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Sleep Over Coffee IIPA - To Øl

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87
very good

97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 16.92%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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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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sammyg832

Arizona

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-27-2014 19:48:33 | More by sammyg832
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ngeunit1

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy amber-brown with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Sweet caramel malts, grapefruit, citrus, and pine hops, roasted coffee, brown sugar, and some booze.

T - Sweet caramel malts, grapefruit, citrus, and pine hops, some resiny bitterness, roasted coffee, brown sugar, and some booze.

M - Medium-plus bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a bitter, sweet, warming finish.

D - Nice balance, could have had a bit more punch.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 04:30:07 | More by ngeunit1
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Marriage of coffee and double IPA? They did it! Not wholey convinced it's a good thing, but if anybody had a chance to do it right, this is it. Poured at a good temperature with a mammoth, foamy, frothy, light tan head that settles down and lots of lace. Color is a cloudy/hazy amber. Aroma is hop, malt, coffee. Flavor's much like nose with bitter & sweet on top, balanced with some carbonic tang and coffee showing up much more. Body is full and carbonation good, but some clashes between extreme bitterness and tang. Finish is like flavor, long, and boozy. Interesting, but one is enough.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2012 22:10:06 | More by drpimento
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drgarage

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-10-2012 19:29:54 | More by drgarage
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
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
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I never imagined this beer would ever exist – a coffee DIPA? As crazy as it sounds, I am really excited to try this one out.

A: Looks more like a DIPA mixed with coffee than a DIPA with coffee flavor, pouring a dark amber-orange with a dirty brown haze. Reminds me of dull carrot juice. The head is just as unique: it starts as a foamy two fingers, tan and creamy. And as the bubbles pop, the texture beings to look like cappuccino cream; it collapses in a churning, thickening manner. It seriously reminds me of coffee, which is a great thing for this beer.

S: Now that’s an odd mix of scents; there’s a huge blast of fresh-ground coffee at the start, though without the strong roast scents that are normal for coffee stouts. This is more of a strong cinnamon, bitterness, mineral, and acidic fruit, sort of like you would get from a dried out coffee-filter. It’s different, as expected. Hops are barely apparent, but you can make out a faint oil aroma of pine. A layer of malt shows a chocolate, roast, and caramel syrup with an herbal note of unanticipated anise; not too thick, though, giving this a bit of a thin profile under the initial coffee.

T: Rich, flavorful – its malt backbone is a bold, caramel-heavy thickness, a familiar DIPA taste. Toffee and maple make up even more syrupy sweetness, with a dedicated taste of toasted malt underneath. The bitters are lively and complex: iced coffee, thick, sticky pine, citrus rind, and an espresso bean kick. Delicious. Any fan of Stone’s black IPAs would enjoy this palate: I’m getting thick, chewy tastes of licorice and malty darkness, tobacco and fig. The aftertaste is incredibly earthy – coffee with sugar, walnut, mineral water, and vanilla – with a lasting sting of peppery American hops. Impressive!

M: This is the only place you feel the alcohol presence, drying as it builds a strong coating effect. The hops pepper the feel with intensity, balanced nicely with the warmth of the booze and the chewy grain presence. Much more drinkable than a coffee stout, but with all the boldness of a DIPA.

O: A pleasant surprise, most definitely. While the bottle was pretty expensive, it was a worthwhile investment; I may even pick a few up to age, just to see how much of the American DIPA character comes out from underneath the darkness of the coffee. The perfect morning alternative to a cup of Joe…just make sure you don’t have anywhere to be, because the 10.5% alcohol will knock you out.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 20:23:56 | More by BarryMFBurton
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Murky dark amber, burnt orange with a fluffy white head and big spotty patches of lace.

S - Coffee aroma of unground coffee beans or maybe even green coffee beans. I also get a chili pepper spice note. Pine and grapefruit hop oils with sweet caramel malt.

T - Caramel and toffee with citrus, pine and grapefruit hops. The coffee is present but not as obvious as the aroma. As with the aroma it is almost a green coffee bean flavor. Earthy with tobacco notes and a touch of chili pepper spice.

M - Medium body, maybe a bit chewy, low carbonation and a dry finish with a touch of alcohol.

D - Very interesting. I am wondering how they added the coffee as if has much more of a raw/green coffee presence than a cup of black coffee.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 23:46:50 | More by brewcrew76
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like this recent swing to coffee beers that aren't black. this one is a mikkeller collaboration that maintains the heavy coffee and the big hop profiles well throughout. pours an apricot orange color, with a fluffy white head that's not real resilient. it smells like an old man. its weathered and tired, wise but reserved, and somehow timeless. the coffee is there, but its not fresh, its like unroasted beans or something. im not a coffee expert. the hops are bright and floral, and go well with the coffee in both smell and taste. a lot more malt balance than i expected, and a very well hidden alcoholic strength. I am getting a little bit of a caffeine buzz from this, which is much appreciated. I like that its not acidic in feel, even thought the coffee flavors are strong. the body is fuller than medium but not filling to me, although it could stand a little more carbonation. it almost has the same mouthfeel as a cup of coffee, which is an interesting post beer observation. overall I like the way the hops and coffee blend together while each retaining their own spunky identities, and how well hidden the alcohol is. I would buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 19:59:33 | More by StonedTrippin
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 06:45:26 | More by JohnGalt1
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metter98

New York

3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 03:57:19 | More by metter98
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
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. 

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 18:42:13 | More by ThickNStout
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drrone

Utah

3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a hazy amber and golden color. One inch of head, with little lacing after.

S - Great coffee smell, but less than I had imagined. Nice dose of hops and pine in the background.

T - Interesting mix of hops, light citrus with a more prominent coffee presence. Bitter, but not excessive.

M - Mild to medium body, nice amount of carbonation and considering the high ABV.

O - Not a bad beer, I wasn't sure what to think of it in theory, but it came together pretty well. I would drink it again, but I don't know if I would search it out.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 02:55:02 | More by drrone
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aztraz

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-18-2013 22:55:16 | More by aztraz
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-02-2012 05:50:40 | More by GRG1313
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mscudder

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-11-2013 01:55:03 | More by mscudder
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-07-2013 21:07:36 | More by calcnerd
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Daniel9913

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-24-2012 21:57:05 | More by Daniel9913
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MaseFace

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-03-2013 00:18:09 | More by MaseFace
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Lovely85

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-23-2014 01:54:20 | More by Lovely85
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-02-2013 02:40:05 | More by spycow
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Adamah_Adonai

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
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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Envelopes

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

10-26-2012 03:14:34 | More by Envelopes
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FedgE_The_Beer_Baron

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-05-2013 22:15:30 | More by FedgE_The_Beer_Baron
Sleep Over Coffee IIPA from To Øl
87 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.