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Koppi Coffee IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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Koppi Coffee IPAKoppi Coffee IPA

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86
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353 Ratings
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Ratings: 353
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 14
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bark on 01-27-2011

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.
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Ratings: 353 | Reviews: 168
Photo of becktone
3.8/5  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

Photo of capnamerica
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of antlerwrestler19
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Max and Joe's here in Omaha. Pours super hazy caramel orange color with a tiny frothy head - for the little amount of foam it leaves some nice stringy lacing around the glass. Sweet caramel and subtle creamy coffee notes mingle with sweet citrusy hops in the nose. The flavor is odd, can't really determine what exactly I'm getting but there is bitter semisweet chocolate notes and a backing of citrus and piny hops, the coffee comes through in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is excellent - soft and smooth, nearly full bodied with moderate carbonation that brings it all together on the palate. Pretty funky beer, wouldn't expect coffee in an ipa to be rounded out and as drinkable as this but it was surprisingly delicious.

Cheers!

Photo of beerthulhu
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

- Cap dated BB 8/12/12. Consumed 3/23/11.

A: The first pour yielded one of good clarity, sunset orange with a strong raging effervesce inside. A foamy tan head sits monstrously ontop, almost to the point of filling half a glass worth with a lasting effect leaving a snake band lacing of good coverage. A second pour sent a ice-berg of foam breaching forth and upward, sturdy and dense in nature while the clarity became a bit cloudy.

S: Fresh citrus and grapefruit, nice level of strength at first out of the bottle, slowly diminishes there-after. No signs of the coffee just yet.

T: Hoppy fresh grapefruit with a touch of peppery citrus and pine are forth-right and of good strength. Fresh grassiness comes in on the close perhaps with a slight indication of ice coffee mingling with a flowery citrus. Had my doubts about a coffee ipa, though it would come off more as a hoppy stout, but his is an ipa first, hoppy with just the right amount of ice cold coffee hints mixing with a caramel grain sweetness makes this a delight.

M: Medium bodied, flowery citrus with a peppery spice touch. Active carbonation, dry finish with floral hops rounding things out on the tongue.

D: Nice drinkability, kept me interested and looking forward to each sip to the very last. Great drinking ipa, solid recommend, expected nothing less from this brewer.

Photo of philbe311
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - A fingers worth of light brown colored head... Minimal retention gives way a dynamic swirled lacing... A slightly hazed rust color... Some sluggish carbonation can be seen rising throughout...

S - Slightly muttled... Lots of malt... A little hops... A little coffee... Nothing really stands out... Aromas seem to rise to the surface, fade, and then are replaced by another...

T - There is no doubt that this is a complex challenging brew... It's hops at the forefront upon the first sip... They're subtle and slightly European in nature... Next comes a big wave of malts with some faint chocolate notes mixed in... This is followed by a slightly muted, but yet assertive coffee flavor...

M - Medium bodied... Clean... Crisp... Subtle carbonation... Simple, yet effective...

D - I have to give much credit to Mikkeller for even attempting a coffee infused American IPA... Once I saw this on the menu I knew I had to give this one a try... A bit challenging, but very interesting and innovative... Not something I would drink on a regular basis, but worthy of sampling by those who truly enjoy originality in brewing... Definitely grew on me sip after sip...

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy honey-golden with a thick, off-white head. Strong aroma is predominantly hoppy - but not a hint of coffee. Strongly hoppy, evergreen flavor is quite pleasing and satisfies my liking for hoppy beers - but where's the coffee? Never mind, it's a good IPA nonetheless. Texture is fiercely tingly and fizzy.

Photo of Snow81
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours cloudy with a lot of sediment with a dirty orange color

Head: Big frosty cream colored head

Smell: Big citric with a sweet maltyness

Taste: Way big bitter citric hop with toasted malt and no coffee on the palate

Weight: Medium to heavy body with a low carbonation

Finish: Bitterness in the cheeks with stickiness on the lips

Photo of Momar42
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap, into a Mikkeller snifter glass at Strangeways in Dalllas, TX. Thanks mattisloco and Eric (proprietor).

A - Medium hazy/cloudy brown with decent amount of off-white head. Creates a respectable amount of lacing through the entire glass.

S - Coffee notes are present but not overpowering. Hops also make a show but mild at best. Not a strong smelling beer by any means but good for what it is.

T - Taste mirrors the smell with the coffee coming on the front end but only mildly. Their is bitterness but hard to decern if it is from the hops or the coffee. Not an overly bitter beer by any means but very enjoyable. Kept wanting more.

M - Good mouthfeel for an IPA. Creamier than most, but finishes well. Not a Mikkeller fan usually but this one works for me. Nothing present makes me want to stop drinking this.

