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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

337 Ratings
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Ratings: 337
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 13
Gots: 28 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

GRG1313, Oct 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

ncelauro, Oct 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

tmzl, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of tednkelly
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Mikkeller Coffee IPA is overall unique. Not an everyday beer but worth a try.

A: Cloudy orange color with little head.

S: Slight coffee and citrus aroma.

T: Presence of malt. Finish is dry with slight coffee aftertaste. Light hops taste.

M: Not much carbonation.

tednkelly, Oct 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

mtpHokie, Sep 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

sbart518, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of macrosmatic
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into a Russian River pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy, burnished gold with a good amount of visible carbonation. It tries to form a substantial off-white head during the pour, but it fades almost instantly.

S: Medium-roasted coffee, some pine and touch of dark citrus hops. I don't get a malt aroma here - I think the coffee is covering it up. Smells good though.

T: Follows the nose. Coffee and hops (grapefruit/citrus with some resin) up front. Then some sweet toffee and biscuit malts to round things out. Has a roasted coffee bitterness in the hang. It develops a peppery spice, or maybe a green coffee flavor, as it warms. It's not a bad flavor, but it grows obnoxious after awhile.

M: Medium body, low carbonation sensation, moderate alcohol presence.

O: This was interesting...a bit challenging, but interesting. Especially when cold, it was good. The peppery spice I could have done without. This isn't anything I'd go back to often, but the definition of something I'm glad I tried once (especially because DayMan never made it to Florida).

macrosmatic, Sep 22, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip glass, copper colored with a large off white head that dissipates leaving some lacing, cloudy

S: west coast hops, citrus, grapefruit, lemon

T: cirtrus hops up front mixes with a pronunced coffee bitterness, it actually works well together

M: medium to full with good carbonation

O: worth seeking out for the unique blend of flavors

M_C_Hampton, Sep 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

hopkrid, Sep 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

Brewer1980, Sep 09, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

vayix, Sep 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

ShemRahBoo, Sep 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

jaydoc, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of bmwats
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a footed tulip.

A: Golden, ruby hue. Pours a 1 finger, bubbly white head. Settles quickly, but not completely. Thick, persistent lacing. Head renews with force with each new pour.

S: Pine resin, a little roasted espresso, a hint of dark chocolate, and raspberry. All components light.

T: Bitter hops, with oak chips, and a bit of sweet dark chocolate.

M: Grainy and earthy. Bitter finish.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is okay. Fair head, and some spotty lacing. Nose is a great combination of piny, roasty, and fruit notes. Harsh, bitter hops, with some wood and chocolate. Earthy and bitter. Overall, this is pretty good quaff.

bmwats, Aug 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

RobertColianni, Aug 27, 2013
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3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a chalice glass

Appearance – The beer is served a bronze-reddish color with a two finger thick rocky white head. The head has a decent level of retention fading over a moderate level of time to leave a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The coffee in the aroma wasn't as strong as I would have expected. The aroma overall was heaviest of citrus grapefruit hop as well as some herbal and piney smelling hops. Along with these smells are aromas of some breadiness as well as a little bit of caramel and some tangerine adding just a touch of sweetness to the smell overall.

Taste – Just as with the nose, the taste is very weak in coffee especially upfront. The main flavors, initially to greet the tongue, are of a IPA nature with flavors of a bready and lightly caramel and tangerine sweet taste mixed with a whole lot of grapefruit hop. As the taste advances, pine hop flavors come to the tongue with the sweeter flavors losing a little bit of ground. At the end, a light coffee flavor dose come to the tongue adding a different bitter dimension to the taste. The coffee combines with the other IPA flavors and a newly arrived herbal hop flavor to leave a rather mixed flavor IPA taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the medium side in thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side as well. Rather fitting for the IPA style, but nothing too exceptional.

Overall – A rather easy drinking and tasty IPA overall, but really lacking in the coffee I was hoping it would deliver. Nice, but not really worth the price you will likely pay.

Darkmagus82, Aug 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

kaneel, Aug 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

ADTaber, Aug 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

stevez86, Aug 02, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought a bottle of this from the Tobu department store in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Poured into a St. Bernardus goblet. This is a beautiful looking dark IPA, and the smell was outrageously tempting. A bitter hop with a coffee coat covering it. The taste was a little flat for me, to be honest, while it was still delicious. Overall, I really enjoyed this complicated, intriguing beer, and I would love to try it again sometime!

shigg85, Aug 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

olfolxholme, Jul 28, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: standard brown 330mL bottle, average craft label.

Appearance: I made the mistake of an aggressive pour at first, and the head exploded to four fingers before settling to a rocky two-fingers. Poured more carefully and found a two-finger off-white head sitting on top of a hazy orange-copper body. The head very slowly drops past a very rocky two-fingers to a solid ring around the glass. Amazing lacing too. Not much carbonation visible through the haze.

Aroma: after letting it warm out of the fridge for approx. 15 - 20 min, this beer offers up aromas of citric hops (and plenty of them!) and some subtle coffee. Definitely promising.

Taste: I didn't taste the coffee I was expecting with this beer. There was the prolific citric hops with some fantastic bread and biscuit malts backing up. Possibly a touch of coffee, but I would like to think I would notice if it was that strong as I am not a big coffee fan at all.

Aftertaste: lingers nicely, with some of the hop bitterness but not too much, and some malt hanging around. Very nice.

Mouth feel: for a highly-hopped IPA, the Koppi is quite smooth - almost oily in its smoothness. Medium- to- heavier in body with a lower but spiky carbonation. Brings the flavour across brilliantly.

Overall: I must admit that I approached this beer with more than a little hesitation, as coffee is one of the only things I cannot stand (though not so bad as a flavour in beer - go figure). In this IPA however the bread and biscuit malts and plethora of citric hops combine well with the coffee aroma / flavour to produce one of the better AIPAs I have had to date. Pretty damn expensive at over AU$140 a case (2013), but good for a 4-pack now and then.

SmashPants, Jul 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

trotnixon, Jul 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

bpierre, Jul 18, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Done in a horizontal tasting with To Ol Sleep Over Coffee IIPA and Bed And Breakfast from Brouwerij De Molen.

Eye: Weakest of the three here, pours with very little head and spotty lacing. Color on all of these are about the same-murky tan/light brown.

Nose: Hops right up front with some subtle coffee aromas in the background, the weakest in coffee aroma and in hop aroma of the three. It smells nice, but the other two just beat this one into submission. As it warms a bit the coffee is taking over the aroma and hops are falling off.

Tongue: Very nice! Hop flavor upfront, but not really much bitterness from them. Bitterness in this beer comes from the coffee flavor in the back. Coffee flavor lingers and after the swallow some hop flavor sneaks in there as well. This beer has a single track flavor, or really it would be a "double track" flavor-hops then coffee. Thats all there is to it. Mouthfeel is thin, this beer could benefit from a little more body, not much but just a little more. Carbonation is active and perhaps that also gives the illusion of a thinner than is body.

Drinkability: This is one definitely worth checking out. One that I would definitely buy again. Quite different from the To Ol Sleep Over IPA, this one is single minded whereas the To Ol is more complex and interesting. I can see myself buying this one again. Basically if you want something single minded=Mikkeller, complex and depth=To Ol, a big let down=Bed and Breakfast

becktone, Jul 17, 2013
Koppi Coffee IPA from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.