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Koppi Coffee IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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Koppi Coffee IPAKoppi Coffee IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

320 Ratings
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Ratings: 320
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 11
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A coffee-IPA.

Ingredients: Water, malt, barley flakes, Tomahawk hops, coffee and yeast.

The coffee comes from Swedish coffee roasting-house Koppi.

The first batch had Guji Natural organic coffee from Sidamo, Ethiopia.

The second batch had Odoo Shakiso Coffee from Ethiopia.

Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij, Belgium.

(Beer added by: bark on 01-27-2011)
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MbpBugeye

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a Mikkeller wine-style glass. No freshness dating that I can tell, but 7521103 is stamped on the back label.

Appearance
What a muddy looking beer, but I pretty much expected that. The head is amazingly large and the lacing is copious, but the beer itself is pretty nasty looking. It’s a fully muddied, dirty pond water burnt orange. Quite unlike any other beer I’ve seen, which is a good thing.

Aroma
I’ll give this a score this high for accomplishing what this beer sets out to be. Lots of hops build an aroma of a very mediocre IPA. It smells like its going to be pretty hoppy, but also very piney and overly bitter. Coffee is stronger than I expected. I figured either the hops or the coffee would have to suffer. But as far as the aroma goes, neither of them do. There is a spiced tea quality that is formed as two worlds collide. The coffee smells like a fresh brewed cup of black coffee. Said java becomes very aromatic upon swirling. For the most part the earthy roast of the coffee and the pine and citrus of the hops clash in a violent discord, but every other sniff clicks and the citrus matched up with the acidic, fruitier qualities of the coffee.

Taste
This sure is a strange beast. I almost don’t know where to begin. It seems as if the hops lose out to the coffee here, but not without a fight. There is a little bit of raggedy, bitter pine aggressiveness, which is what I’ve begun to associate with hops like Tomahawk. But this hoppiness falls off very fast, making way for a stale, bland, oil coffee taste. Its pretty gross; like the second running’s of day old grounds. Then, as abruptly as the flavors started, they disappear. The finish is hollow, vapid, and ghosted with only notions of past flavors.

Mouthfeel
Expressively carbonated. This stuff fizzes up way to quickly and sharply. The body is thin, made to feel thinner by the fizz. This beer is very dry as the carbonation seems to keep the beer off of the palate.

Overall
Weird, wacky stuff. I’m glad I got to try it, but I wish it weren’t in 750s, and I wish it were cheaper. IPAs seem best when untampered with.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2011 00:37:09 | More by MbpBugeye
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Koppi Coffee IPA from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.