I Beat YoU | Mikkeller ApS

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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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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of JoeBloe
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's been a while since I had a beer like this...
Poured (into an 'ephemere' tulip) and put up a nice thick 2 finger head - the head breaks down into the thickly hazed brew to a thick surface film, leaving nice looking lacing -
- there's a nice big aroma of hoppy goodness in the nose - intense taste of pine, citrus and tropical fruitiness and hop resins with nice bitterness that sweetens on a thick malt backbone -
- mouthfeel works out with a prickly bitter hit of carbonation and hop oils on the tip of the tongue with a sticky sweet finish on the palate, begging to be cut by the next sip -alcohol taste and heat is very well hidden -
- this beer really 'wowed' me ! it reminded me of the first time I had a truly hoppy (to my newby palate) dipa - I think it was Southern Tier's Unearthly ( not the same anymore) - I finished this bottle way to quickly and wish I had another - I tried to use many beer related descriptors in this review... really good stuff -

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of StaveHooks
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz. poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.
No date on bottle but my local shop just got this in today. Fresh off the truck. Thanks Freddy!

A - Hazy rust color with a light yellow head that forms an active cap. Below average lacing.

S - Dense yeasty esters. Mango is very powerful right up front, candied grapefruit, lychee, sweet orange, pineapple, cantaloupe melon, pine resin becomes more pronounced as it opens up. Thick toasted caramel malt is heavy underneath and adds to more sweetness.

T - The hops, malt, and yeast seem to all hit the palate at once. Hops follow the aroma and seem to stay on the edges of the malt. Tropical fruits up front and sides, some green pine on the back of the tongue. The rich caramel malt does not get pushed aside from the malt but adds very nice balance.

M - Full body, thick chewy feel, low carbonation. Finishes juicy, slick, and wet.

This beer lets the flavors of the hops shine more than the bitterness. Lots of juicy tropical fruit, sweet citrus, and some pine. Very juicy and wet.
A thick body and rich malt bill add lots of sweetness and seems like it almost needs a bit more bitterness to balance it out. But that is only nitpicking. This was a well rounded DIPA.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of jdhilt
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a two finger cream head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Hazy amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit and caramel nose and flavor is sweet grapefruit and caramel. High ABV is hidden. Decent Imp IPA. Expensive but worth trying at $7.99 for a 330ml bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of JerseyKirk
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy orange to copper. 1 finger khaki head with small and medium bubbles. Laces extremely well. Carbonation evident. Hop haze?

S: Caramel, guava, mango, peach, sweetness, lemon, slight alcohol, zesty, spicy and pine.

T: Holy shit. That is a major hop and alcohol bomb. This is one of the most intense beers I've ever had in my life. It is sooo overpowering with bitterness, alcohol warming and sugary, grainy sweetness. Some peach notes, little caramel but hop bitterness and alcohol mask the rest.

M: Alcoholic and sweet.

O: This is a once in awhile sipper. Such a hop bomb though that you wouldn't want to age it as it would lose it's punch. The bitterness and alcohol balance each other but there's too much of each for me to enjoy thoroughly. Once it warms up it's easier to ingest. Much better a few degrees over 50.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of korguy123
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I Beat yoU from notes

A- Super hazy caramel colored pour. Half finger egg shell head that recedes to thin cap within seconds. Lacing is okay.

S- Candied sugar, bright citrus and slight floral presence. Sweet malts and slight alcohol in the back end.

T- Quick shift from super bitter, to sweet to slight alcohol in seconds. Bitterness is straight bitter than floral with a quick citrus finish. Slight alcohol warmth in the finish. Bitter lingering aftertaste.

M- Medium bodied, bitter with a lovely carbonation presence.

O- Good ipa/iipa, everything you could possibly want.

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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

A: Pours a clear copper with a thick off-white head.

S: Aromas of pine, spruce, bitter orange, grapefruit, lemon, caramel, and biscuits assault the nose. This is obviously going to be a hop monstrosity.

T: A bitter, resinous entry quickly gives way to notes of caramel, biscuits, pine, spruce, juniper berries, bitter orange, kumquat, grapefruit, carambola, ugli fruit, lemon, and lime. The finish is predictably long and bitter with notes of citrus and pine dominating.

M: Fairly full-bodied and initially dry, though it turns sticky just before the fade. Carbonation is pretty heavy, yet alcohol presence is restrained for the style.

O: This is a nice American DIPA that is substantially more adventurous than most. I loved the range and depth of the citrus flavors in this beer. I Beat YoU is well worth seeking out if you're a fan of this style.

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Photo of ADZA
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light copper hue which leaves a two finger creamy head and clingy lacing here and there,the smell is a tropical punch bowl with pineapple,paw paw,passionfruit,kiwifruit and obviously piney hops,the mouthfeel is a touch syrupy,full bodied and chewy and could be easily mistaken for an American BarleyWine and has tastes of fresh honey beehive,caramel candy,resin coated piney hops,a light touch of guava and finished with a piney hop cross sticky toffee bittersweetness and overall a very nice double which is reasonably priced and would buy more of cheers.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

I Beat YoU from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 71.3% out of 100 with 411 ratings
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