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I Beat YoU - Mikkeller ApS

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87
very good

373 Ratings
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Ratings: 373
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 16
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Heavily hopped with Herkules, Centennial, Warrior, Amarillo, Simcoe and Columbus.

Brewed at BrewDog, Scotland.

(Beer added by: bark on 11-18-2009)
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.9/5  rDev +0.5%

Hazy dark orange, small white head that recedes quickly, but leaves a nice frothy lace.
Literally tons of hops and malt in the smell. Fragrant mango, maracuja, ripe tangerine, melon, pineapple syrup, really sweet and fruity, smells like sugared jelly worms. There's a "stale" note with the fruitiness too, not that good. Hint of lemon and pine. Dense caramel biscuity malts.
Stronger green hop presence in the taste, with a nice bitter leafiness along with the sweet fruit from the start. Herkules hops bring lots of melon and tangerine, nice tropical notes (maracuja, sweet pineapple) from the others, a floral component that seems a lot like honey when taking the sweet malts into account. Lots of caramel and quite a bit of toastiness, a bit stronger than the usual biscuity note in IIPAs. A bit of pine but lots of grassy bittering hops, with a rough finish.
Still, some fruit manages to bypass it, there's mango and sweet citrus in the hoppy aftertaste. Medium, oily body, low to medium carbonation. Alcohol level never really felt.
Nice, but not the greatest IIPA around. Had better Mikkellers, one even in collaboration with BrewDog.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

I Beat You brewed at Brew Dog by the Gypsy brewer himself. The label states this is an American style Imperial IPA. The funniest thing is the best before date of 7/15/15, get the fuck out of here it's 12/5/14 that's at least a 7 month shelf life for an IPA I wanted to drink last week as fresh as possible.

It visually looks great in my chalice deep off white cream colored head fine speckled even layered lacing. The body looks like an orange marmalade with some hop floaties in suspension.

Aroma is dank out the gate very much an earthy, pine, deep citrus note to the nose. Much danker than the new wave tropical hop varieties totally different. Some caramel and bread like malt notes amongst mary jane dankness of the hop profile.

Flavor is sickeningly sweet it's 9.75% abv and it does pack a bit of alcohol into the flavor profile, but the sweetness grabs ahold of you and the raw hop juice is trying to come together to balance out the big malt additions. Dank, bitter tea leaf/tobacco notes, earthy, pine are all the descriptors I have to express the hop profile. Honey caramelized malt, and sugar in the raw this is more than candy coated hops this is near dessert level of sweetness for a DIPA I want a crisp dry finish with good hop and malt cohesion. The next few sips as it warms makes the beer more desirable as the palate adjusts to whats going on in there.

Mouthfeel is viscous thick hop oil textures, cloying sugar content just hits the palate so hard making it very difficult to enjoy harsh hop pellet bitterness without much hop flavor lingers on the palate. Carbonation is natural levels are fine but this beer is a challenge to consume.

Overall, come to America to Gypsy brew if your going to can pilsner with Sly Fox you might as well go to the West Coast to make your next DIPA!

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Pours a hazy golden brown with a decent head. Smells of honey, caramel and flowers. Smooth texture, tastes like strawberries, huge notes of honey, a slight bitterness to balance the sweetness. The alcohol is almost undetectable.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.32/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Beer was a heavy hop IPA! I'd try again if i come across it!

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3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

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I Beat YoU from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 373 ratings.