O - A "different" American IPA if you are tired of the gluttony of average or below-average American IPAs out there. Not a tremendous coffee flavor but enough to compliment the style. Not overly bitter either, but its an IPA not an IIPA so it is square in the middle for the style. If you can find this give it a try. There are better American IPAs out there much closer to the true "style" but this one gets marks for its difference to that style.

Photo of dgilks
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tomahawk x Odoo Shakiso

Hazy deep amber colour with a big, fluffy and long lasting off-white head.

Sharp, piney aroma with a touch of grapefruit. Somewhat sweet. Where's the coffee?

Very interesting flavour with the piney hops hitting up front with some slightly sweet caramel malts. The coffee adds depth and an earthiness to the midpalate and finish that is unique and that grows on me as this glass continues.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Good. Crisp and refreshing.

A delightful little beer with a classic Mikkeller IPA malt profile, a solid American hop profile that makes for a good IPA and then the added interest of the coffee which is unique. Very good.

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Coffee IPA pours a brownish cloudy color with a large head. There is a strong floral aroma with weak hints of coffee. The taste is stronger on the IPA side; stronger hoppy floral tastes, that finishes with the coffee flavors; sweeter end. Needs a little more carbonation, but still a good pretty full flavor. Overall an interesting beer, a change from routine IPAs.

Photo of mick303
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

As far as I know my first from Mikkeller. Poured a massive head into the glass, off white tannish. Steller retention and lacing. Colour is an orange bronze brown and quite hazy.

Smell certainly has a pervading coffee bean aspect out of the glass. Also a strong and strange herbal aroma going on. Grapefruit and berries, very leafy. Hops are incorporated nicely. Although this is one of the strangest and hard-to-place noses I have encountered.

Taste has a firm malt base with a touch of sweetness, then bitter coffee and liquor linger overtop, flashes of alcohol. Hops are citrusy, earthy, and really nice. The incorporation of the coffee is really interesting, initially the raw bean from the nose then trends into a bitter dark espresso on the end. Finish is drying and bitter coffee grounds. Actually the flavours here are balanced quite nicely.

Moughfeel is moderate, nice light malty feel, carbonation is quite light and could use a bit more. Really dry at end, with a bit of liquory alcohol and espresso, generally smooth on the palate, with a really long finish.

Certainly a bit off-the-wall, but I'm not so quick to dismiss this as a novelty. Its a really interesting beer and marriage of flavours, once it settles a bit it is quite tasty, not over bitter but with a refreshing bitter coffee bitterness. Enjoyed it for the interesting approach, though not exactly convinced how it works together and priced too high.

Photo of trappistlover
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(750ml bottle from Bruery Provisions). Pours cloudy apricot color with a white head. Aroma has peaches, mango, papaya along with some dank hops (the brighter hops, though are prominent). Flavor is light bitterness with some sweet malts and a bit of coffee. Medium bodied with an oily texture. This is a nice beer, although the coffee is quite subtle and hard to find at times. Its a very tasty IPA.

Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy brownish amber in color. It poured with a finger high beige head that has good retention properties and never completely faded away.
S: There are moderate aromas of citrus hops in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the initial taste has flavors of citrus hops and hints of caramel. Notes of coffee flavors become apparent afterwards and stand out in the finish. There is a light amount of bitterness. The flavor of coffee becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium-bodied with some crispness and smoothness on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is a very balanced IPA and with an interesting twist of coffee added to it, which is subtle and lends a bit of complexity to the taste.

Photo of macrosmatic
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
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).

Photo of oberon
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another interesting concept from Mikkeller.Poured a deep hazy burnt orange with a large blooming head that never really completely subsided,a soapy and citrusy hop blast in the nose,a very subtle roasted note after awhile but its really subdued.Again big citric hops on the palate,very fresh and green tasting,the coffee really doesnt play a part until way in the back end providing a roasty caramel tinge.This is a good beer but I gave it a lower overall score because the coffee doesnt really play a role in the beer in my opinion.

Photo of BigRizz62
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stewart124
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden orange. Nice amount of white head in the snifter.

Nose is tangerine citrus and just a bit of vanilla. No coffee to speak of yet.

Lighter in body than I anticipated. Mostly light caramel malts with just a bit of roasted character but it's only as this warms that it is noticeable. Big amounts of buttering hops with grassy, citrusy characters. Really blends well and very easy to drink.

I'm glad I was able to try this on tap at Dutch's. Delicious and again this was very easy to drink. I would have liked a bit more body but everything worked well.

Photo of AdamBear
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A-dark amber with a very nice and sticky cream colored head

S-aged hops and herbs. Does not smell great at all. Medium strength. No coffee.

