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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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BA SCORE
88
very good

108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 16.33%
Wants: 8
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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Denmark

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A collaboration with Mikkeller. Brewed and bottled at De Proef.

(Beer added by: PeterIngemi on 04-14-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Photo of brewcrew76
3.88/5  rDev -1%
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.

Photo of dbrauneis
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Photo of Lare453
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ComRock12
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of RandyKemka
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Travisnin
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of busternuggz
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Photo of AgentMunky
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Photo of jaasen64
2.25/5  rDev -42.6%
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.

Photo of PaBeerLover
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of janizzle
1/5  rDev -74.5%

Photo of beergoot
3.43/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance makes you take notice instantly - diry, cloudy, hazy soft yellow body. The head is white and sticky with relatively large carbonation bubbles. Coffee grounds dominate the smell. Coffee grounds again dominate the taste, but since that's the theme of this beer, I'd say that's acceptable.

A very different beer. Not bad, as it comes across like its name implies, but definitely one-dimensional overall. Coffee over-dominates everything, leaving nothing else on the palate. This got a 3.0 overall average score only because it's billed as a 'coffee iipa", otherwise this would get about a 2.0 overall at best.

Photo of st9647v3
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
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

Photo of ThickNStout
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
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. 

Photo of drpimento
4/5  rDev +2%
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.

Photo of kojevergas
2/5  rDev -49%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a nonical glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Acquired at Total Beverage in Thornton, Colorado. Expectations are above average; Mikkeller is me favourite brewery in the world but the style seems off for Mikkel (and for me). 10.5% ABV. Brewed and bottled by To Øl at De Proef Brouwerij. Best before 08/02/2014.

Served warmer than refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor initially as no carbonation issues were anticipated, but poured with additional vigor after noting the absence of development of a head.

A: Pours a three finger thin white head of horrid thickness, no real cream, decent foam, and great retention for the high ABV. Colour is a murky hazy nontransparent dark copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Not vibrant or particularly inviting, but standard for the style.

Sm: Java/coffee is notable on the front end, with floral and bittering hops hiding behind. Coffee is dominant, but comes off somewhat weak and stale. Not a particularly appealing aroma. Moderate in strength. No yeast or alcohol comes through.

T: Foamy up front with stale badly handled coffee notes throughout, covering up the otherwise refreshing and enjoyable floral hop notes. The coffee and hops clash pretty roughly, ruining the balance. A rather poorly built IPA, and a huge disappointment - especially considering Mikkel was involved. This one's one of his worse offerings to be sure. Neither complex nor subtle. Certainly experimental, but highly problematic. No alcohol or yeast comes through.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Adequately carbonated. Luckily it's not coarse or dry - because I don't want the unappealing flavours brought out more than they are. Thick enough.

Dr: Hard to drink on account of its low quality. This is a miss for Mikkeller - and a pricey miss at that. Leave this one on the shelf; I love Mikkeller but this is just not worth trying - even for fans of the style. I wouldn't get this again, even on draught. If it were watery, I'd give it an F.

High D-

Photo of JimmyTango
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of bostonryan
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of avalon07
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a brown-orange color and a dirty, murky consistency. There was an inch of foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. OK lacing.

S: Literally the moment you open the bottle the coffee aroma hits you. Also hints of hops and citrus as well.

T: Tasted of coffee (a big helping of it), a good amount of hops, citrus (a little grapefruit), and light malt. Unlike Mikkeller's Koppi, this beer delivers with the coffee in the flavor. It's surprisingly balanced and flavorful.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a slightly slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A completely enjoyable, easy to drink DIPA. An unusual beer that won't please everyone, but well worth a shot.

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of jeffoatess
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Sleep Over Coffee IIPA from To Øl
88 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.