fidelis83 (2092) - 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.
J_man (760) - 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 (853) - 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 (308) - 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 (160) - 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 (3931) - 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.
radiomgb (2446) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy copper-amber, large long lasting off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is of hops, herbal, tea, some roast, caramel. Flavour has the coffee coming through, herbal and some spice, hoppy. Herbal mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation.
Finishes long with coffee and hops.
Weird stuff, not much coffee in the aroma but a fair amount in the flavour. Alright.
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice copper pout with a cream colored head. Nose of smooth coffee and citrus hops. Good balance n the flavor between malt sweetness, hop bitterness and very mellow coffee influence.
mR_fr0g (4515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting 09/08/2014. Hazed orange / cara,e; coloured pour with a small halo white head. Aroma is coffee beans, veg pepper, mineral, maybe some spicy piney hop but it is pretty faint. Flavour is smooth caramel, coffee bean, piney hop. Palate is medium carbonation, quite sweet malty backbone. OK.
monk191 (1201) - California, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very interesting beer, haven't had anything like it before. Pours a bright cloudy orange with a thick tan head. Smells of coffee and hops. Taste is very creamy, with the hops and coffee balancing well together. Bitter finish, but more coffee bitter then California IPA bitter. Weird and good. Had on tap at the Trappist.
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"murky amber orange pour, off white head. colder, the aroma is more sweet malts and hops and very little coffee. First sip is bitter up frint, especially grapefruit. Ample malts, and a long lasting bittersweet coffee finish that would end up being my favorite thing about this beer. More balanced aroma as it warms, though i started cool (not cold). REALLY cool when the coffee and hops come out in equal measure. It doesn’t hurt that this would be a decent IPA apart from the coffee either. The only bad part? A bit steep..."