dnstone (2349) - 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 (3482) - 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 (8462) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 (2889) - 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 (1141) - 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 (4088) - 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.
Tide (2087) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Fate Brewing. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with coffee, hops, citrus, mango and roasted malts. Bitter finish with hops, coffee abd citrus. Very nice speciality brew, although overly dominated by coffee aroma.
Salmoniform (1199) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from tap to glass. Clear straw hue with white head. Aroma is coffee, citrus, pine, straw, honey. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium light body and good carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness with a nice bitter astringent finish. Overall this is a great brew with fantastic coffee flavor.
jcos (1664) - Maryland, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Savor 2014 - Aroma really up front with coffee, nice amount of bitterness. I could use something like this more often.
pras (522) - Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Savor. Never had anything like this before. The nose was hops and coffee. The flavor was much the same, everything in perfect balance. Very enjoyable.