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I Beat YoU - Mikkeller ApS

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392 Ratings
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Ratings: 392
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 19
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bark on 11-18-2009

Heavily hopped with Herkules, Centennial, Warrior, Amarillo, Simcoe and Columbus.

Brewed at BrewDog, Scotland.
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Ratings: 392 | Reviews: 168
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2.73/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This beer is all over the place. The original pour is nice, with a wonderful deep caramel color and moderately foamy head. The aroma was fantastic, rich in spicy fullness with nice, subdued fruit undertones. Unfortunately, that was the best part of the beer. Upon first sip, the liquid is heavy in the mouth, with a hit of bitters that is to be expected, but with an astringent follow-up that makes the beer hard to swallow; harder still to try again. When they can be descerned, the cacophony of flavors fight with one another rather than melding into anything approaching harmony. I understand wanting to go all out and make a high IBU offering, but other companies have done so successfully while creating beer that, though potent, is still drinkable. I think this one misses the mark.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My first experience with Mikkeller, and I'm pretty sure the only Scottish IPA I've ever had. Pours a nice amber color, slightly cloudy, with a copper tinged head. Good retention and cling on the head. Huge aroma; tons and tons of hops with clover honey, lemongrass and vanilla. Some of the Scottish heritage comes through in the taste, bearing a passing resemblance to a Wee Heavy with the thick, molasses like sweetness, and grassy background.. Very very sweet, thick and creamy, with little felt carbonation; almost feels like nitro out of the bottle. Lots of lemon on the palate, caramel and loads of malt and hops. Leaves a citrus aftertaste. Not boozey, but you can feel the heat of the nearly 10% ABV.

Good but not great; better examples of the style can be found in the 90 minute, Hop Stoopid, or Simtra.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.07/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

cloudy with a chance of yeast, sheesh, this looks like the water luke and solo got stuck in during empire... muddy orange hue with some bubs careening through the thick looking murk, decent head and lacing, the particles are all in suspension like some sort of sick looking snow globe, interesting enough

dark honey herbal hops, kind if like ricola on crack, some dry sugar, swamp grass, like the look this is different from most DIPAs so far, not sure if
different = good, we'll have to see about that score

taste etc...
boy, that is going to take a sec to process...
extremely bitter dark honey, completely cloying on the first sip, almost hard to go back, but it settles down as my palette adjusts...
decently thick but not gooey, the bitterness seems at war with the flavor, the beer does not drink smoothly in that regard, the phases are all at war with each other here, there is big bitterness, hooray, here's a medal, but man this is just too harsh to enjoy, the hops are almost hard to enjoy here.

the ABV is decently hidden but the mess of flavors is not, this is certainly a different DIPA so if you want to try something that definitely does not taste run of the mill... go ahead, this one just is not for me.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

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4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The copper-amber color, cloudy body. and two finger thick head made of large bubbles made this beer look good to me. The smell was very aggressive at an arms length, as the hops gave out a grassy, spicy aroma. Right under the nose, the aromas mellowed a little, as the honey like malt started to come through. The was not as bitter as the American IPAs originating on the US West Coast. There was a honeydew melon and papaya like sweetness up front, with notes of pear as well. The hops were clearly there mid palette, and in the finish, but they were not the typical citric types, and were instead more herbal, earthy, and spicy. This beer was quite hefty in body and stuck to the corners of the mouth, giving the beer a drawn out aftertaste. Hid the alcohol well, and went down quite easily.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark copper-orange with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades medium.

S - Grapefruit, citrus, and pine hops, sweet caramel and biscuit malts, some light booze.

T - Grapefruit, orange, citrus, pine hops, some lightly resiny bitterness, sweet caramel and bready malts, a bit of booze.

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

D - Nice DIPA. Good malt and hop balance.

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I Beat YoU from Mikkeller ApS
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