I Beat YoU | Mikkeller ApS

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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 innominat
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of SavvyStudent
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: golden amber with some lacing and no visible carbs
S: not too much on the nose for a DIPA. It is however a balanced pine, floral and sugar malt profile from what I could find
T: sits evenly with lemon, sugar and warm bread.
M: mediums light and really drinkable
O: this beer is pricey. But it is a solid example of how an IPA can be made without just hop blasting the palate. Enjoyable and will drink again if find on tap

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Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Andy_Luft
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of leitmotif
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of megamass
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of tempodaluppoli
4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful color: amber with orange reflex, very clear. Long lasting white head. At the nose there is a reminiscence of bergamot and obviously a lot of resin/herbs.
The beer is very smooth but also very bitter, quite warming but all the sensations are in great balace. The taste is very elegant with the bitter from the hops that seems to last forever.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of beholder_pl
4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
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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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of JohnCassillo
3.34/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: No head at all and a very opaque, dark brown hue.

S: Malty, but not overwhelmingly so. Got very little scent from it hops-wise, with the prevailing aromas being sugary.

T: Some caramel and citrus, perhaps? Might say brown sugar as well.

M: No carbonation, just a warm and heavy beer that definitely sticks to your palate.

O: I went in with some high expectations, so I'm probably a little at fault here, but I was just waiting for that "wow" moment and it never came. Good enough beer, for sure. Just felt that the malty overtones outweighed any hop character it may have otherwise had. Worth trying it out if you have an opportunity, though.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.85/5  rDev -1%
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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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Slatetank
3.62/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I appreciate tenderbranson69 sharing this bottle with me, enjoyed chilled in a teku.

The color is darker than most with an almost brown dark amber shade with translucent clarity and quick to drop tan cap with fine bead. The smell is dry leafy hop aroma mixed with malt sweetness and slight alcohol ester and mild pine. The feel has moderate sweetness and light bitternesss with a more balance of alcohol hop bitterness and malt with moderate carbonation and a semi-dry warming finish.

The flavor is pretty decent with some mild lemon zest which is intense and some pine hop flavor mixed with caramel element of malt and alcohol w/ a mild herbal flavor throughout, the blend of hops was not apparent to me but after reading the description here I get why the hops come off as moreof a noble blend of flavors rather than strictly american in profile with the yeast adding a light fruitiness to the taste in general. Overall not bad -very strong tasting and hoppy with a slightly sweet take on the style but pretty drinkable in general terms -I liked it.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a review of a 2012 edition (so I've been told) bottle. Poured a ruby red brown sort of color with a good head that dies at OK pace with lace patches. Strong, piney hop aroma with a little bit of booziness in it and some caramel sugary sweetness. Taste is more of the same as citric, orangish, piney hops greet me at every sip and the beer goes down easy and is well-balanced with a pronounced sweet edge. Beer is warming as I swear the alcohol jumps out at times and smoothes out as you keep drinking.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

I Beat YoU from Mikkeller ApS
3.89 out of 5 based on 411 ratings.
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