BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brand New Can -White chocolate and virgin coffee beans blended with truffles and citrus. Beautiful golden pour, nice full creamy body with a light coffee flavors lift off the tongue followed by citrus and pine, very refreshing and complex, earthy with acidic depth from the Ethiopian Bean. Reminds me of Boulevards Chocolate Ale yet hoppier. The perfect blend, they knocked it out of the park.
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can pours a slight hazy orange color with a bunch of sediment floating around and a thick foamy off white head that leaves good lacing. Smells of coffee beans, chocolate, citrus and pine. Tastes of all the same things in the smell. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with good carbonation and a dry finish. Wow what a great beer. The coffee and hops work nice together surprisingly. I think this might be better than the Dayman coffee ipa collaboration stone did last year.
Salmoniform (570) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JAN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from tallboy to glass. Clear, light straw hue with foamy white head that lasted nicely. Aroma is impressive with essences of coffee, citrus, honey, straw, melons, tangerine. Mouthfeel is refreshing with a medium light body and high carbonation. Taste is dry sweet initially with a nice hop bitterness following and a nice CO2 bite in the finish. Overall, I was greatly impressed with this brew! Very nicely done!
78samh (141) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz can poured a surprisingly light gold color with good fizz. Slight coffee aroma added to the great floral hops. The taste is unique and I wasnít expecting to like this as much as I do. The bitter coffee flavors marry very well with the hops. Balanced and refreshing. I could have this for breakfast. Awesome brew from a much respected brewery.
slowrunner77 (809) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
neepsntatties (1207) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Fort George Lovell Taproom. Colour...golden and slightly amber-like with a thin head. Nose...woof!!! Coffee, coffee, coffee! Palate...more coffee! Not much else but there are hop hints and bits of grain. If I tasted this blind Iíd think it must be a dark colour, just cause of all the coffee.
ACHops (675) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can @ KISS Cafe. Pours cloudy golden pale with medium white head. Lots of chunky suspended sediment. Aroma is big earthy fresh roasted coffee and light citrusy hops. Taste is sweet pale malt up front, quickly overwhelmed by huge fresh espresso bean flavor, then bitter juicy grapefruit hops on the back. Honestly not a flavor combo I would have picked but it does work surprisingly well together. More coffee here than in Stoneís version of this style, that was more IPA heavy.
Dogbrick (7998) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew is a clear dark golden color with a medium foamy off-white head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, coffee and malt. Light to medium body with flavors of citrusy hops, subtle roasted coffee and toasted malt. The finish is roasty with a coffee and hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
boFNjackson (4130) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ 15th Ave. Hophouse... Poured cloudy golden/amber with a moderate head. Espresso beans on the nose. Nice mouthfeel, carbonation was just right and sort of drying towards the finish. Tasted of cold pressed coffee with some resinous hop bitterness. As it warmed malt sweetness came in for balance.
BrewDad (4922) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden in color, clear with a thin head. Holy cow the flavor was off the hook awesome coffee flavors. This was a super IPA mixed with coffee. I am a fan.