Nickls (2168) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Hazy orange. Lots of coffee in the aroma with some pine and earthy hops. Flavor has a very pleasant coffee inclusion that’s not overpowering, with slight roast/toast, some slight fruity sweet and berry like hops. Medium slick body. Odd but enjoyable.
snoworsummer (4041) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours opaque gold with a fizzy white head and decent lacing. Tastes like burnt coffee, burnt toast, grapefruit hops, and charred wood. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like roasted coffee, burnt toast, grapefruit hops, and charred wood.
coachd (438) - Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious aroma of iced coffee and a hint of oak. The coffee flavor cuts right through the hops, the fact that it's an ipa leaves a light aftertaste, making it different from a coffee stout. It looks completely different than it tastes. Like an optical illusion for your tastebuds. For me, unique is not always good when it comes to beer, but fate is killing it on this one.
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radagast83 (6341) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Somewhere between a 2 and 4oz bottle, I think, pour at SAVOR 2015’s Saturday night session. Poured a pale golden color with a very small white head. Aroma was notes of light roast, some hay. Light herbal notes. Some bitter chocolate, light coffee roast. Bitter finish. Delicious.
dnstone (2437) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange-golden color with white head. Light pine hop and coffee ground aroma. Light IPA hop flavors with a dry coffee ground bitterness...I feel the flavors don’t blend too well in this one.
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at the brewery during 2014 GABF: I’ve only had a few coffee IPAs before, but this one blew all the others away. I never thought coffee and hops could go together so well. It had a coffee-ice-cream nose with insanely good aromas of coffee, flowers and herbs. Meanwhile, a wholesome malt backbone complemented perfectly, along with a balanced hop bitterness. The beer seemed to get better and better with every sip. Incredible beer, and it was one of the highlights of the week.
arminjewell (9169) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap, hazy dark orange-red pour with slightly off white head, aroma brought green coffee bean, espresso, some orange and grapefruit into a bit of earthy, herbal hops, some nice caramel as well. Taste is a mix of nice orange, pine, herbal and spicy hops going right into nice coffee, slight cocoa, hints of espresso, touch of caramel, finishing bitter, slightly roasted. Nice balance.
drjay44 (3165) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a thin off white head, with minimal lacing, over a clear amber (SRM 12) body.....nose is coffee, light toffee/caramel, mild herbal hops, balance to the coffee....taste is coffee, light toffee/caramel, slight sweetness. finishing with a moderate coffee/hop bitterness....mouth feel, medium body, minimal alcohol, low carbonation, light acid. This is an utterly coffee, dominated, pleasant beer. It is quite simple in both aroma and flavor and as such is a bit too uni-dimensional. BJCP 7/3/13/4/7
tia (1476) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Golden with dissipating head. Definitely smells like coffee, plus a buttery vanilla aroma. Tastes both like coffee, then bitter. A little harsh in the carbonation.
RobertDale (4752) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Comes a darker gold with a small white head. Aroma of coffee and a bit of citrus. Taste is coffee, citrus, malt, pine, and vanilla. Interesting.