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Olde Hickory Wake Up Bitter Samís Coffee IPA

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Wake Up Bitter Coffee IPA is dedicated to all of you hop heads that just canít wait until this afternoon to get your hop on. This awakening blend of West Coast hops and Sky Mountain Coffee Roasterís Guatemalan SHB Huehuetenango meet the criteria needed to turn your morning frown upside down! The coffeeís mild orange and coco notes made it the perfect pairing for an IPA. So pop the top and enjoy a beer that truly represents what we do in the great state of North Carolina!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is light coffee and and bready malt dominate. Flavor is light medium malt, light coffee, light resiny hop bitter finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. ok but had been lost in my celler for a year. YIKES

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
supershea (19) - Bella Vista, Arkansas, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Shared a bottle. Looks can be deceiving, out of the bottle it looks to be a pleasurable experience. The aroma had chili peppers with a faint hint of dark roast coffee. The body was hot, like biting into a chili pepper. Bitter all the way to the end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (2298) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle at a tasting at Butler's place. Pours a clear golden yellow with one finger of white head. Aroma is green pepper earthy chilies. Flavor is green pepper slight orange rind. Not really coffee at all. Curious beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Light amber pour with a good head. Pine, mild coffee, dirt or earthy aroma. Coffee, citrus hops, peanut, bitterness, pine taste. Great beer

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamJackson (3323) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Light yellow, tiny level of head that fades fast. Nose has a very light coffee faint nose with a lot of bitterness..some tropical fruit. faded coffee with a lot of acidity, some old shoe, mango and kiwi are present. finish is rough.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1897) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle..Pour is golden with a wjote head..Nose is coffee, Spice, hop, citrus...Taste is coffee spice, hop, light, bitterness..

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enwiebe (191) - - AUG 25, 2014
8/25/14. Bomber from Sam's. Pours copper orange with a nice head and lacing. Good citrusy nose w a hint of coffee. Mouth is quite bitter with coffee and hop notes mixing together. Good example of a coffee IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimsRatings (421) - - AUG 11, 2014
On tap at Flying Saucer (Raleigh) Pours a nice amber with a touch of white head. Primary aroma of coffee, but not the strong coffee of a coffee stout. Taste is an odd/unique combo of coffee and hops. I can see why some reviewers noted other failed coffee IPAs, but that this one works. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4972) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Nice slightly hazy tan coloured body with some hints of blonde and gold and a nice, two centimetre tall just off-white head. Aroma of pungent hops, strong coffee essence and a bit of malt noticeable. Medium-bodied; Strong coffee flavour with a lot of bitterness up front from that and the plentiful hops as well, all coupled with a fairly balanced malt backbone and hints of grass and herbs hit on the back. Aftertaste shows the two primary flavours well with coffee coming out slightly ahead of the hops, but a little maltiness is around along with some alcohol notes which are strong near the finish. Overall, a decent coffee-based IPA with a lot of flavour and a surprisingly balanced and nuanced finish. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased earlier in the day from Total Wine in Raleigh, North Carolina (Crossroads) on 02-August-2014 sampled at my brother-in-lawís house here in Raleigh on 02-August-2014.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5379) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2014
I like IPAs, and I like coffee beer, but most coffee IPAs Iíve had donít really live up to the potential. This, on the other hand, is pretty darn good. Nice citrusy hops mixed with rich coffee flavors. Really tasty!


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