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I Beat YoU - Mikkeller ApS

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365 Ratings
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Ratings: 365
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 17
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very decent for the style, sent in trade and now reaching bigger distribution in the USA. Lots of foam on a golden body. Hoppy aromas, the taste come lots of hops, very pleasant if you like bitter, as it leans more there, and is well buffered by the malting. Very good drinkability. Fuller mouthfeel.

Sammy, Mar 06, 2011
Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

t0rin0, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

spycow, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

djrn2, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

zestar, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -22.7%

nmann08, May 11, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Texasfan549, May 15, 2012
Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy amber-orange in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense beige head that quickly died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are moderate aromas of citrus hops in the nose--grapefruit and orange stands out in particular.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell--having citrusy flavors--and these are well balanced by the underlying malts. There is a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is some dryness and hints of alcohol warming in the finish.
D: Considering its strength, the beer is very easy to drink because the alcohol is well hidden.

metter98, Mar 12, 2011
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

GRG1313, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: two finger head with little retention on a cloudy crimson body. No real lacing.

S: resin, citrus, light floral and caramel malt notes.

T: lots of caramel malt with a tangy and tart citrus flavor in the middle transitioning to a more piney and grassy finish.

M: heavier side of medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: as my friend nickfl points out this one is moving into barleywine territory with a more malt backbone like 90 minute. A nice beer.

kylehay2004, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

jaydoc, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of mikesgroove
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very hazy bright orange with a big billowing white pillow like head and a slow fade leaving a nice lace down the sides. Smel was sweet, with a big citrus hop presence. Lots of orange, pineapple and tangerine flavors, balanced nicely with hints of carameled sugar and a touch of alcohol. The taste was very nice, warm, with lots of hoppy bite. Very smooth, and no real hint of alcohol whatsoever. This was very nice and a definate keepe

mikesgroove, Oct 18, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
2.65/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: The pour is an amber-orange sort of color with a thin white (maybe slightly off-white) head.

S: A decent hop aroma comes through initially. However, it's quickly followed by burnt rubber and alcohol. Not really what I was hoping for.

T: There's a fairly substantial bitterness to this beer, with a moderate amount of malt sweetness and some slightly caramelized sugars. A sweet citrus flavor along with fusel alcohols and rubber.

M: The body is medium with a low to moderate level of carbonation.

D: Ah, Mikkeller and Brewdog, everyone's favorites. I wasn't really a fan of this one, obviously.

womencantsail, Sep 27, 2010
Photo of Knapp85
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a really nice looking copperish gold color. The head was thick and white, leaving a really nice lacing too. The smell was very good, the hops aroma was fresh and bright smelling. The taste of this beer is very bitter but had a great sweetness to it also from the massive amounts of hops they used. The mouthfeel of this beer has a really good tingle to it but also goes down well. Overall this is a big time brew, it's flavorful and gets the job done. I found it to be a very good IIPA.

Knapp85, Jun 13, 2011
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of oberon
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I havent been to happy with some of the recent DIPA's I have had,I wont name names but Iam missing the hop equation and not liking the sweetness in alot of them...this beer to me exemplifies what a DIPA should be.Poured a deep burnt orange with a large sticky white head that left globs of lace as it settled very slowly into a frothy mass.Intense Simcoe and Amarillo hop aromas,leathery,insanely resiny,tropical fruit,and a big sweet caramel base to hold its own to th big hop onslaught.Deep pine resin flavors with that leather component to go along with overripe tropical fruit,a big honeyed sweetness stands true to the finish.The alcohol is big and brash lending hefty sweetness to the finish.This is a great beer its thick and mouth coating,bold and intensly hoppy,now this is what Iam talkin about!

oberon, Jul 29, 2010
Photo of TMoney2591
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter at Firkin.

I didn't even know I was playing a game... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunset amber topped by over a finger of cream foam. The nose comprises candied grapefruit rind, pine resin, caramel, and light earthy greens. The taste brings in more of the same, with a sharper pine character and a general increase in direct bitterness. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a solid DIPA, but one whose intense bitterness verges on unpleasant, luckily falling just short of such an ignominy.

TMoney2591, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +3.1%

JAHMUR, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of biboergosum
4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle. At last Europe's two biggest hop wankers come together, lord almighty, at last!

