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Koppi Coffee IPA - Mikkeller ApS

Koppi Coffee IPAKoppi Coffee IPA

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305 Ratings
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Ratings: 305
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.12%

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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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Photo of Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice IPA with a subtle coffee touch woven with dexterity around the hop bitterness.

Presentation: 750 ml brow capped bottle. Simple light blue label, somewhat lazy in its design but not too unfortunate. Notes main style and coffee characteristic alongside hop profile. Cap notes best by date (08/12/12). Notes brewing at De Proef and 6.9% Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Hazy deep gold to pale amber pour, rich frothy head with rich retention and lacing. Nice surface memory... Quite a looker.

S - Fresh nose, hop driven, with a nice citric, grapefruit, and grassy touch.

T - Hoppy, softly fruity, with a nice citric touch, gently malty dash… And there is the coffee.. what a nice touch! It is subtly woven with the bitter and grassy end of the hops… This works! Almost undetectable and yet there adding a beautiful extra touch completely in sync with the brew.

M - Light to medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth flow with a gentle bite.

O - Very pleasantly quaffable, nicely rounded IPA with that soft enticing bitter/coffee touch.

Notes: Maybe not a brew for the ages but the idea works very well, with a nice sense of purpose and balance in the palate. I would not mind at all to have a few more of this around. (Had a taster on tap as well some time ago and while good I did not feel the nuances. It might be bottle quality but more likely operator error i.e. me)

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2011 12:49:00 | More by Daniellobo
Photo of AmericanGothic


4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a Sam Adams pint.

A: Pours a hazy, golden copper color with two fingers of boisterous head. Strong retention and lace.

S: Mellow citrus and peach, a bit on the sweet side, nice.

T: Leads with coffee and then the malts come in quickly underneath. A bit of pine hoppiness emerges on the finish. Hmm, this is pretty interesting. After a while, some sweet nectar joins the coffee in the finish, and later still a hint of toffee.

M: Medium light body with a little cream and a hint of oil.

O: Well, what do you know, this is pretty tasty. Wasn't sure what to expect, it's like a coffee stout in some ways but an IPA in others. On the whole, pretty unique and I would definitely buy it again. Another fine showing for Mikkeller.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 00:32:20 | More by AmericanGothic
Photo of kylehay2004


4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: 2.5 finger off white head on a nice cloudy copper body. very nice lacing.

S: pine and earthy hops nicely blended with caramel malts and a subtle but nicely included espresso/coffee note.

T: very interesting beer. the hops up front are mostly citrus, earthy and some floral which fade in and out hereafter yielding to a soft but well applied coffee and espresso flavor which also provides a mild grassy bitterness.

M: medium body and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: not an everyday beer but the transition and complexity of the flavors is certainly memorable.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2012 02:01:46 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

nice, light amber, with a nice little puff on top. Nice lacing as it drops down the sides leaving a broken crown along the top. Aroma is solid coffee and rich citrus hops that I am finding increasingly common now and really something I did not think would mix but really does quite well, with light notes of lactose and touches of something sweet balancing in there as well. Rich coffee notes with light touches of sugar are the way to go here. Smooth, easy sipper as each taste seems to bring more of the coffee flavor up to the forefront before the hops take over and rule the day Lighter feel then I would have expected but with the more the adequete carbonation it really seems to work here. Easily drinkable as this one went down without a fight and forced me to move on to something else.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2011 01:46:41 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of Brad007


4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Here's a mind-blowing concept: Infuse an IPA with hints of coffee. It seems odd but it could just work!

Pours a dark amber color with a thick, fluffy white head into my glass. I can dig it.

Plenty of citrusy hops upfront with a hint of coffee bitterness as well.

Wow.The use of coffee gives this a slick mouthfeel that helps infuse the citrusy hops with the psyche. A slight bit of nuttiness too!

As you can see above, the mouthfeel is very slick and coffee-like. It almost steals away the focus on the hops.

I have to admit, I'm impressed with this beer. It's very creative and very drinkable as well!

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2011 02:17:04 | More by Brad007
Photo of AgentMunky


4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into an Allagash cervoise glass.

A: Excellent three fingers of head, huge retention, and heavy lacing. A murky amber-brown sort of color.

S: Lots of pleasant hops. I'm mostly getting the Tomahawk (Columbus) here. Citrus and pine. A hint of roasted bitterness on the end is, I suppose, the coffee? All in all, quite pleasant.

