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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
87
very good

104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 8
Gots: 12 | 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:
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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Photo of jaasen64
2.25/5  rDev -42.5%
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.

jaasen64, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of bostonryan
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

bostonryan, May 25, 2012
Photo of beergoot
3.43/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

beergoot, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of brewcrew76
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

brewcrew76, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of BeerHunter76
4/5  rDev +2.3%

BeerHunter76, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of Hopstout
2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

Hopstout, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4/5  rDev +2.3%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of pixieskid
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

pixieskid, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of MaseFace
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

MaseFace, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of vinny21bal
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

vinny21bal, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of JamieDuncan
4/5  rDev +2.3%

JamieDuncan, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of dertyd
4/5  rDev +2.3%

dertyd, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of JoeMans
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

JoeMans, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

BarryMFBurton, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of crbnfbr
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

crbnfbr, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

sammyg832, Jun 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

calcnerd, Apr 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

ncelauro, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of PaBeerLover
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

PaBeerLover, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of TwelveOunces
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

TwelveOunces, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of Eighty
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Eighty, Jan 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

jayhunter357, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of ChugginOil
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

ChugginOil, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of ThickNStout
3.83/5  rDev -2%
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. 

ThickNStout, Jun 03, 2012
Sleep Over Coffee IIPA from To Øl
87 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.