el_guapo (28) - California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like it, but the coffee flavor overpowers everything else. The tangy, citrus hop flavor is an afterthought behind the flavor of the morning beverage. Not bad, but definitely made with the coffee enthusiast in mind.
bb (6719) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head, Grapefruit and coffee aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor with light coffee. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and pine linger with light malt and light coffee. Much less coffee impact than the other version.
Danielcrozier (22) - Vacaville, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good aroma. 1/2" head. The coffee is a bit to overpowering. I would have liked to see the coffee being used in a porter or any stronger beer. Overall a good beer though.
Fatehunter (1100) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks amazing. A finger and half of head on a hazy, medium straw colored body.
The aroma is lots of roasted coffee beans and a touch of grain behind it. Lots of coffee.
The taste is okay. Not bad, a little coffee with some maltiness. The coffee adds the bitter.
The texture is great though. Super soft with low to moderate carbonation. Impressive.
Not a beer to pass up.
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle with Dodgrblu. Aroma and flavor of roasted, earthy Kenyan coffee. If it wasn’t carbonated, I would’ve sworn it was Peets. Crazy beer doppelgänger here. Fair beer overall.
Dodgrblu (563) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle from Taylor's Market; smells and tastes like iced coffee. Good; looks like beer doesn't taste like it though.
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marcus (6022) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Corti Bros., Sacramento. Pours orange amber with an attractive beige head and a coffee aroma. There is a coffee and caramel malt flavor with a smooth hoppy finish Quite tasty.
bhensonb (10360) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Corti Bros. Pours dark, hazy orange amber with a slight beige head. Aroma is distinctly coffee. Med body. Flavor is quite coffee. It’s a bit different, but it works pretty well. Finishing bitter, but I can’t put a hop to it.
tjacks (1) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Recommended by the bartender. Strong coffee smell, but overall not too heavy. Never had a coffee ale before, but it’s quite good. Glad to have a change from hops hops hops hops.
xstamper13 (1) - Lincoln, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Seriously, one of the absolute best beers that I have ever tasted! I love coffee infused stouts and porters but to have an ALE brewed with coffee was completely new.