fidelis83 (2270) - 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.
alexsdad06 (9140) - Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster from notes. Pours a hazy amber brown color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, sticky citrus, earthy hops, coffee is very mild on the nose but stronger in the flavor, some floral notes as well. I am still trying to decide how I feel about coffee IPAs, but this seems fairly well done.
Rask0lnikov (786) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Dark amber colour. Thin white head. Coffee, hints of fruits in the aroma. Hints of coffee beans, Hints of citrusses. Strong coffee taste in the end. Hints of cocoanibs and coffee in the aftertaste. Rather medium bodied, medium carbonated, quite interesting beer. I like the strong coffee taste, but it takes a bit from the essence of IPA. Otherwise quite drinkable.
martjoobolut (3188) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap (as Mikkeller Koppi IPA, 7.2% ABV, picture in the Estonian alko reg says its hopped with Tomahawk, so I assume this is the right version, despite the ABV difference). Pours dark amber brown. Aroma is coffee and hops. Flavor is sweet, coffee, hops, some fruits. Finish has more coffee. Overall: good coffee ipa.
Slubgob (310) - West Hartford, USA - MAY 1, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffee and ipa aren’t a combo I’d think of. It’s not as bad as I expected, but still not really doing it for me. Nose of coffee roast, don’t get any hops. In the mouth it comes off as more of an ipa, with dirty or vegetative undertones. Almost like an ale blended work per. Finishes with more roast.
markextrae (3994) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample from bottle, new batch i believe, poured a darker amber colour with a slight off head. nose is sweet malts, citrus, coffee (weird), bitter grapefruit, zest, slight tart, veggies. bitter coffee aftertaste. don’t think it works very well together.
tdtm82 (1700) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Ketts Tavern, Norwich, 26/3/2016.
Lots of caramel, some borderline barley wine notes because this is a bit old and UK distributors suck. Nice bold Ethiopian coffee. Clean brewing from De Proef. Drinkable stuff. Nice beer!
alex_leit (2541) - 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 (4538) - 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 (4207) - 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 (219) - 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.