Reid (1986) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz can bought from íLifesource" in Salem OR.
Pours a slightly hazy orange with a large creamy off white head ( about 1 inch).
Got a quick whiff of medium roasted coffee then the floral and citric hops take over.After a while the coffee comes back and i find it goes surprisingly well with the hops!
Taste is very strange the coffee being much stronger than in the aroma..medium to dark roast..tasty and the hops take a back seat.
Really nice palate smooth and medium to heavy body.
Great after taste of coffee.
I really like this i had no idea that coffee could mix with an IPA but it works for me.
and the alc says 6.5%
lightbias (210) - USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A new tulip in my beer glass collection signifies a need to pour a new beer! Why the heck not?! A crack of the top allows a strong coffee aroma to burst forward and as much as I would like to think that the hops in this IPA are going to be coming soon, they were really overpowered by the java. The dark-honey colored beer is crowned with a fat, pillowy head that stayed on for a bit before finally relinquishing the surface of the beer to the outside air. The lacing is consistent on the glass and a fine sediment is suspended above the bottom.
The first sip is coffee, laced with coffee, a bitter back but not uncomfortably so, however, each swallow drys my tongue making the bitterness more pronounced with each draw. This is really just very ordinary a taste, and the sharpness of the brew at the back of my tongue and some grassiness in the flavor is the only real indication of the hops. The underlying earthiness is a nice foundation, but when it comes right down to it, itís not enough for me. I feel as though I should take a long break before my next brew because the coffee is so very big here and I donít know that Iíll be able to find my way through it to the next set of flavors.
Fort George has always won my rave reviews, but in this case, Iím not buying it. I may try it again, if I can guarantee the #freshness, but I have no indication here of a good íenjoy byí date. On a side note AND a flipside, if this was coffee, I would be drinking the hell out of it!
Mora2000 (5857) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
JohnGalt1 (648) - , Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Theydon_Bois (10521) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
Homer321 (2361) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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
Danyel (1194) - Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
fcjack1 (189) - Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
slowrunner77 (6278) - 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
BuckeyeBoy (2925) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.