Sleep Over Coffee IIPA | To Øl

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
To Øl
Denmark
to-ol.dk

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A collaboration with Mikkeller. Brewed and bottled at De Proef.

Added by PeterIngemi on 04-14-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
123
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
16.54%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
16
For Trade:
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Photo of shamrock1343
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance brown cloudy with a little head. No lacing.

Smell you can smell the hops and the coffee.

Taste Some hops in the beginning with coffee in the middle with a citrus hop finish.

mouthfeel very stingy on the tongue. It is a little gritty.

This is a great beer. I think it is better than 120 or double trouble.

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Photo of PeterIngemi
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a new colab between tø ol/ mikkeller poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a duvel glass.

A- pours a murky brownish amber with three fingers of a large bubbled, fluffy off white head, the head fdissapates nicley leaving a heavy amount of beautiful lacing.

S- nice citrusy hop notes over a earthy roasted coffe backbone... Deffinatley some tropical fruit aromas poking through here, pinnepple and light grapefruit. A bit of light pine in there as well mingling with the light coffe notes... A very nice smelling brew.

T- is a lot like the nose... It seems like the hops are deffinatley up front here bringing a very nice blend of tropical fruit and pine with the coffe stepping in on the finish... To blend beautifully with the hops... It is not overly present but clearly there. Lightly roasted, giving an almost nuttyness on the finish with an ever slow slight hint of chocolate.... I really love the way all the flavors work together in this beer, it is very well rounded.

M- medium bodied with low carbonation... I'd say this brew has an almost creamy mouth feel... With a bit of a bitter finish of blended hops and coffe, very nicley rounded... Citrus peel, coffe and pine all rolled into one on the finish....

O - a very awesome brew!!!! Very well balanced, very drinkable considering the abv.... It remind me of the mikkeller koppi ipa, except even better, and I really enjoyed that beer... I would highly recommend picking this up if you have the chance.

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Photo of jbmalta
4.28/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Cobratrooper
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of In_Control_Mike
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of mverity
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is a nice orangey-deep tan body with full cream colored head that smells great and has decent retention. Aroma is of floral hoppiness and light sweet coffee, I also get some caramel type sweetness. The taste hides the 10.5% extremely well. I had to look at the bottle again to check the ABV. Again with the caramel/coffee sweetness alongside the great malt balance, and great earthy/floral hop character. Mouthfeel is creamier than most IPAs and it doesn't dance on the tongue like IPAs do. I was worried about this beer being out of date, and I almost cellared this for a year to push it towards a coffee barley wine. The bottle top had a date of 8-2-14, which is over a year away, so I doubt that's a best by date. Anywho, my first Mikkeller offering and I wasn't disappointed. Not a stellar as the Dayman coffee IPA, but still extremely enjoyable. I look forward to coffee IPAs being a standard.

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Photo of aasher
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a medium bodied, very cloudy, dark dirty orange n color with a one finger, very soapy beige head. It's not the best looking beer in the world. Luckily the nose is as promised. There is plenty of coffee bean, sweet malt, citrusy hops, soap, and mild hop bitterness. I really dig it. The flavors are both complex and interesting. There is the coffee up front but still plenty of citrusy hop character and a moderately sweet malt backbone. There is a decent amount of sugar in this DIPA. The coffee hides it pretty well though and makes the alcohol content unnoticeable. I really appreciate the coffee being the primary aspect of the after taste. It drinks full in body for a DIPA with residual sugar but doesn't really drink like most of the style. It's kind of chewy. Overall this was a really nice beer. I didn't know what to expect from this Mikkeller/To Ol collaboration but it really impressed me. Tis beer is definitely worth a try.

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Photo of jpro
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap at Mikkeller and Friends in Copenhagen. Served in a 20c Mikkeller glass...

A: Light amber; cream head; impressive lace.

S: Coffee bean; hints of grapefruit rind and pine; big (raw) coffee aroma, though.

T: Piney hops initially... quickly followed by deep coffee flavor - wow, it's pretty huge; maybe a touch of smoked malt, too.

M: Full-bodied; moderate carbonation; a touch viscous on the palate.

O: A doozy of a brew... Imperial IPA + Coffee + 10.5% = maybe a bit too much, but still interesting and glad I tried it!

*from notes 3-31-13

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

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Photo of barflybastard
4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of busternuggz
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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Sleep Over Coffee IIPA from To Øl
3.81 out of 5 based on 123 ratings.
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