Sleep Over Coffee IIPA - To Øl
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3.88/5 rDev -1%
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.
05-13-2013 19:59:33 | More by StonedTrippin
3.76/5 rDev -4.1%
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.
05-05-2013 02:55:02 | More by drrone
4.16/5 rDev +6.1%
On-tap at Mikkeller and Friends in Copenhagen. Served in a 20c Mikkeller glass...
A: Light amber; cream head; impressive lace.
S: Coffee bean; hints of grapefruit rind and pine; big (raw) coffee aroma, though.
T: Piney hops initially... quickly followed by deep coffee flavor - wow, it's pretty huge; maybe a touch of smoked malt, too.
M: Full-bodied; moderate carbonation; a touch viscous on the palate.
O: A doozy of a brew... Imperial IPA + Coffee + 10.5% = maybe a bit too much, but still interesting and glad I tried it!
*from notes 3-31-13
04-16-2013 15:58:32 | More by jpro
4.4/5 rDev +12.2%
A - Big sediment on a murky wheat brown body. Fine white head sits low with ok retention, but leaves a nice lace.
S - Fresh tilled earth, dry coffee, booze, dried leaves.
T - Super unique. Bone dry burnt coffee and dry wheat. Stellar, soft ash note. Juicy orange is pretty much overwhelmed by the dry coffee, but still manages to hang around in the background and balance things out a bit.
M - Nice, smooth medium frame. Ok carbonation.
O - A really unique, dry take on an IPA with incredible drinkability for 10%+ ABV. The only knock is that it's not quite as bitter as I would expect for a DIPA.
11-24-2012 19:32:59 | More by vfgccp
3.63/5 rDev -7.4%
Served in a Bell's tulip glass from a 11.2 oz bottle. This was a gift but I snagged a look at the price tag...yep Mikkeller. 7.49.
A- Hazy amber, retains a 2 inch head. As I drink, the amber color becomes watered down in appearance.
Sniff- Lacks the coffee kick that I look for in a coffee beer or coffee; not sure if the aroma is battling the IIPA smell with it. Either way, aroma is weak for me.
M- I like the carbonation in it. Light yet prominent
T- Now here is where I get the coffee. robust. The coffee flavor is a little bit sweet and lingers longer than the bitterness. Both coffee and citrus blend well at finish, but coffee remains supreme.
O- A nice treat, if you are a fan of IPAs and coffee beers. Definitely worth a try. Cheers
11-03-2012 04:45:59 | More by tasteegood
3.85/5 rDev -1.8%
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.
10-11-2012 03:57:19 | More by metter98
3.88/5 rDev -1%
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.
10-07-2012 23:46:50 | More by brewcrew76
4.33/5 rDev +10.5%
A: Pours a murky dark golden yellow with hints of orange in color and light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a quarter finger tall beige head that reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Strong aromas of grapefruit/citrus hops and freshly ground coffee - with some lighter notes of green coffee beans.
T: Very light amounts of caramel malts upfront but the flavors of this beer are dominated by the coffee and grapefruit/citrus hops. The coffee tastes like a combination of espresso and green coffee beans. Moderate amounts of bitterness that lingers but not for too long.
M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of gentle carbonation. Smooth and creamy.
O: First coffee DIPA but this is a trend that I could really dig - combines too things that I really enjoy. I'm impressed with this beer and it might be a little past it's prime - definitely one to try if you come across it. Alcohol is quite well hidden and this feels like it could be sessionable - though I think it would really kick your butt.
10-07-2012 21:53:15 | More by dbrauneis
Sleep Over Coffee IIPA from To Øl
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