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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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of Oakenator
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an amber to brown. Thick, creamy head initially lingers well. Streaked lacing. On swirl large walls of carbonation present on glass wall.

S: Hoppy and piney.

T: More of the same hops with maybe a bit of earthy grass. Balanced with a nice dose of malts.

M: Medium bodies - hops prevent it from being to heavy.

O: Just bought yesterday but unfortunately hops are past their prime. But seeing through that this is a fantastic beer.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Lee45102
2.9/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

The smell, look, and the first upfront taste was great. The malt flavor at the end doesn't meet my expectation for an IIPA. This beer was very tough to get through. I normally love Mikkeller Beers and I am a huge IIPA lover. Good luck to those trying this beer that are big IPA drinkers.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of gabrielsyme
4.85/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle served in a tulip. This is so heavenly. Dark amber color, off white head. First aroma was overpowering spruce pine; later smells sweet. Taste is grapefruit and woody pine, with a honey sweet finish. The only *possible* improvement would be if there were slightly more carbonation. But overall this is amazing and I can't wait to get more. Be careful - definitely can't tell that this is 9.75%.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of BuddyE
2.73/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This beer is all over the place. The original pour is nice, with a wonderful deep caramel color and moderately foamy head. The aroma was fantastic, rich in spicy fullness with nice, subdued fruit undertones. Unfortunately, that was the best part of the beer. Upon first sip, the liquid is heavy in the mouth, with a hit of bitters that is to be expected, but with an astringent follow-up that makes the beer hard to swallow; harder still to try again. When they can be descerned, the cacophony of flavors fight with one another rather than melding into anything approaching harmony. I understand wanting to go all out and make a high IBU offering, but other companies have done so successfully while creating beer that, though potent, is still drinkable. I think this one misses the mark.

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Samuel906
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My first experience with Mikkeller, and I'm pretty sure the only Scottish IPA I've ever had. Pours a nice amber color, slightly cloudy, with a copper tinged head. Good retention and cling on the head. Huge aroma; tons and tons of hops with clover honey, lemongrass and vanilla. Some of the Scottish heritage comes through in the taste, bearing a passing resemblance to a Wee Heavy with the thick, molasses like sweetness, and grassy background.. Very very sweet, thick and creamy, with little felt carbonation; almost feels like nitro out of the bottle. Lots of lemon on the palate, caramel and loads of malt and hops. Leaves a citrus aftertaste. Not boozey, but you can feel the heat of the nearly 10% ABV.

Good but not great; better examples of the style can be found in the 90 minute, Hop Stoopid, or Simtra.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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