I Hardcore You | BrewDog

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Scotland, United Kingdom

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

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Ratings: 518 |  Reviews: 247
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a deep orange/copper opaque pour with 2 fingers of off-white head, great head retention and nice lacing. smells of orange, lemon, citrusy grapefruit with a heavy malt profile. the flavor is very tangy and sweet at the same time. lots of sweet malt, with a good amount of citrusy hops, slight grapefruit towards the finish.. heavy barley flavor almost like a barley wine. this is a medium body beer on the heavy side, mild carbonation and has a sticky resinous feel to it.

this is a pretty good dipa, though i would have loved it fresh i'm sure - the hops seemed to fade quite a bit but the malt profile is insane. really tasty.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.18/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A- The beer pours out as an incredibly cloudy orangish amber with very minimal light penetration; Seems rather odd for the style. There is a slightly off white one-finger bubbly head that after dissipating, leaves behind a thick collar and an ample amount of lacing upon the surface.

S- The nose is full of faded hops combined with carmalized malts. There is a fruitiness too it that seems to be a huge mishmash of pommegranite, plum, strawberries and melon; really just a train wreck of scents that reminds me of how sugar-laden wildberry pie filling smells. Malts dominate the finish giving off a bready toffee-like aroma.

T- The taste is very caramelly and full of super faded hops. The malts give off a very grainy bready sweetness. There are also some notes of honey, and heather. There is a sour-like bitter finish very reminiscent of sour bread, that is rather unpleasant.

M- near the heavy side of having a medium body with somewhat lighter carbonation.

O- Its obvious that this beer is somewhat past its prime and that time did not do this ale any favors. Very unfortunate. I would have loved to try this fresh.

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3.59/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased in NC in November and I thought a 9.5% DIPA would maintain its hoppiness far better than this one has, so my mistake in not drinking it immediately. Bottle pours a murky, orange brown, with almost no head . Not a visually appealing beer, and the (appropriate) oiliness is exaggerated by the lack of carbonation.

Aroma is unfortunately of faded hops, with an underlying caramelized malt sweetness. None of the citrus or floral tones for which I'd hoped. The flavour has held up better, as there is still a very nice bitterness to the finish. The high alcohol level is terrifyingly well hidden, and tropical fruit hop notes balance well against the red malt body.

Although I'm a fan of both Mikkeller and BrewDog, still struggle with having paid $7.99 for a faded 330 mL bottle...

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy copper-orange with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades normal.

S - Grapefruit, tropical, citrus, pine, and grassy hops, sweet caramel malts, some brown sugar, and a bit of booze.

T - Grapefruit, tropical, citrus, pine, and grassy hops, resiny bitterness, sweet caramel and bready malts, and a bit of brown sugar and booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, bitter, and warming finish.

D - Nice hopp DIPA. Good overall balance with a nice hop profile.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

I Hardcore You from BrewDog
Beer rating: 84.2% out of 100 with 518 ratings
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