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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Brewed with Ethiopian Morde Coffee


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Can from 5000. Yellow pour with a white head. The aroma has some coffee notes with some orange citrus and pine notes thrown in. The flavor is more of the same. I get some bitter coffee notes as well as some chocolate, orange and pine. The hops really dominate but you can definitely get some coffee in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (593) - , Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Picked up tonight at the COOP for $3ish per pounder can... At the other bottle shops for a little bigger price. Poured into my FunkFest goblet... short-lived 1 finger white head leaves only spotty lacing... The brew is orange with a weird yeasty colloidal suspension that isnít really off-putting, just odd.... Guess I should pour more carefully and leave a little brew in the can. Nose is all about the coffee... mildly sweet and not burnt. Flavor is again a coffee bean bomb that blows out most hop aspects and leaves behind a stripped down pithy citrus bitterness... light pale maltiness helps bind everything together... Lingering hop bitterness appears on the finish and is accentuated by a mildly astringent coffee bitterness. Light/medium body with okay carbonation... very drinkable... I really enjoyed this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9948) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Keg at Fat Heads, PDX, 09/11/14. Lightly hazed golden orange with a decent off white covering. Nose is big coffee grinds, citric peel, bitter orange, light smoke, melon, hops. Taste comprises coffee beans, coffee cake, hop presence, light citric notes, orange pith, backdoor grapefruit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Solid stuff, top draw coffee IPA, this works for me!

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Homer321 (2141) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Nose is slightly offensive, burnt, and acidic. Taste is all coffee and very burnt and sharp. Not pleasant. No real hop presence. Masked my bad coffee

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (1075) - Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Can. Pours hazy orange with thick white head. Aroma is strong coffee, citrus hops, roasty, vanilla. Taste is strong coffee, bitter finish, medium-bodied, smooth for being such a hoppy/ coffee style beer. Overall, really good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fcjack1 (179) - Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Can from 99 bottles. Pours a hazy golden color. Thin white head. Scent is all coffee. Some hops. Tasteís like coffee! Hops follow. Itís a weird combo but it totally works. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Would have been a wish lister if I hadnít just added it. FtG is solid, and this newish beer sounded really cool. Found a single at Johnís Market. Aroma instantly hits the nose. Big nose of 80% coffee (so nice) and 20% hops. Hazy golden ale. Hard to tell if this is fresh and the hops are supposed to take a back seat, or if itís sat. No date. Either way, pretty damn good beer. Sessionable yet contemplative (love that kinda beer)...wonderful roasted coffee flavor as well with an underpining of cirus and earthy hops. If this were slightly more balanced it would have scored even higher

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (2876) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 16, 2014
On tap at bier thirty. Pours out a crisp golden topped with a long lasting white head. Nose is holy coffee spicy jalapeno and a nice hop kick. Taste is as the nose with lots of coffee and spice. A little bitterness on the end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Can: † Coffee aroma, soft hop, a bit soil like. † Fairly good balance on the tongue, hoppy, a bit more citrusy but still a touch of soil, with a coffee background. † Body and mouthfeel are moderate. † Wished the hoppiness were a tad sweeter to counteract the coffee. † Decent otherwise.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Prufrockstar (1145) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2014
16 oz can. Pours clear light amber / dark gold, with a sudsy, barely whisked egg white head. Aroma: caramel; earth; a little bit herbal. Not a huge coffee aroma. Thereís a coffee-cola thing going on, and the earthiness (combined with some roastiness) is reminiscent of a slightly burnt, crusty whole grain bread just out of the oven. Reminds me of the last loaf of bread I made, actually. No real coffee to speak of, even in the taste. Medium body, a little thick and almost syrupy; light carbonation Ė it feels thick, sluggish, and heavy on the tongue. Lightly sweet, lasting bitter finish with a little bit of nondescript spiciness (think: cayenne and curry powder mixed with dirt and alcohol). Overall: In case it didnít come through in my description, this one doesnít really work for me. Coffee doesnít come through in any positive way, so the result is just a sort of odd IPA that feels muddy and a little off. Iíve so enjoyed other coffee IPAs, though, that Iíll check out the next batch of this if this gets brewed again.


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