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Fort George Java the Hop
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Brewed with Ethiopian Morde Coffee


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1860) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2014
16 oz can bought from ’Lifesource" in Salem OR. $2.59 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%


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (2633) - 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 (6211) - 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 (831) - 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. There’s 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 – 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 didn’t come through in my description, this one doesn’t really work for me. Coffee doesn’t come through in any positive way, so the result is just a sort of odd IPA that feels muddy and a little off. I’ve so enjoyed other coffee IPAs, though, that I’ll check out the next batch of this if this gets brewed again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx76 (603) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2014
On draught at imperial Star Wars beerfest - pours clear golden with medium thick white head. Nose of aromatic coffee and grain. Taste is of intense coffee followed by grain and hop finish. Coffee actually overpowering the hop though still nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx77 (1258) - Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2014
On draught at Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom for May the Fourth Be With You event. Deceptive clear golden color. Aroma is espresso beans, earth, and tart citrus. Taste is very strong cold brewed coffee, chocolate covered espresso beans, herbs, soil, and tart citrus. The coffee is strong, almost over-bittering the hops. Very interesting beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7661) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmonster (966) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Can served in a tulip. This version says 6.5% abv. Pours hazy gold with a medium sized head. I’m surprised about this one as I was expecting a more classic IPA. Looks like one, but keep in mind... Java=Coffee. The dark coffee roast smacks you in the face and dominates the brew. Well made, interesting, and highly drinkable. The hops come on late and aid in the extremely dry, moderately bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (654) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2014
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 Stone’s version of this style, that was more IPA heavy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
78samh (124) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2014
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 wasn’t 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.


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