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Review of Mikkeller Koppi Tomahawk x Guji Natural Coffee IPA

24 Jun
Hello everyone.  For today’s craft beer review I’m going to be trying the Mikkeller Koppi Tomahawk x Guji Natural Coffee IPA produced by the Mikkeller Brewery located in Kobenhavn, Denmark.

I have just recently started to experiment with Mikkeller products and when I saw this one I just knew I had to give it a go.

Unfortunately, mikkeller.dk, doesn’t have any kind of commercial description regarding this brew.  Therefore, we are just gonna have to decipher for ourselves what this beer is all about. 

Let’s jump right in, shall we?

This brew comes in a 25.4 oz. bottle and it has an ABV of 6.9%.

It poured a cloudy, amber to real deep orange color with a huge, soapy, frothy, rocky, off white head.  The retention time was incredible.  It hung around forever.  After it finally did settle a bit it left some thick, clingy lacing on the sides of the tulip glass.  It looked rather nice I must say.  I almost didn’t want to drink it because it looked so good.  Almost.

The nose brought forth hints of piny and earthy hops.  Some sweet caramel malt along with light dollops of pineapple.  I also discovered a “leafy” smell too.  I didn’t really find much coffee though.  Maybe just a touch underneath the hops, but it was very difficult for me to call out.

Within the taste, the earthy and piny flavored hops were once again accounted for.  I was able to detect quite a bit more of the coffee in the flavor as well.  Mostly at the back end.  It also developed some very pleasing breadiness that I didn’t find in the aroma.  A touch of the caramel sweetness was observed again and more of the fruity citrus was exposed.  The bitterness was of medium strength and very well suited to this beer in my opinion.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied.  Dry, smooth and only the tiniest bit sticky.  The carbonation was good and plenty of flavor was left behind on the palate for me to enjoy between sips.

Well.  I thought this was a pretty good beer for sure.  It’s also rather unique.  It has a real mish/mash of flavors and characteristics, but they all somehow come together nicely to create a very congruent and enjoyable taste.  The drinkability was acceptable and the ABV wasn’t so high as to not allow for full consumption of the entire 750 mL bottle.  If you guys are looking for a change from the norm in regards to your typical IPA, I’d say give the Mikkeller Koppi Tomahawk x Guji Natural Coffee IPA a try.  I think you may enjoy it.  I know I did.

Thanks for reading everyone.  Don’t be afraid to leave a comment if you wish.

Until next time.  Cheers.

Score:  3.9 out of 5
Grade:  B+   

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