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Sleep Over Coffee IIPA - To Øl

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Sleep Over Coffee IIPASleep Over Coffee IIPA

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87
very good

96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 17.18%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-04-2013 00:50:43 | More by ChugginOil
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analienacorn

Florida

5/5  rDev +28.2%

03-15-2013 04:25:45 | More by analienacorn
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Hopstout

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

03-09-2013 22:49:56 | More by Hopstout
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jlogan7

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-15-2013 02:45:16 | More by jlogan7
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craftbrew502

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-20-2013 17:28:28 | More by craftbrew502
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PaulRoberts


4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-19-2013 03:21:57 | More by PaulRoberts
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rusty3335

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-15-2013 17:01:56 | More by rusty3335
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chippo33

Vermont

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-10-2013 07:40:38 | More by chippo33
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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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vfgccp

New York

4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 19:32:59 | More by vfgccp
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tasteegood

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 04:45:59 | More by tasteegood
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-02-2012 02:02:28 | More by lilnicky068
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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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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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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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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 21:53:15 | More by dbrauneis
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Lare453

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9%

10-07-2012 01:29:22 | More by Lare453
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ComRock12

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9%

09-29-2012 23:20:12 | More by ComRock12
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RandyKemka

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

09-15-2012 14:02:52 | More by RandyKemka
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Travisnin

Idaho

3/5  rDev -23.1%

09-14-2012 05:45:31 | More by Travisnin
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busternuggz

California

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle in to a snifter.

Opaque burnt orange color with a light tan 1/2" head. Recedes to 1/8", comes back nicely with a swirl. Leaves wide spotty curtains of lacing. Looks a little odd for a DIPA but I'll give it the benefit of the doubt since it's made with coffee.

Roasty, nicely bitter coffee comes out most on the nose with some orange and lemon zest. A little white pepper. Not too complex but it's nice how well the coffee and hops come together.

The taste reverses the nose, with juicy orange, lemon zest, and a little pine coming on first, followed by rich, smooth, roasty coffee. The finish is all coffee with a slight hop bitterness. Nicely balanced. Again, the hops and coffee go together well. Hides the ABV well.

The texture is excellent. Medium bodied, smooth, creamy in the middle but ends drier, lets the coffee and hops linger in the aftertaste.

Not your normal IPA but I liked it a lot. They made the coffee and hops come together better than I would have imagined. Unique, balanced, and well crafted.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 21:05:08 | More by busternuggz
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AgentMunky

California

4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a brandy snifter. Cap stamped 08/02/14...best before 2 August 2014? Guessing American date, rather than European based on this appearing in August.

A: Murky yellow-brown topped by a head with enormous bubbles, we're talking marble sized. It looks bizarre, but kind of cool. Fades rather fast. Largely opaque.

S: Cold coffee. Grapefruit peel. They combine pretty evenly, but not without some dissonance. Bitter coffee grinds and strong hops. Obviously a coffee IPA...

T: Mmmm! Yay! It's tasty! It's no Koppi Coffee IPA, which was almost a perfect beer, but it definitely works. Well-carbonated, with strong, bitter, resiny hops. This is the main flavor, until the latter half of the beer that finishes with distinctive coffee bitterness. It tastes almost like coffee was added to the beer after brewing...

M: Sparkly and compelling, it more than counters any sort of feeling of stale coffee.

O: Apparently I really enjoy coffee IPAs, and I will look for more. I'd recommend this interesting and pleasant beer to all.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2012 06:14:56 | More by AgentMunky
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

11.2oz bottle poured into Founders snifter. This should be interesting- never had a coffee imperial ipa before. Cap says 8/2/14, I'm assuming this is the best by date.

A- Pours an opaque caramel brown with about 2-3 fingers of slightly off-white frothy head that has decent retention. Leaves thick layered frothy lacing. About average carbonation. The appearance of this beer is the closest you can get to a caramel appearance.

S- Coffee grinds that have been sitting around for awhile, hops, some chocolate, and malts. Lots of conflicting flavors that give this beer a terrible aroma. Literally smells like garbage.

T- Coffee grinds, light hops, some malts, finishes with more coffee grinds. Definitely a little bit better then the aroma, but the taste is still very off putting.

M- Medium bodied, average carbonation, abv actually decently well hidden, not too bad to put down once you get past the off putting taste.

O- I was kind of skeptical of a coffee IPA from the start. First of all this beer actually poured with a nice appearance, but it definitely went downhill from there. The aroma smelled like garbage- old coffee grinds that had been sitting in the trash for awhile mixed with some light underlying hops. The taste was a little bit better but not by much- the coffee and hops in this beer definitely didn't balance very well. The mouthfeel actually wasn't bad- for a 10.5% beer it actually went down pretty easily once you got past the rancid taste. Overall this beer was very unique, but there is no way I could recommend it. Actually had to drain pour it and I hardly ever drain pour beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 01:34:53 | More by jaasen64
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

08-13-2012 00:44:53 | More by PaBeerLover
Sleep Over Coffee IIPA from To Øl
87 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.