Sleep Over Coffee IIPA - To Øl

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Sleep Over Coffee IIPASleep Over Coffee IIPA

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85
very good

35 Reviews
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Reviews: 35
Hads: 120
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 9
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: PeterIngemi on 04-14-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A collaboration with Mikkeller. Brewed and bottled at De Proef.
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Reviews: 35 | Hads: 120
Reviews by Rickythejeweler:
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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of mverity
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is a nice orangey-deep tan body with full cream colored head that smells great and has decent retention. Aroma is of floral hoppiness and light sweet coffee, I also get some caramel type sweetness. The taste hides the 10.5% extremely well. I had to look at the bottle again to check the ABV. Again with the caramel/coffee sweetness alongside the great malt balance, and great earthy/floral hop character. Mouthfeel is creamier than most IPAs and it doesn't dance on the tongue like IPAs do. I was worried about this beer being out of date, and I almost cellared this for a year to push it towards a coffee barley wine. The bottle top had a date of 8-2-14, which is over a year away, so I doubt that's a best by date. Anywho, my first Mikkeller offering and I wasn't disappointed. Not a stellar as the Dayman coffee IPA, but still extremely enjoyable. I look forward to coffee IPAs being a standard. (909 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grudgingly paid $7 for this at Bier Thirty... My homeboy Chris said it was "interesting"... good enough for me.

Poured into my slim tulip... a light tan big bubble head dies back noisy and quickly.. the brew is hazed amber.

The nose shows decent coffee that combines with a piney hoppiness that is soooo of the charts odd..

Flavor is much more all about the coffee.. the beans shine with a background IPA note... hints of hops are blown out by the coffee... There is more than enough malt leftover too help deliver both the coffee and the hops... again, this is a very weird one... beans and cones linger on the finish..

Body is a standard DIPA, but there seems to be a "slickness" that adds to the drinkability.

So surprised I liked this one... I passed at Bier Thirty for a couple of weeks... But honestly, this is a very interesting brew and only going to get worse as it sits on shelves... buy it now.

3/3.5/4/4/4 (925 characters)

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4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a cloudy orange amber, I may have poured all the yeast in, making it more cloudy than normal. Two finger yellowish cream colored head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of European hops, earthy, piney and citrus, mild coffee, light bready malt. Flavor of sweet caramel malt, piney, resinous hops with citrus notes, cream and coffee; more of a latte taste than brewed coffee. Well balanced. Lingering spicy hop bitterness with a mild, sweet coffee note. Nice creamy medium body. A very distinctly flavored ale, the coffee flavor is lightly done and melds with the hops excellently. They did a superb job of integrating the coffee and hops flavors. Not intensely hoppy, but with a great balance of flavors. I really like the taste of coffee in dark malt beers like stouts, but often find the coffee in lighter styles too stark. Not in this case, everything is in synch. A really well done coffee IPA and a top notch collaboration (983 characters)

Photo of buschbeer
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 FL OZ bottle
Served in a tulip glass

This beer pours hazy and a deep amber color. It is topped with several inches of creamy, tan head that clings to the side of the glass.

The coffee aroma hits my nose first misleading me into thinking of a stout. Then the citrus pops up with some orange and grapefruit.

The first taste is of coffee. Then, much like the smell, the citrus comes into play. However, the more I drink, the more the coffee flavor asserts itself on my tastebuds leaving a lingering coffee aftertaste.

It is full and creamy not unlike a stout.

This is an interesting beer. The balance of the coffee and citrus flavors agrees favorably with my palate. I am enjoying this beer. The next logical step is a bourbon barrel coffee IPA. (753 characters)

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy orange-amber in color (somewhat resembling apple cider when viewed from afar). It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that died down but never completely faded away.
S: There are light aromas of citrusy hops in the nose—grapefruit stands out in particular—along with some notes of coffee. The coffee becomes a little stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is similar to the smell except that the coffee flavors are more prominent. There is also a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The addition of coffee makes this IPA very unique compared to other beers in the style. I wasn't initially sure if coffee and grapefruit would be the best combination (except for breakfast) but this is a beer that grows on you. (837 characters)

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3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shoppe (Marietta, GA). 5.99. 8/2/14 stamped on the bottle cap- I assume a best before date. Served in a Southern Tier snifter. 

Pours hazy light orange with a dense, lively, pour-stopping near yellow head. Pillows of lace up top, finer lacing towards the bottom.

Very different nose. Hop coffee? Seemingly equal parts piney hops and roasted coffee. Unique. 

As in the aroma, the taste is a balanced blend of hops & coffee. Cheap coffee (but it really works), pine, cut grass, mild citrus and wood. Nice blend overall and really hides the over 10% abv well. 

Medium feel with moderate carbonation. A long coffe hop bitter aftertaste. 

A truly unique imperial IPA experience. A great blend of flavors without going over the top. I'd recommend trying it at least once.  (817 characters)

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4.36/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very complex, amazing beer. On first smell I thought sawdust that turned into espresso... a dusty espresso? The color is a light caramel that caught me off-guard, being that it’s an espresso beer. I really loved this beer, it reminded me of reading a really old book (in the smell) and sipping an espresso. The flavor of the beer hung-out with you for a while, but flavors got more complex the longer it hung out in the back of your mouth. I noticed some notes of dried plum through the complex flavors. The body and mouth feel were perfectly matched with the flavor tones. This beer felt like an 8.6% to me. Loved this beer! (627 characters)

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Sleep Over Coffee IIPA from To Øl
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