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Sleep Over Coffee IIPA | To Øl

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3.91/5
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123 Ratings
Sleep Over Coffee IIPASleep Over Coffee IIPA
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
123
pDev:
15.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
16
Trade:
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Photo of drpimento
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Marriage of coffee and double IPA? They did it! Not wholey convinced it's a good thing, but if anybody had a chance to do it right, this is it. Poured at a good temperature with a mammoth, foamy, frothy, light tan head that settles down and lots of lace. Color is a cloudy/hazy amber. Aroma is hop, malt, coffee. Flavor's much like nose with bitter & sweet on top, balanced with some carbonic tang and coffee showing up much more. Body is full and carbonation good, but some clashes between extreme bitterness and tang. Finish is like flavor, long, and boozy. Interesting, but one is enough.

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Photo of MSandahl23
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of AgentMunky
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
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 aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of buschbeer
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 FL OZ bottle
Served in a tulip glass

This beer pours hazy and a deep amber color. It is topped with several inches of creamy, tan head that clings to the side of the glass.

The coffee aroma hits my nose first misleading me into thinking of a stout. Then the citrus pops up with some orange and grapefruit.

The first taste is of coffee. Then, much like the smell, the citrus comes into play. However, the more I drink, the more the coffee flavor asserts itself on my tastebuds leaving a lingering coffee aftertaste.

It is full and creamy not unlike a stout.

This is an interesting beer. The balance of the coffee and citrus flavors agrees favorably with my palate. I am enjoying this beer. The next logical step is a bourbon barrel coffee IPA.

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Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of beergoot
3.37/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

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Photo of st9647v3
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of Lovely85
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of JoeMans
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of calcnerd
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ncelauro
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Hopstout
2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

Photo of Moose90
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.7oz bottle into snifter

A – Dark rich amber, toffee colored creamy head, sticky beautiful lacing.

S – Muted, dark and rich malty notes, some coffee is hiding in here, but very subdued.

T – Sweet dark coffee, bitter hops, light malt sweetness.

M – Medium body, long lingering finish, proper carbonation.

O – One of the best coffee beers I've ever had. Excellently balanced.

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Photo of bostonryan
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of aussiebeer
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy amber-brown with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Sweet caramel malts, grapefruit, citrus, and pine hops, roasted coffee, brown sugar, and some booze.

T - Sweet caramel malts, grapefruit, citrus, and pine hops, some resiny bitterness, roasted coffee, brown sugar, and some booze.

M - Medium-plus bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a bitter, sweet, warming finish.

D - Nice balance, could have had a bit more punch.

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Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThickNStout
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
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. 

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Photo of BcOneSeven
3.37/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.91/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of Nat1975
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of kaelingirl
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of jayhunter357
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Sleep Over Coffee IIPA from To Øl
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 123 ratings
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