I Beat YoU | Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller ApS

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.75%

Availability: Rotating

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

Brewed at BrewDog, Scotland.

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Ratings: 411 |  Reviews: 170
Reviews by mikey711:
Photo of mikey711
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep orange/amber color with a nice fluffy off white head, Sine rising carbonation and decent lacing. Pretty good clarity as well

S: The initial smell is of heavy pine and heavy floral notes. Some lighter grassy notes and a touch of grapefruit (but not much at all) These is also quite a bit of sweetness present as well

T: Pine and grapefruit bitterness upfront. A mild floralness is noticeable along with some sweetness in the finish.

M: Pretty nice body and creaminess but there is some heat present

D: I dont think i would take the time to drink this one again. Its not bad and by no means close to a drain pour but it didnt really have anything special going on either

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More User Reviews:
Photo of beholder_pl
4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: clear dark amber / copper color with a thin white head and an OK lacing, but not great (due to low temperature of the beer).

Aroma: a metric ton of hops: fruits, pine, grass. Also some caramel and earthy notes, but very subtle. Alcohol is also present, but it's in the back and doesn't bother me that much. It is an Imperial IPA so you kinda have to expect some alcohol notes in the aroma I guess.

Taste: citrus, caramel, lots and lots of bitterness and some sweetness in the back as well. No traces of alcohol in taste, but it warms you pretty nicely. A bit of pineapple aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: medium to low carbonation, medium to full bodied.

Overall: very good IIPA. Better than BrewDog's Hardcore IPA (and therefore better than I Hardcore You), but not the best IIPA from Mikkeller (best one I had so far was 1000 IBU). Really nice beer, worth reccomending.

Enjoyed from a teku glass.

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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!

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

Appearance - This ale has a nice, light golden color with a beautiful, pitting white head.

Smell - There's a wonderful orange citrus aroma here that is very easy on the olfactory bulb. It is very pure and not harsh at all like that rindy smell you find in ales using cheaper ingredients.

Taste - This wonderful hop flavor from the nose is just as light and easy in the mouth. I don't get a big malt flavor here like you do with a lot of DIPAs. There's another interesting fruity flavor here that's kind of light and reminds me of fresh grapes.

Mouthfeel - This is medium-bodied with lively carbonation and an approachable bitterness.

Drinkability - This is an easy-drinking session ale packing a lot of alcohol so be careful.

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Photo of MaxT
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of brownbeer
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's about damn time Mikkeller made an IPA.

An inviting sunrise color with a beige head. It glows.

Powerful yet indecisive aromas. I believe the 9.75% abv is lending to a catty note. It also smells a bit like a donut to me. Not sure which kind.

Quite bitter palate from the hops and alcohol. It's lacking balance and vibrant flavors. The mouthfeel is a little on the lean side and the booze is there from start to finish. I can see people getting into this, but I believe it lacks finesse and dimension. That being said, it's not all bad, it's hoppy.

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Photo of tbryan5
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I don't know if I got an old bottle or what, but this seems to be a recurring theme for mikkeller IPAs that I buy. More malt than hops. I love most of their stuff. This is A decent beer still but would like to try it fresh.

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Photo of BenTherHppedThat
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of EastBay_Nick
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of megamass
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of kaneel
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of various hops. I get some pine, resin and orange hop notes. The flavor is more of the same, with the pine and resiny hops mixing well with the caramel malt backbone. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Marius
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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Photo of innominat
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of jiffymon
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of fionn13
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of stephenlee
4.37/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ehammond1
2.8/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Dark copper, rust, and orange in color with a thin off-white head that leaves a few dots of stick down the glass--but not much.

This has a very aggressive, strong aroma, with lots of citrus hop character, pine, and big notes of dominating, stinging alcohol.

The flavor follows a similar, unfortunate route, with big bitterness and hot, stinging alcohol dominating the big citrus and pine. There's tons of hop character here, but it's presented in an unpleasant fashion. There's also a chemical flavor as well that doesn't help much at all.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, though a bit oily.

I had a tough time working my way through my 10oz. glass.

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Photo of Dano420
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.85/5  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.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Really liked the radioactive orange glow of this. The aroma is a hop whallop of all kinds of the stuff, and of course the citrus, pine and even mint in this one.

Taste, pretty bitter, and I was drinking this after some pretty bitter ipa's last weekend. Didn't find it abrasive or an alcohol punch at all, in fact, I can't think of anything to style that hides it as well as some elite brews (PTE, Hopslam). While it has a ton of hop varieties, you can't really navigate them for their own properties, as there's just too much here. Not complex, just massive, in a good way.

Pricey, but worth checking it out at least once if you fashion yourself a hop head. Getting it fresh is another story. . .

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Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WVbeergeek
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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Photo of glid02
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Brick Store.

Pours an almost opaque dark copper color with a one-finger off-white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of deep caramel malts with hints of graininess and large amounts of pine and herbal hops.

Tastes very similar to how it smells. Robust and mildly dry caramel malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by large amounts of pine hop flavors. Midway through the sip herbal hops make their way into things and carry through to a solidly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is OK. It's got a nice thickness however the carbonation is on the harsh side of things.

Drinkability is good. I didn't have any problems finishing my glass and could have another.

Overall I thought this was a nice beer but it really didn't have any single characteristic that stood out as above average. Still, it's worth a shot to see for yourself.

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I Beat YoU from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 411 ratings