malt, light fruit and an assertive hop finish. F: Medium full body, medium low carbonation.
O: A full flavored, well balanced DIPA

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Photo of Hop_God
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of soulcougher
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of justincourts
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rulisekmartin
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Catalin90
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap in BrewDog Firenze.

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

Photo of Oakenator
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sampsonw
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zahmzwickler
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Acquisition: 02.24.2015 @ Bottle Bar, Frankford Ave - PHL 19125

When I first poured this beer I quickly realized it was too cold. This beer really warmed up to me as it warmed up.

(Appearance) - Chill haze, red / orange glow, initial head is decent although diminished to 1/4", lacing minimal. Tight bubbles bottle conditioned carbonation.

(Aroma) - Very Nice. Big fruit, possible Amarillo, peachy, held almost till the end. Typical for the style although I bet a rare treat for the Scottish, IMO.

(Flavor) - Very Nice. Taste like an award winning home-brew. Malt to Hop balance is really nice. Perfect front end bitterness with a candied malt, possible long boil time as apposed to specialty grains. Nice weight in the mouth, malt sticks around without seaming sweet. Alcohol is present, although smooth for 9.5.

I enjoyed this beer although I did feel foolish paying $9.00 for one bottle of IIPA. The price was expected although if your on a budget you can purchase two other IIPA's and are not missing out.

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Photo of AlvinLin
4.96/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

On par with sculpin and Pliny for me.

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Photo of DrBier
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NightINgale
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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