T-hmm comes in with a decent taste of coffee and herbal hops. It's actually an okay taste. Has a good after-taste of dark roasted coffee. 

M-medium carbonation with a good dry finish

O-actually surprised this is more like a regular ipa than a black ipa. It tastes like an average ipa with a hint of true coffee. I'm fairly impressed with this and actually want to buy it again some time.

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at When Pigs Fly. I've never heard of a coffee IPA, so I had to try it.

In a snifter the beer was a hazy amber color. There was a medium-sized tan head that left a sheet of lace. A really sticky beer.

Mostly a straight IPA aroma. Citrus, some piney hops, some sweet malt. I think there was some coffee aroma that appeared late.

Very nice taste. Grapefruit and tangerine. A little bit of piney hops. Unsalted Ritz crackers. And the coffee did make more of an appearance.

Hoppy, but not aggressively so. Did the coffee do that?

Weird but interesting. On the fence about having this again.

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok, a coffee IPA. Let's see how this goes

Nice pour. Big fluffy, dense, rocky head. Light amber. looks good.

Aroma is unique. There is a coffee aspect to it, but more of coffee plant and green-ish than bean or brewed. Fresh. The hops come through as tropical with hints of citrus. Malt is raw biscuit dough.

Taste follows the nose. Coffee up front. It's quick and green. Like walking through a coffee field. Biscuit seems chewy throughout. Most obvious for the hops are on the end. Citrus and tropical. Light passion fruit. Some grassiness.

Overall this IPA is more about flava than feel, although the feel is hoppy. Unique is all I can say at this point. For the size of the bottle, it's a sharing beer.

Photo of StJamesGate
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Murky chestnut with honeycombed tawny head that fades to speckles. Orange rind and, yes, a big oily, roasty, herbal coffee scent on the nose - interesting, if nothing else.
Toffee crumb cake for a second before both aromatic coffee notes and aggressive citrus bitterness creep in. Touch of brown sugar in there, too.
Oily espresso bean finish and chalky linger. Light to medium, chewy, slick.

Guji batch.

Mikkeller does nothing by half measures - there is a serious if simple IPA underneath the coffee. And it's not latte or coffee extract or a shot of espresso, it's every aspect of sucking on raw beans. I think the big orange and coffee notes make a nice interplay, enough so I wish there was a touch more body to back it.

An odd one. Only question is: do you like it? I do.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a murky dark orange with an off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, herbal hops, caramel, and some very subtle coffee aromas. Taste is the same with a mild bitterness after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good IPA but I am getting more caramel aromas and flavors than any sort of coffee.

Photo of ncfranklin
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a tulip.

A: Murky orange with golden hints.

S: Big citrus grapefruit and light toasty coffee. Interesting aroma mixture. Opens up after sitting a bit with some slightly sweeter malty smells.

T: Big grapefruit again, but not bitter biting like one would expect. Coffee hits the back of the tongue behind a base of sweet malt.

M: A malty medium body that has some weight to it.

D: Hm. Interesting beer. All the grapefruit citrus of an IPA with none of the bitter, a dry hint of coffee on a big malty base. Flavors are simple and well defined.

Photo of biggsbowler
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle - I get a light amount coffee in nose. I get some hoppiness in the taste. Sweet flavour with caramel, pine, bread, citrus and coffee notes Quite fullbodied, creamy texture and soft carbonation. The finish is more dry with a pleasant bitterness. Im still not sure what to think about this beers. Coffee in an IPA seems weird, but it a lot better than I thought it would be.

Photo of jrallen34
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle picked up at WLV, poured into my De Struise glass... The body shows off as a dark orange, medium cloudiness, more of a copper in the middle. The head is light tan and initially rises several fingers. Great retention and super thick lacing, wow... The aroma is shockingly devoid of coffee, expecting at least a little but I get more of a standard, slightly malty ipa. Toffee, grapefruits, grass, bready... Again no coffee at all on the taste. I can't tell if I'm happy because its not there, or more disappointed because I wanted to see a regular looking ipa taste like a great black ipa, ala GI's A Beer Named Sue which is a great roasty ipa that I love. The aroma is very citrusy, tons of oranges and hint of bitter grapefruit. Pine and grass hops on the finish but they are light, more toffee on the finish than hops. An ever so light hint of coffee on the finish, but you really have to look for it... The finish is piney harsh, a hint of bitter coffee... Pretty drinkable, however with the alcohol I get off this I'm surprised this isn't more like 8%.

This is a pretty decent ipa, however don't come in expecting a coffee ipa or you will be sadly disappointed.

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Koppi Coffee IPA from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 353 ratings.