I Beat YoU | Mikkeller ApS

I Beat YoUI Beat YoU
411 Ratings
I Beat YoUI Beat YoU

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 ObiWanKushnobi
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of hozersr
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Pwbres
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of poppyjohn
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Reagan1984
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this beer at Pizza Paradiso in Dupont Circle.

The beer pours with a 3 finger head that is tan in color and rather creamy. Decent retention and excellent lacing. Hazy Amber brown color.

Aroma is sweet, floral, green and fruity.

Flavor is of sweet ripe fruits and tastes like tea. Reminds me of a sweet/cold hop soup. A little to sweet. ABV is apparent. Some yeast flavors and slightly powdery.

Fairly bold body, somewhat sticky with that powdery feeling from the yeast.

Fairly decent beer. Not a classic by any stretch.

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Photo of KAF
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of taylorhamrick
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 6/14/2010, reviewed from notes.

Pours a deep copper color, nice clarity, with a 1.5 cm head on top, composed of loose bubbles that stick around for a liittle bit. The smell is just like pure pungent hops and resin. I'm reaching to pull out some of the subtler fruity notes that some of these hops can have. I get a lot of oniony, herbal smells. But a little sweet orange peeks through. The bitterness is held surprisingly in check, by the maltiness I suppose, but I don't detect much in the way of malt. There's a sharp floral note, like breating in the pollenated spring air, backed up with a huge sticky resinous wash over in the end. I can also get some lemon, more subtle citrus fruit, mixed in with a bit of grassiness. The body is nice, it has that sticky dryness I like, with a good bite of carbonation. This beer is pretty good, though I imagine that it's probably lost something even by this point (I'm guessing it's a one-off). The pungent hops win, but still it doesn't swing the way of GUBNA. I think it's an alright beer in a heavy-hitting style.

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Photo of bbkd3b
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Let's rock!

A - Pours a pretty, shiny amber gold color with a 1-finger off-white head that has a decent holding period. When it's gone, what's left is a fine looking lacing all of the way down the glass. It's a bit foggy, but you can see the little carbonation bubble doing their thing.

S - A very hoppy, citrusy scent. This is an IPA that doesn't play around, I guess. Very sharp combo of grapefruit and spruce with a twist of biscuit to top it off. nice, strong scent.

T - Very much follows the aroma. Right away, those citrus tones are on the tongue. Everywhere but the tip of the tongue gets enshrouded with very grassy, bitter hops that show why the beer has its name. Not a bad all-around flavor, but I think it could do a bit more than it is.

M - Light-to-medium body, dead-center on the carbonation. The finish is pretty damn dry, but that's not all that surprsing, everything considered. Feels nice the whole way through.

D - Gosh, this beer has a sizable cost and its very alcoholic, as well as bitter. Not a great combo for getting more than a bottle at a time, and honestly, that's all I think I really need.

Overall/notes: A man recommended this to me, and described as the best he's had. I regretfully disagree, but that doesn't mean it isn't good. For as intimidating as it initially was, I was pretty surprised to find out just how tame this beer actually is. Aside from an attractive look and good nose, there's not much of note. It's well-made, and certainly a good beer, but I'll venture elsewhere for the near future.

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Photo of epyon396
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBrewo
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew was served from the tap at The Owl House in Rochester, NY. It arrived in a Great Lakes snifter showing a rich tawny color. It held a one and a half finger tall off-white head. Retention was nice, giving spotty patterned lacing around the glass. A thick haze permeated the brew, but no outright sediment was noted. Carbonation appeared medium. The nose lifted with candy corn sweetness, thick pine and floral hops, caramel and chocolate malts, and a fiery sting of booze. There was an additional sugary, fruity sweetness, but this was from the deepness of the malts and booze, rather than from the hops. Our first impression was that this was one boozy, hoppy, mishmash of flavoring. As we sipped, fusel alcohols crashed up front. No hiding that at all. This was curbed a bit by sweeter caramel malts and huge hop bitterness of pine, as in the nose. The middle moved forward with sweeter alcohol, plum and peach sugars, and raw and dirty hop bite. This continued without any real transition into the finish, with more huge fusels, more mixed fruit sweetness, residual sugar, and malty caramel thickness. The aftertaste breathed thickly of citric and piney hops, deeper caramel malt sweetness, raw honey, and earth. The body was fuller, and the carbonation was medium. The mouth was left thickly coated with this syrupy brew, and the palate puckered a bit with astringency due to the dirty hops. To each sip there was great slurp, but little froth or cream. The abv was appropriate, but due to it not being hidden very well, this one was a definite sipper.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the funky interplay between the hop bitterness, fruity sweetness, and massive booziness through the taste. The malts were deeper, with sweetness and great complexity. The caramel, here, was huge, and so were the residual sugars. This big sweetness was necessary to curb the overwhelming booze character, which became a bit much by the end. This would be a great beer to split with someone for dessert after a hearty meal on a cold day.

