I Beat YoU - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by jazzyjeff13:
United Kingdom (England)
3.86/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A 330ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2014. Acquired a little while back from the Brewdog online shop. The label states that it was brewed at Brewdog's Ellon brewery. I've been wanting to try this ever since I first had 'I Hardcore You'...
Poured into a Delirium chalice. Bottle conditioned. A rich coppery-orange hue with fine sediment and medium carbonation. Produces a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Aroma of vehement hops with notes of pine resin, weed, orange peel, mild citrus, a mélange of fruits and subtle grass/hay. This is underpinned by sweet caramel malt, mildly earthy yeast and a warming whiff of booze. Pretty full-on.
Tastes of exceptional hoppiness; a full frontal assault on the palate and an extreme bitter finish. Notes of pine resin, dank weed, grapefruit, orange peel, tropical fruit, citrus, grass/hay, caramel malt, earthy yeast and stewed hops. Slightly sweet and decidedly alcoholic, followed by a zealous bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with well-judged carbonation and good body. Hop oils tantalise the tastebuds. Highly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops, pine resin, caramel malt and booze.
Woooo - with each mouthful, a tsunami of hops envelops the palate. Looks good, while the aroma and flavour are overwhelmingly hoppy. A ton of pine and fruit notes along with sweet caramel. The alcohol character seems obvious but well-balanced. Nice body. A solid double IPA; intense but satisfying. Worth sampling, particularly if you want to saturate your senses.
Serving type: bottle
01-26-2014 01:33:43 | More by jazzyjeff13
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4.05/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours an amber with nice head and lacing.
Nose is real potent hops. I get mint, a slightly candied NZ hop quality. Red fruit hops. Mango.
Taste is similar, NZ-y hops over a grainy, slightly cereal-y background. A slightly chlorine-y malt presence.
Mouthfeel is substantial- chlorine-y, pine-y malt.
This is a really solid beer; not classically American style, it could easily pass as an American Strong Ale.
Main detraction is a slightly dry alcoholic finish. Other than that it's got a pretty unique/distinct profile but no doubt there's a lot of flavour.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2014 15:43:59 | More by danieelol
I Beat YoU from Mikkeller ApS
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