Koppi Coffee IPA | Mikkeller ApS

Koppi Coffee IPAKoppi Coffee IPA
BA SCORE
66.8%
Liked This Beer
3.82 w/ 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:
#12,886
Reviews:
169
Ratings:
370
Liked:
247
Avg:
3.82/5
pDev:
12.57%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
34
Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Ricelikesbeer
2.23/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Really have looked forward to this one and was excited to find it at Argonaut liquors in Denver.

A: slightly hazy, orangish-gold, some light carbonation and light lacing.

S: Burnt, acrid coffee grounds and dirt. Lots of both. earthy, mushroom like hop smell is there too. The slightly musty, citrusy hops are barely there. I wonder what this would be like fresh, but it really isn't pleasant right now.

T: more earthy, burnt tasting, coal and ash. It tastes like chewing on old coffee grounds and some earthy weird hops. Not pleasant by any means. I didn't expect to struggle to drink a glass with my friends. There is some slight malt sweetness there, but that's the only redeeming quality.

M: slick, oily, slightly thin. light carbonation.

O: I really was let down by this. I figured at the worst, it would be weird and not meld well with the hops and coffee. Instead, the coffee character was disguisting, and the ipa character was nonexistent or barely there. What a mess. I know this is difficult to brew or nail, but this was a huge waste of excitement and money.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of brewskifan55
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter at my bottle share. Thanks, Jessie.

A: Amber/bronze with a tan half finger head that fizzled out quickly. Lots of lacing.

S: Piney hops. Subtle coffee aroma. Oh my, what do we got here?

T: And it tastes like...whoo, freaky. The grapefruit hops mixed with almost expresso-like coffee give the pallate an unusual sensation. Then you start to process it and it all blends in pretty darn nicely. Some light malts slide in. The finish is dry.

M: Medium with decent carbonation.

O: A great conversation piece, to say the least. A sipper. The double team of flavors sits in your mouth for a while in hop/coffee joy. This could be a pleasant brunch drink.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of mick303
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

As far as I know my first from Mikkeller. Poured a massive head into the glass, off white tannish. Steller retention and lacing. Colour is an orange bronze brown and quite hazy.

Smell certainly has a pervading coffee bean aspect out of the glass. Also a strong and strange herbal aroma going on. Grapefruit and berries, very leafy. Hops are incorporated nicely. Although this is one of the strangest and hard-to-place noses I have encountered.

Taste has a firm malt base with a touch of sweetness, then bitter coffee and liquor linger overtop, flashes of alcohol. Hops are citrusy, earthy, and really nice. The incorporation of the coffee is really interesting, initially the raw bean from the nose then trends into a bitter dark espresso on the end. Finish is drying and bitter coffee grounds. Actually the flavours here are balanced quite nicely.

Moughfeel is moderate, nice light malty feel, carbonation is quite light and could use a bit more. Really dry at end, with a bit of liquory alcohol and espresso, generally smooth on the palate, with a really long finish.

Certainly a bit off-the-wall, but I'm not so quick to dismiss this as a novelty. Its a really interesting beer and marriage of flavours, once it settles a bit it is quite tasty, not over bitter but with a refreshing bitter coffee bitterness. Enjoyed it for the interesting approach, though not exactly convinced how it works together and priced too high.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.3/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

330ml bottle. Tumbler glass. Enjoyed on agt´12. Pale orangish amber in color. Foggy appearance. Yellowish white foam quickly dissipates while leaves a thin layer on top. Strong resiny, piney & woody aromas. As expected from aromas, flavor presents a bitter resiny & woody touch. Unexpected coffee notes are present too. Full body. Moderate carbonation. Dense oily texture. Fruity hints & sharp bitterness shown into the finish. Subtle but increasing coffee flavor rounds the aftertaste. Interesting beer.

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Coffee IPA pours a brownish cloudy color with a large head. There is a strong floral aroma with weak hints of coffee. The taste is stronger on the IPA side; stronger hoppy floral tastes, that finishes with the coffee flavors; sweeter end. Needs a little more carbonation, but still a good pretty full flavor. Overall an interesting beer, a change from routine IPAs.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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

1 pint 9.4 ounce bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It is murky. The color is dark amber, almost rust colored. I was expecting it to appear darker. There are some light amber to golden highlights. A rocky, tan head is stacked on top.

S - I immediately notice citrus. I do not notice much of a coffee aroma.

T - The taste has the coffee in it. It has citrus flavor as well. It tastes like a weak black IPA.

M - Medium

O - It is an interesting beer. There is enough flavor to make it quaffable, but not enough flavor to blow anyone's mind. The price is awfully high for a slightly above average beer.

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Koppi Coffee IPA from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 66.8% out of 100 with 370 ratings
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