This beer pours a hazy dark golden brown hue, with two fat fingers of foamy, chunky off-white head, which leaves some sparse, but still attractive, webbed lace around the glass as it ebbs away. It smells of caramel cream, and thunderous (is thunder odorous? Ponder that...) bitter fruity, piney hops. The taste is toffee-tinged caramel malt, subtle at first in the face of overpowering muddled citrus and pine hop astringency (the loving kind), but evolves into something more, well, solid and domineering, against outright expectation. Underlying this little war of attrition is a soft alcohol warming, that has the good graces to never act up. The carbonation is restrained, but not exactly a wallflower either, the body a solid medium weight, and decently smooth in the face of its crazy local detractors. It finishes hoppy as shit (check that box), but not one-sided at any rate - the malt doing its best to play the stolid unsung hero.

It hurts just a little saying this, but this unholy Euro-alliance has fookin' nailed it. A 10 points less change ABV monster that tastes only (in the things that really matter) of beastly hops, and the malt that loves it. Yummy even at the stupid one-off, import price. Oh, and couldn't the original submitter at least have preserved the label wordplay? I just don't grok the concept of IBYU, y'know?

biboergosum, Oct 12, 2011
Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with amber hints. It had a two-finger, off-white, foamy, bubbly head that left sticky patches of lace.

S - It smelled of pine and grapefruit. Some burnt toast maltiness in the background.

T - Good piney hops with tropical fruits like grapefruit and mango. It had a good roasted malt backbone.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish and a sneaky potency.

D - This is another tasty IPA from Mikkeller. Really nice.

zeff80, Jan 29, 2011
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

one of those special beers that the whole is more than the sum of its parts. this is a big bastard ipa. it pours a clear radiant orange color, sticky white foam on top. the nose is really bitter, oily, high alpha west coast hops. less booze than expected, and a tangerine honey waft as well. love the taste of this, bitter as hell, almost concentrated hops, but there is some fruity sweet notes in there too. mouthfeel is sticky as hell, like nice weed. its thick but well carbonated, perfectly balanced in that regard. mikkeller has come to make some outstanding big american ipas, and this one is among the best. wow, so much flavor, really strong, but scary drinkable. yum

StonedTrippin, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of nickfl
4.48/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a somewhat hazy copper-brown body. The head settles fairly quickly and leaves nice lace.

S - Pungent pine and grapefruit hops with dark caramel and toffee malt notes pushing back against the green aromas.

T - Equal parts pungent hops and dark, sugary malt up front. Notes of pine and caramel in the middle with a touch of mustardy character from the hops interacting with the atypically dark malt character. Finishes with sugary notes of caramel and brown sugar as well as grapefruit and fairly strong bitterness.

M - A thick, almost syrupy body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - This is an unusually big and malty DIPA with a strong hop character but an emphasis on the malt. Caramel and brown sugar have an interesting effect on the hops that is not unlike what one often experiences in an American barleywine. Very nicely done, and more than a little reminiscent of Dogfish Head 90 min.

nickfl, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of Slatetank
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I appreciate tenderbranson69 sharing this bottle with me, enjoyed chilled in a teku.

The color is darker than most with an almost brown dark amber shade with translucent clarity and quick to drop tan cap with fine bead. The smell is dry leafy hop aroma mixed with malt sweetness and slight alcohol ester and mild pine. The feel has moderate sweetness and light bitternesss with a more balance of alcohol hop bitterness and malt with moderate carbonation and a semi-dry warming finish.

The flavor is pretty decent with some mild lemon zest which is intense and some pine hop flavor mixed with caramel element of malt and alcohol w/ a mild herbal flavor throughout, the blend of hops was not apparent to me but after reading the description here I get why the hops come off as moreof a noble blend of flavors rather than strictly american in profile with the yeast adding a light fruitiness to the taste in general. Overall not bad -very strong tasting and hoppy with a slightly sweet take on the style but pretty drinkable in general terms -I liked it.

Slatetank, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of russpowell
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cheers to biergaternOK for this one, thanks Freddy!

Pours a chill-hazed amber with 3+ fingers of cream colored head. Never quite clears, great lacing & head retention

S: Bready, piney with some lemon-grass thrown in

T: Big time malt mixes with grapefruit, pine, woody hops &herbal bitterness up front. Tanic bitterness comes through as this warms along with orange peels, caramel & shortbread, some booze bite as well Finishes with caramel sweetness, some dryness, herbal & woody with grapefruit & a bit of pineapple on the edges...

MF: Big chewyness, slight carbonation. liking the balance but not super in-love with the hop mix

A drinkable enough DIPA, but the heft does get to you after a while. Pretty good, but not great

russpowell, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of mendvicdog
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

mendvicdog, Apr 01, 2012
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I Beat YoU from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.