Koppi Coffee IPA | Mikkeller ApS

Koppi Coffee IPAKoppi Coffee IPA
BA SCORE
3.82/5
370 Ratings
Koppi Coffee IPAKoppi Coffee IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A coffee-IPA.

Ingredients: Water, malt, barley flakes, Tomahawk hops, coffee and yeast.

The coffee comes from Swedish coffee roasting-house Koppi.

The first batch had Guji Natural organic coffee from Sidamo, Ethiopia.

The second batch had Odoo Shakiso Coffee from Ethiopia.

Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij, Belgium.

Added by bark on 01-27-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,235
Reviews:
169
Ratings:
370
pDev:
12.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
34
Trade:
0
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Photo of Rifugium
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Monk's, Philly, PA

Poured into a tulip glass, a clear golden-orange with a small, dense head. Very crisp aroma of citrus and general IPA hoppiness. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that didn't get any coffee from this supposed "coffee IPA." I got little to no coffee in the aroma or taste. That's not to say this wasn't a good beer, but it didn't exactly deliver what was promised. It did deliver a nice IPA offering though, with crisp citrus taste, apricots, light apple notes, and very woody overall. Medium mouthfeel, and a very drinkable IPA. But yo, goober, where's the coffee? I even let it settle to near-room temperature, but the coffee thing just wasn't happening. Oh well. Still good. I assume the recipe just needs a little tweaking, and I hope they do so, because a coffee IPA sounds like a good idea.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Nice amber. Huge, lightly-off-white head. Great retention and lace.

S - Sweet cola. Warm booze. Milk chocolate. Light herbal hop character.

T - Sweet bread, grapefruit, orange, soft caramel. Milky latte. Rolling tarragon bitterness.

M - Med body with a fantastic, well-rounded finish. Lightly sweet with a soft coffee flavor that lingers for a lifetime. Perfectly carbonated.

O - A fantastic beer. The coffee is supper mellow and doesn't jump out and steal the show - instead it slowly builds throughout the profile, showcasing the flavors around it in new lights.

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Photo of smcolw
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy, dark amber color. Impressive blanket of lace after each sip. Modest, minute bubbled head.

Strong grapefruit aroma--very impressive even after being poured by the bartender three minutes ago.

Harshly bitter from the hop content and the coffee presence. The aftertaste is surprisingly mild, but bitter and long lasting. The body is as expected for the style. Overall, a very interesting beer.

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Photo of russpowell
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Freshness date on the cap 08/12/12. Picked this up in Jenks at the Biergarten, pleased that Okie has picked up Mikeller & Nogne!

Pours amber with a huge 4+ fingers of pillowy sand colored head. Epic head retention & lacing

S: Pineyness & leafy hops, not much else, a vague pear scent as well

T: Serious piney & woody hop notes, caramel, bready notes & some charred grain/coffee notes on the fringes up front. Leafy & woody hops dominate as this warms, caramel also lurks in the background to provide balance, along with a slight husky grain profile & dryness. Finishes with pear fruittyness, orange peel, herbal & woody hop bitterness with woody dryness

MF: Medium bodied, fairly firm carbonation, good balance

Glad I got to try this,a decent AIPA variation, the coffee is really subdued in this one, At this price, a one & done

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

nice, light amber, with a nice little puff on top. Nice lacing as it drops down the sides leaving a broken crown along the top. Aroma is solid coffee and rich citrus hops that I am finding increasingly common now and really something I did not think would mix but really does quite well, with light notes of lactose and touches of something sweet balancing in there as well. Rich coffee notes with light touches of sugar are the way to go here. Smooth, easy sipper as each taste seems to bring more of the coffee flavor up to the forefront before the hops take over and rule the day Lighter feel then I would have expected but with the more the adequete carbonation it really seems to work here. Easily drinkable as this one went down without a fight and forced me to move on to something else.

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Photo of Zaphog
2.75/5  rDev -28%

Photo of womencantsail
3.2/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a finger of white foam to go with it.

S: Coffee IPA, eh? Interesting as I don't really smell any coffee. Maybe a touch of a roast but otherwise it's grassy hops, some mild citrus, and quite a bit of caramel malt (and perhaps a touch of brown sugar).

T: No coffee flavor either, but I think I'm grateful for that. Sweet fruit, especially citrus. Plenty of brown sugar and caramel sweetness. A decent amount of bitterness and a little bit of grassy hop flavor.

