Koppi Coffee IPA | Mikkeller ApS

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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
Ratings:
370
Reviews:
169
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
12.73%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
34
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of megahurts4
4.32/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mikkeller koppi Coffee IPA

Appearance: light brown, large head, and some good lacing.

Smell: fruity hops and slight roasted malts.

Taste: coffee, fruity hops, and faint roasted malt.

Mouthfeel: medium-light.

Overall:
There were no aroma hints of coffee, but on first taste, it is prominent. The hops flavor is the most prominent taste.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of peacebone116
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750-mL bottle (bottled 8/11, as printed on cap) into an Allagash 35-mL tulip.

A: Hazy amber orange with extreme head that slowly fades leaving wisps of foam in the middle and beautiful clinging yeast at the legs of the glass.

N: Bitter vegetal hop oils and a delicate cereal sweetness.

T/M: Follows nose pretty well. This is a hop-forward beer, similar to many of Mikkeller's IPA, but there is a subtle added bitterness to it. The delicate malt sweetness provides an excellent backdrop for the vegetal, piney, and somewhat grapefruit-like hop profile. The mouthfeel is a bit oily and medium-light with a wonderfully crisp and dry finish.

All together, this beer is quite delicious. However, I do not perceive much of the coffee flavors. I suppose that it melds quite well with hop bitterness, but overall it is not quite that obvious. This is, however, quite delicious and well bodied.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of OWSLEY069
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange-ish color with a light tan head. In the aroma, big citrus hops to a mellow pine. In the taste, dry pine to citrus hops and quite yeasty, no flavors of coffee at all. A small hop bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry yeast, hops, and a small alcohol like aftertaste. A nice hop and a bit yeasty, but I was expecting some coffee, but it was still good.

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Photo of Beejis60
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a growler via tap pour

A: Looks amazing to me. Turbid golden brown. Looks delicious

S: Orgasmic. Citrusy, a little malty, honey, and maple

T: Citrusy, no pine notes, which I love from an IPA. Long lasting bitter in the whole mouth. Light malt sweetness

M: Light carbonation feel. Thin.

O: I LOVE Mikkeller beers. With that being said, this is by far the worst beer I've had from Mikkeller but the thing is, it's not a bad beer at all.

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Photo of Shadman
3.09/5  rDev -18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

EXPENSIVE! I thought Europe was broke? I'm kidding but @ nearly $6/per this had better knock my socks off.

Looks great! Amber/orange colour. Great lookinng head. Some serious substance and creaminess to it. Enough webs of lacing to make Spiderman blush.

Aroma, for an AIPA is so-so. Certainly some nice coffee hints, but there was an off-putting aroma of rubbing alcohol.

Intersting take on the style. I like the inclusion of subtle coffee flavor, but it comes across as a one trick pony. Some weedy hoppiness makes an attempt at the requeset bitterness, but in the end they come through only imparting a strong herbal character.

Borderline thin on the feel.

as mentioned, an interesting take on the style, but given the price this is a once and done experience for this cat.

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4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle to a Cigar City Snifter.

Color: Deep amber with a khaki colored head.

Smell: Hops, Citrus (orange and grapefruit), coffee.

Taste: Just like the aroma. Amazing.

Mouthfeel: Great carbonation, medium coarse with a dry finish.

Overall: Awesome IPA character with some coffee added to it. Very cool concept. Love how the coffee is on the end and not overwhelming. Well played Mikkeller. Well played. Cheers.

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Photo of JayS2629
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with two finger white head that fades fast leaving ok lacing.

Aroma is full of hops. Orange and other citrus notes with underlying caramel and bready background. Coffee is barely detectable.

Coffee is very subtle and just lends to a bitter note complimenting a sweet malt middle. Grapefruit and orange zest dominates with an aspirin like aftertaste.

Medium body, nice balance, easy to drink. Overall an excellent IPA, but the coffee doesn't lend anything extraordinary to this.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Chris at Boo's who snagged quite a few hard to find brews this season.
appearance: Hazy honey amber. Fat creamy head.
smell: nice though fairly run if the mill ipa hops smell. A hint of coffee elevates.
taste: Much like the nose. Average ipa but the hint of coffee distinguishes.
overall: Not a stand out but applaud Mikkeller's innovation.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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2.6/5  rDev -31%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

750 ml bottle poured into my Stone tulip. Thanks to hoptualbrew for the hookup.

A: Murky deep orange color. A small white head quickly faded to nothing, no lace.

A: Sweet caramel malt, nice citrus notes, and bitter coffee.

T: Sweet and bitter. Almost too bitter, the hops and the coffee create a bitter bomb. They tried to balance the bitterness with the addition of caramel malt, but it was not succesful.

M: Medium to full body, over the top carbonation. Very tingely mouthfeel, not smooth.

O: Interesting, as are most Mikkeller brews, but IMO, not sucessful. Too bitter and too sweet for my taste. Glad I got to try, but will not seek again. Skal.

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of adman08
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy slightly copper colored gold with tons of fluffy slightly golden foam. Leaves nice lacing on the glass. Fades to a nice layer of foam on the surface of the beer.
S-Strong citurs hop aroma, slightly sweet.
T-Hops dominate with a slightly citurs flavor and some resiny/pine hop bite. There is a very nice malt balance to the hop flavor. I really don't taste coffee in this.
M-Slightly sweet with a fairly full body. Lots of carbonation. Finishes a little dry.
Overall, this is a good IPA, actually a very good IPA. It's very tasty with a great malt/hop balance. I'm not sure where the coffee comes in because I didn't smell or taste any.

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Koppi Coffee IPA from Mikkeller ApS
3.77 out of 5 based on 370 ratings.
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