MrChopin (3258) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
murky tangerine, puffy white head drops to oily top. