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Sleep Over Coffee IIPA - To Øl

Sleep Over Coffee IIPASleep Over Coffee IIPA

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87
very good

84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 17.83%


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Denmark

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A collaboration with Mikkeller. Brewed and bottled at De Proef.

(Beer added by: PeterIngemi on 04-14-2012)
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Reviews by kevanb:
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kevanb

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a To Øl Teku glass.

The beer pours a super murky brown caramel color, hues of burgundy and tan with a bone colored head, very billowy and soft, nearly 2 fingers high that has nice retention and leaves behind a massive web of lace. The aroma is heavy on fruit forward coffee, citrus hop with a touch of pine and sweet, rich caramel malt with just a touch of subtle roast. On the tongue, the coffee is integrated so nicely with the fruity hops, nice roast, pine, citrus and rich malt that is balanced well and transitions very nicely from coffee roast, to fruity hop to smooth malt. The body is nice, very lively, with crisp carbonation that dances on the tongue nicely with a nice dry finish.

Verdict: A very unusual beer, but quite successful in it's mission to blend coffee and hops. The beans used perfectly compliments the hop profile and aren't overly harsh or roasty, but rather smooth and highlight the fruit flavors in both the beans and the hops.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 02:07:46 | More by kevanb
More User Reviews:
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KornWallace

New York

3.51/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Date: 4/15/14
Location: Eagle Provisions
Glassware: Tulip
Appearance: The beer pours the darkest amber I have ever seen from an IPA, clearly the adjuncts. The head is a half pinky width and white in color. Very interesting coloring for a beer.
Aromatics: Monstrously strong roasted whole bean coffee flavor. Toffee and caramel flavors. Strong wheats I really get little to no hops in the aroma.
Flavor: More of the coffee flavor in the beginning it's quite strong. Not to say it isn't drinkable, just one big flavor followed by other little ones. I still pick up some caramel flavors but a candied sugar is included in the taste. In the finish I finally pick up some of the hop flavor, I little floral and resinous.
Mouthfeel: The body is medium with a high carbonation. Little chew. The finish leaves a semi sweet, semi bitter semi roasted flavor that lingers for some time.
Notes: Bottled 9/24/13. Probably where all the hop flavor went the beer is nearly seven months old. I'd give it another try if it was fresh.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 21:40:54 | More by KornWallace
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alexandrefdiniz

Brazil

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-08-2014 16:12:29 | More by alexandrefdiniz
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DavidBart

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-23-2014 20:41:04 | More by DavidBart
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DerrickW

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-22-2014 00:09:58 | More by DerrickW
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JoeMans

New York

3.25/5  rDev -16%

02-18-2014 03:35:39 | More by JoeMans
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vinny21bal

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-07-2014 23:04:43 | More by vinny21bal
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-10-2014 21:58:50 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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Eighty

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-09-2014 01:48:43 | More by Eighty
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jayhunter357

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-28-2013 05:21:41 | More by jayhunter357
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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

12-28-2013 04:30:02 | More by In_Control_Mike
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asparkoflife

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.5%

12-27-2013 02:01:33 | More by asparkoflife
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cornucopia

Puerto Rico

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

12-16-2013 00:50:42 | More by cornucopia
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

11-05-2013 22:33:48 | More by TwelveOunces
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MaseFace

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-03-2013 00:18:09 | More by MaseFace
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dertyd

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-26-2013 07:59:33 | More by dertyd
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

10-22-2013 09:03:12 | More by crbnfbr
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-14-2013 00:31:48 | More by BeerHunter76
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sprague808

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.5%

10-12-2013 02:23:23 | More by sprague808
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Boilerfood

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -16%

09-14-2013 23:11:41 | More by Boilerfood
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Adamah_Adonai

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - It pours a deep orange/ light brown color with light head retention.

Aroma- Interesting earthy hops aromas, pine, citrus and the added roasted coffee notes really make it unique.

Taste- The taste is like somebody hopped the hell out of my coffee. It has some real nice bitterness, a little bit of sweetness up front and some umami.

Mouthfeel- It is medium to full bodied and has some warmth to it as well from the high ABV.

Overall- Very good and interesting beer. It’s more like a black IPA than a regular but a beer this unique couldn’t fit neatly into any category.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 01:14:14 | More by Adamah_Adonai
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wanderlust389

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

08-07-2013 23:54:37 | More by wanderlust389
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becktone

Ohio

4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Done in a horizontal tasting with Koppi Coffee IPA from Mikkeller and Bed and Breakfast from Brouwerij De Molen.

Eye: Starts off with a nice creamy one finger head that eventually falls down to a sheet over the beer. Lacing looks nice as well. Color is pretty much the same as the Mikkeller Koppi Coffee IPA, murky tan/light brown.

Nose: Strong blend of hops and coffee in the aroma here. Earthy hops take the lead and coffee struggles to get through but is there in the background creating an interesting backdrop.

Tongue: Less intense coffee flavor in this one, hops are the much more dominant flavor. The aroma suggests that they'd be nicely balanced but Mikkeller's Koppi Coffee IPA is a much more what I expected from an IPA with coffee in it. Unlike the Mikkeller, this one gets bitterness from hops, very little coffee flavor making its way through, its much more subdued. Pretty green hop flavor, real fresh, real earthy. Alcohol is detectable. Coffee flavor is there, but it supports the hops instead of; like the Mikkeller, taking the stage from the hops and then bringing them back for an encore performed together. This beer has more depth of flavor and isn't as single minded. The more I drink of it the better I like it, its a completely different beast, more complex. Medium body with appropriate levels of carbonation. Definitely an IIPA though.

Drinkability: This one is definitely worth checking out. Different than the Mikkeller because it isn't as single minded and its much more complex. Two very different beers here, can't really choose a favorite because they are so different. Both are better than the Bed and Breakfast though. Depending on what I want I'd have to say go for this one over the Mikkeller just because its a little more complex, but if I want something straight forward and single minded then I'd go for the Mikkeller.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 17:00:17 | More by becktone
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EastBay_Nick

California

5/5  rDev +29.2%

07-14-2013 06:13:33 | More by EastBay_Nick
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mscudder

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-11-2013 01:55:03 | More by mscudder
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Sleep Over Coffee IIPA from To Øl
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