bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Muy buena la combinación entre los lúpulos afrutados el guji y el cafe,Me gusta el gusto a cafe después del trago,Beber fresca.
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil. Poured a rich amber. Nose is hops and rich malts. I’m not feeling the coffee. What I get is the malt yeast base that I love so much from this brewer. Nicely hopped with some serious west coast hops. Strong bitter finish.
larsga (6446) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big pale tan head. Clear reddish amber body. (WTF? I read coffee IPA as "black IPA," but apparently not.) Deep resiny tropical fruit aroma with wooden spicy coffee notes. Dry-sweet mango and coffee taste with resiny tropical fruit notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry coffee and tropical fruit aftertaste with minkly dusty resiny notes. Interesting. My mind has real difficulties reconciling these two flavours, but the combination actually works just fine, somehow. (0.33l bottle, Salling, Århus.)
stravale (2370) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ The Anderson, Fortrose
Appearance - Amber, hazy, big rocky off white head, good lacing.
Aroma - Lots of orange, grapefruit citrus hops and a little coffee.
Taste - Orange, grapefruit citrus hops, some resin / pine notes, marmalade. Espresso roast coffee comes through afterwards from the background, good taste, not strong, does not overpower the hops and sits harmoniously well next to the citrus hops, making the beer well-balanced, for two so different flavours.
Palate - Moderate carbonation, just right for the beer. Hoppy, tingeling mouthfeel with a gentle coffee finish.
Overall - Crazy combination that works because the coffee is gentle and not over done. Good job, Mikkeller!
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first experience with a coffee IPA was a few years back when I had 90M randle’d through coffee. That was gross as was this.
walleye (1072) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle. Poured a nice amber orange with a big off white head with a lots of lacing. aroma, nice mild hops, grapefruit, alcohol some sourness, spruce. flavor, had a hard time finding the coffee in this, the hops and alcohol and some malt and chocolate. not to bad
sloth (2582) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium sized tan head with fair retention and an ok lace. A bit hazy amber color. Nose is different, citrusy notes with light spent coffee grains and some mild malt notes. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, mildly resinous. Neat flavors of grapefruit, coffee, light roast and a hint chocolatey with some caramel maltiness too. Finish is dry, roasty hoppy. Interesting brew. Bottle from statelineliquors.
skoisirius (1818) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bier Stein in Eugene, OR. Pours a darker golden with a hint of orange. Not a huge aroma on this guy. Mild malt, mild hop, and an ever slight hint at light coffee. Flavor is fairly...simple. Not sure if I was having wild expectations or not, but it comes off as a really well balanced single IPA with undertones of roast, cocoa, and butter somehow. All the while very smooth, low carbonation, and that’s about that. Really good, but was hoping to taste the coffee a bit more I guess.
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2012 Pours a nice dark golden colour with a big brownish head aroma is strong coffee and a light spice of hops. The taste is smooth roast coffee and little caramel that goes together very good
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2012 On keg at the Brewdog Bar, Edinburgh for their IPA Wars. The beer was a light golden brown colour with a thin beige head. Coffee aroma with some sweetness, malt and honey at the back. Tastes quite sweet with coffee, fruity hops, pine and peach flavours. Lingering coffee. Too sweet for me (6,3,6,3 14). In a bottle at Heriot Watt. Pours a golden brown colour with a lovely aroma of coffee, pine, caramel and honey. Similar flavours. Much prefer to the keg version.