M: Medium in body with a moderate carbonation.

O: No coffee character at all, and just a mediocre IPA is what you get from it.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter at The Firkin.

Glad to finally get to try this one without having to shell out for a bottle. It pours a hazy sunset amber topped by a finger of cream-tan foam. The nose comprises grapefruit, light peach, very light leek, caramel, and white grapes. No trace of coffee, but some lovely hop character. The taste brings in more of the same, with some pine thrown in to round the hop notes out and a backbone of mild coffee that increases as I continue to drink. The combination sounds odd, to be sure, but it works somehow. The body is a light-ish medium, with a very light moderate carbonation, a smooth-ish feel, and a dry-ish finish. Overall, a surprisingly solid IPA. Just goes to show what strange combinations beer can successfully utilize.

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Photo of BMart
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of stakem
3.08/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750ml bottle best by date of 8/12/12 poured into a snifter. This brew appears a clear color of orange with 3 fingers worth of white fluffy head. It leaves a lacin pattern on the glass with webbing, lines and patches. A swirl revives more than a finger of large bubbles which forms a yellowish stained froth that holds strong.

The smell of this brew is citrus, grassy hops, some mineral aspect and quite a lot of sulfur. The coffee addition seems to be missing from the aroma, about the only characteristic I smell that is vaguely reminiscent of coffee is a bit of a musty tang to the backend. More sniffs reveal a scent of rindy fruit and pulp.

The taste includes quite a bit of mineral character, sulfur and modest bitterness. There is no coffeeto be found in the flavor of this brew, as I take more sips I struggle to come up with something and it's just not there. Vaguely on the backend is an earthy aftertaste maybe coffee-like with a stetch of the imagination. The majority of this brew's flavor though is citrus hops and other bitter rindy flavors with an increasingly musty aftertaste as the brew warms up beyond ideal temperatures.

This is a medium bodied brew with a very lively level of carbonation that is a bit excessive initially but it calms down. The drinkability of this brew is decent but would not be a selection I would make if I was in the mood for a really good ipa or if I wanted a beer with coffe inclusion.

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Photo of dvmin98
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lare453
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of liamt07
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Ken, 750ml into a tulip. Best before 08/12/12 indicated on the cap. Batch 2, with Tomahawk x Guji Natural Coffee.

Pours an opaque golden orange, with a towering creamy and dense head. Mikkel has yet to fail with making every beer I've tasted from him look absolutely fantastic. Sticky lacing. Nose is great, lots of citrus, lemon, pineapple and pine, but not coffee to speak of yet. Taste follows the nose, with citrus and some bitterness. No absolute coffee qualities come through for me but some general roast reminiscent of coffee makes a brief appearance. Malt is not overpowering on the IPA side of things, but mild and appropriate for this beer. Quite a good beer overall in terms of an IPA, but I'm not completely sold on the 'Coffee IPA' tag ascribed to this. I'd be curious to know how the coffee was incorporated into the brewing process. I'm leaning closer towards a 4.25 in the Overall category in this one.

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Photo of aasher
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sendbeer
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Gavage
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a clear orange color with a 1" head that slowly falls to a very thick surface covering.

Smell: grapefruit, grass, and some soft fruit sweetness is all you can detect.

Taste: caramel, grapefruit, lemon zest, green apples, and a hearty bitterness are the main flavors. The coffee only shows up very late and it is barely noticeable. I expected a bit more coffee punch with this.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp to start, lightly crisp and a touch dry at the finish. Aftertaste is long as the graperuit and bitterness linger a while.

Overall: decent IPA, but based on the idea of a coffee IPA, this one just doesn't deliver the coffee part of it.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok, a coffee IPA. Let's see how this goes

Nice pour. Big fluffy, dense, rocky head. Light amber. looks good.

Aroma is unique. There is a coffee aspect to it, but more of coffee plant and green-ish than bean or brewed. Fresh. The hops come through as tropical with hints of citrus. Malt is raw biscuit dough.

Taste follows the nose. Coffee up front. It's quick and green. Like walking through a coffee field. Biscuit seems chewy throughout. Most obvious for the hops are on the end. Citrus and tropical. Light passion fruit. Some grassiness.

Overall this IPA is more about flava than feel, although the feel is hoppy. Unique is all I can say at this point. For the size of the bottle, it's a sharing beer.

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Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Eziel
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Koppi Coffee IPA from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 370 ratings
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