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Photo of Sixpoint
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 Sammy
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

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3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of lightindarkness
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours great, nice marmalade-orange body with khaki foam that settles to sudsy big-bubbled patches and stringy lace. Smells of juicy citrus, deep caramelly malts and resinous pine. A hint of cotton candy and earthy mustiness. Taste is of considerable malt, caramel and honey covered biscuits with big juicy grapefruit and mandarin oranges. Deep and round, with prominent hop resinous mouthcoating. Sharp, yet dull, round and raspy at the same time. Full and smooth with well balanced carbonation struggling to get through.

Resin quality stands out and clings to tongue, malt is rich with some flavor of age on it, rounding and deepening. overall not quite as bitter as I'd expected, but still a huge and intense malty IPA, notably well balanced, but without much to make it stand out as unique against so many others.

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Photo of IPAchris
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergoot
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Amber-orange body sporting a thick, sticky, white head. Strong caramel notes infused with deep, rich fruit; apricot, orange. Thick, chewy beer; rich and syrupy feel; very dry. Deep malt notes overshadowed by very smooth yet powerful hop bitterness; some orange-like esters sneaking around in the background.

Definitely a big 'un here. Packed full of grain and hop goodness that does a pretty fair job of masking the ABV. Smooth and luscious with a kick...

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Photo of snpub540
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pour is a hazy pale copper hue with some orange notes in it. Very light tan head on it leaves some clingy web lacing on my tulip glass.

Smell is an intoxicating blend of grapefruit, tropical fruits, grass and pine. Glorious hop aromas at their best.

Taste is all hops. Citrus lemony notes upfront with some of that tongue buckling pine and resin notes in the finish. There's also a soapy flavor in there that took away from the experience but definately a nice trip down hop lane.

Mouthfeel is thicker than medium, slightly syrupy but it does a good job of coating the palate. Drinkability is a little hampered by the alcohol and strong hop flavor. Let's just call it a sipper. I enjoyed it but its not for anyone who is not a hophead. There is no restraint at all in this brew.

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Photo of bbeane
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured from a 12oz bottle into my DFH snifter... starts with a finger thick head that disappears pretty quickly. Beer is a dark murky amber color with some light activity

S- First wiff gives a grapefruit aroma with some malt sweetness... After some swirls of the snifter, it loses all hints of sweetness and just gives of a skunky(in a good way), citrusy, hop aroma

T- Kind of odd actually. Has a wonderful nothing but hop flavor, yet it's not an intense hoppyness. It doesn't have that mouth puckering bitterness to it

M- Medium body with light/medium carbonation. Leaves nice hoppy aftertaste clinging to your mouth

D- Very tasty and definitely worth a try, though I think I can find some other DIPA's that compare and are cheaper than $6.50


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Photo of DrFayhee
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy almost brownish color. Almost no head.

S: Much richer and maltier than any "American Imperial IPA" I've smelled. Yeasty, bready aroma with some honey and alcohol.

T: Pretty much what the smell would lead me to expect. Very bready with a hoppy finish. Again, a bit richer than a typical American Imperial IPA, less fruity.

M: Quite rich and smooth with a dry finish. Medium to light carbonation.

O: It's in interesting take on an Imperial IPA. Almost has some Belgian dubbel vibes.

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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 mdvatab
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pint glass from 11.2 oz. bottle
No bottled-on date...

Aroma: Hop aroma is a mix of pine and grapefruit, with an undercurrent of sweet honey from the malt.
Appearance: Thick, off-white, two-finger head. Beer is hazy, and medium-amber in color. Sudsy lacing sticks to the sides of the glass.
Flavor: A roller coaster of pungent grapefruit, honey sweetness, and somewhat dry, resinous bitterness. Bitterness clings to the tongue long through the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation. Medium-full body. Very slight pepperiness from the alcohol.
Drinkability: A well-balanced, drinkable IIPA. The prominent malty sweetness and hop flavor and bitterness hide the 9.75% ABV. I would definitely recommend trying!

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange-ish color with a light tan head. In the aroma, orange citrus. In the taste, alcohol, boozy hops, and a bit sweet, with a light citrus to pine. An alcohol and hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry alcohol and small hop in the aftertaste. Quite boozy, but some nice hops.

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