T: Holy shit. This is almost perfectly concocted. A bit blast of GREAT IPA flavors is stopped in its tracks by understated but super-obvious coffee. It doesn't actually taste like coffee, the way some stouts do, but instead manages to import that certain variety of dry bitterness associated with roasted coffee beans. The flavors blend superbly, creating a beer that is highly bitter, but immensely drinkable. The resiny grapefruit works with Ethiopian coffee better than I would have thought possible, but, according to Wikipedia, "The most distinctive flavour notes found in all Sidamo coffees are lemon and citrus, with bright crisp acidity," so maybe it makes sense.

M: Well carbonated, moderately thick, and, for only 6.9%, just bursting with flavor.

O: All hail Mikkel! He's done it again. I absolutely love this fascinating, tasty, inspired, and incomparable beer. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 05:42:39 | More by AgentMunky
Photo of codsmith


4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark and dirty redish orange with a HUGEcreamy off white foam head that sticks around.

S: takes getting through a little of the foam to get the true smell if this beer. There its a very nice and subtle hip aroma that has wood and citrus flavors. There is a great malt smell too, but could not pick up on the coffee. Really well balanced for a beer, but doesn't go over the line like west cost IPA's.

T: it for sure has its IPA bitterness in there, but its a very late effect after a nice smooth and somewhat creamy taste. You can pick up a good amount of sweetness and a light coffee flavor as the majority taste.

M: a light-to-medium body that goes down exceptionally well. Mayne a tad over carbonated because of the huge foam head during pours.

O: Mikkeller turns out another amazing beer with new flavor profiles and tastes that I haven't found in other beers

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 23:53:23 | More by codsmith
Photo of vfgccp

New York

4.45/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Nice amber. Huge, lightly-off-white head. Great retention and lace.

S - Sweet cola. Warm booze. Milk chocolate. Light herbal hop character.

T - Sweet bread, grapefruit, orange, soft caramel. Milky latte. Rolling tarragon bitterness.

M - Med body with a fantastic, well-rounded finish. Lightly sweet with a soft coffee flavor that lingers for a lifetime. Perfectly carbonated.

O - A fantastic beer. The coffee is supper mellow and doesn't jump out and steal the show - instead it slowly builds throughout the profile, showcasing the flavors around it in new lights.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2011 21:23:19 | More by vfgccp
Photo of Heatwave33


4.45/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle to a Cigar City Snifter.

Color: Deep amber with a khaki colored head.

Smell: Hops, Citrus (orange and grapefruit), coffee.

Taste: Just like the aroma. Amazing.

Mouthfeel: Great carbonation, medium coarse with a dry finish.

Overall: Awesome IPA character with some coffee added to it. Very cool concept. Love how the coffee is on the end and not overwhelming. Well played Mikkeller. Well played. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 17:39:08 | More by Heatwave33
Photo of Sunnanek


4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours hazy orange with a very large off-white compact creamy head. Slow dissipation leaves rich lacings.

S: The Tomahawk hops gives it rich floral bitter hoppy vibe. Piney, pineapple, citric fruits, grapefruit. Caramell malt with some sweetness. Nice balance.

T: Caramell malt, sweet. Some obvious Tomahawk hops; bitter and floral. Piney; pineapple, grapefruit. After a while the coffee kicks in; strong black. A mild dark bitter chocolate backbone.

M: The aftertaste is really long and holds dry bitterness. Body is medium and carbonation is very mild. A dry beverage.

O: A very nice IPA where the Tomahawk hops and the coffee work great together.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2011 17:25:14 | More by Sunnanek
Photo of DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4.55/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from tasting notes. May 2011 with Northyorksammy.

This beer was a beast. Poured with a massive off-white head, dense unfiltered orange brew. Huge hop presence on the nose.

Taste was powerful full IPA, very huge malt structure to support very agressive bittering.

I didn't get very much coffee at all in the flavor, though there was a toasted or roasty character to the beer that didn't belong in an IPA. I'll assume that was from the coffee beans.

Overall, an incredible IPA. Thanks to Ken for sharing this one with us.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 02:11:52 | More by DaPan
Photo of byrdman16


4.65/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I like it, IPA's are my Drink-O-Choice and this is different enough to make me want more. Pours the hazy copper-orange that everyone suggests, has a grapefruit like nose that to me is absent of coffee. Good lacing and what not, great mouthfeel with a well balance of sweetness and carbonation. Im really impressed with the taste. Nice fruity IPA that finishes with a hint of coffee. If you're a IPA freak looking for something a bit out of the ordinary, give it a shot. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 03:32:40 | More by byrdman16
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Koppi Coffee IPA from Mikkeller ApS
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