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I Beat YoU - Mikkeller ApS

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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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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 jlindsey
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of captainbearcat
5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of rajendra82
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Photo of ngeunit1
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.

Photo of bismarksays
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of QuamLaetus
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of HomerS
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of poppyjohn
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of chippo33
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of inspektor
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Nightrain87
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of ralphw56
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of TheBeerCarl
3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer has a beautiful clear amber body and pours with a nice white head. The head has good retention and lace.

S: Not a lot of character on the nose but I do get caramel, heat and light floral notes.

T: Sweet rich caramel flavor at first with some light bitterness and citrus tang.

M: The beer is full bodied and has sharp carbonation resulting in a perfect mouthfeel for IIPAs and exactly what I expect.

Overall though this beer was a bit disappointing. I expect more hop character in my IIPAs, both in the nose and the flavor.

Photo of FrancisT
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of MarioM
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of AaronHomoya
3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Orange-amber hazy appearance with a thin, sticky tan head of foam. Nice retention. Super hoppy aroma, with honeyed, floral, resinous smells. A bit earthy and dank. The taste is also super hoppy, but actually has a very sweet finish. Almost like an unfermented wort. It starts out with the citrus, honey and hop flavor, then blends to the sweet light malt and finishes pretty dry and bitter. Mouthfeel is pretty thick and lightly carbonated, but the dryness of the hops keeps the feel from being too cloying in the end.

I wish it didn't have the sweet, 'raw' taste in it. I like the aroma, but overall this is a below average IPA (relatively speaking, for a respected craft brewer) for me.

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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

Photo of mattdbh
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mscudder
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint.

A - Amber/orange hue with a nice two-finger creamy head. Nice retention and lacing.

S - Little bit of citrus, malts, touch of hops and alcohol.

T - Syrupy flavored malts up front followed up by a good quantity of bitterness on the back end.

M - Medium body with good carbonation and leaves a nice coating in the mouth for such a big beer.

O - A highly drinkable IPA for such a hefty ABV. I would love to come back to this, but at a price of over $5 per bottle, I don't think it trumps the wide selection of elite IPAs.

Photo of jiffymon
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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

A-dark orange amber with a thin tan head

S-really strong scent. Like caramel and age hops. Smells more pungent than 120.

T-doesn't taste as strong which is a good thing. It comes in with mellow but full citrusy hops. It's a good and full taste. Lasting after-taste. Not too bitter

M-medium creamy carbonation with a dry finish

O-this was actually much easier to drink than I would've expected. It basically just reminds me of a 120 that is much easier to drink.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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