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I Beat YoU | Mikkeller ApS

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Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS

Style: American Double / 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.

Added by bark on 11-18-2009

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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.

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Photo of ChanceGreenwood
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had an orange color and a slightly hazy consistency. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: Smelled of citrus, lots of hops, and an almost piney quality.

T: Tasted of grapefruit, several types of hops, and pine. Nicely balanced, but doesn't have quite the power of an American West Coast Imperial IPA.

M: A nice amount of carbonation with a slick finish. Medium-bodied.

D: A solid, drinkable European take on an American double.

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Photo of Kaizoku
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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.

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

The beer pours a cloudy orange/amber color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a complex malt scent that boasts of pale, crystal, and biscuit malts. It's sweet with some bread-like character. The hop aroma is good as well. It has a nice piney scent that works with the malty character. The taste is good as well. It has a malt forward flavor that boasts of caramel and biscuit malts. It's rich and tasty with much bitterness. The hop character is bold, yet slightly hidden with the amount of malt complexity. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good DIPA. It's pretty damn malty, but the hop character does shine through.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

Thanks to wishuwerebeer for sharing.

Poured into a snifter this brew appears a pleasant looking orange color with fairly decent clarity. A cap of yellowish stained fluff appears and recedes but is revived to a finger's strength with every swirl. Some spots of lace cling to the glass.

The aroma is sweet with a malty backing of caramel and some fruity/floral character to the hops. The hops blend with a bit of a mineral aspect that is almost chlorine-like with the herbal scent playing the major role in the nose.

The taste is modestly bitter with hop flavoring that is herbal and grassy. There is a slight spiced aspect which is accented by the sharp solvent alcohol incorporation. Faint in the background is the toasted malty aspect which is present but does not offer up much sweetness like the nose might have somewhat indicated. As the brew warms, it takes on a more complex herbal character that is almost minty.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is drinkable with a fairly resinous cling inside the mouth that leaves a last herbal bitterness. Overall not bad.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

On-tap at the Brick Store Pub. Pours an orange amber with a decent head that settles to a cap/ring and leaves some lacing. Smells big, but balanced with lots of malt and citrus rind. The taste is similar. Lots of bitter citrus rind notes backed up by some malt, with a nice lingering bitterness. Not too sweet, and nice hop presence, but this is just good rather than great- lacks depth or anything really interesting going on.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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