fidelis83 (2206) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy dark amber to orange with a tall, frothy khaki head. Aroma is floral, pine and citrus hops along with a faint toast and light coffee. Flavor is Woody, earthy, floral, citrus, pine, and nutty, lightly floral coffee. Medium bodied, with a creamy entry, medium, sharp carbonation and off dry, confusingly bitter finish. While I am not entirely impressed with the IPA+Coffee combination, I feel like it is something that might have the potential to grow on me.
alex_leit (642) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl. Hazy amber light-brown color. Aroma: citrus, pine and fruits + coffee. Taste: good hop bitterness, light coffee and black currant, juicy, sour-sweet-bitter grapefruit and pine resin.
Martinus (3853) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber brown colour, white head. Aroma of coffee, sour hint, herbal hops. Coffee flavour, lots of coffee, malts. Finish coffee, light caramel.
(from 33cL bottle @ RBESG ’14 London Grand Tasting, Moncada tasting room)
Aniela (4139) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From my backlogg:
Bottle in London 2014. Hazy amber beer with an offwhite head. Hoppy grassy coffee aroma. Similar flavour with some Ashes and sourish notes.
beeratarian (169) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium amber with thin beige head. Aroma is coffee and some piney hops. Flavor is roasty coffee, medium
body with a little creaminess. Kind of weird for an IPA, finishes with some bitterness but is mostly a thin,light, coffee stout.
huineman (422) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 6, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice IPA, even though the coffee doesn’t really show up.
Pours cloudy orange with thick ivory head.
Aroma is orange blossom and other white flowers, alongside honey.
Creamy, full-bodied, with interesting metallic tinges and a persistent and sheer bitterness.
J_man (796) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Definite coffee/husky aroma along with fruity notes from a slightly hazy golden/amber body with a foamy and long lasting white head. Sweet, overripe fruit in the taste followed by a light coffee acridness and pungent, earthy hops. The flavor then mellows out a bit and becomes more tea-like. A bit of milk and bittersweet chocolate follow this. Everything then seems to fade except for a pithy,earthy bitterness that sticks to the tongue and keeps growing. I fear that I held on to this beer too long and it was probably much better and more interesting a few years ago when I purchased it.
MPA (866) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - FEB 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (BBf 08.12.12). Beautiful dark, reddish amber with a large beige head. Aroma of dates, figs, and raisins. Hints of cocoa and coffee too. Flavour is sweet and malty with notes of caramel, and dried fruits. Coffee is also present, though subtle and mixed in with finish leftovers of bitterness. Aftertaste is very much about the coffee. Even though this has gone beyond its best before date, this is still a very great beer. I just wish I had a previous rating lying somewhere, but my backlog is spread over a ton of notes lying around in boxes, and I’m not sure I’ve rated it before. Oh, well....someday maybe.
Ozckr (326) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
toast, spruce, citrus, golden, orange, hazy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, lively,
BrunoSanchez (188) - Fermo, ITALY - NOV 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
IPA dal colore ambrato con schiuma pannosa molto consistente. Al naso note resinose e torrefatto. In bocca bilanciata verso l’amarezza e corpo medio alto. Il sapore caramellato e resinoso finisce con tanto sapore di caffè e amarezza intensa. Si tratta di una strana birra ma fatta molto bene. Consigliata a chi cerca una IPA diversa!
AirForceHops (4680) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml Bottle shared by Eric S., thanks buddy! Color is a hazy gold with some spotty head retention. This brew started off with some promise. The coffee bean aroma is rich and intoxicating. Light traces of grassy hops.
The body is medium with a yeast element. Coffee and hops.... Um, doesn’t really mesh well together... Good coffee bean flavor but bitterness from hops throws it off. Tastes almost like the coffee bean turned bitter and sour. Although it most certainly hasn’t. Sorry this just doesn’t work at all for me and I love coffee brews, no thanks.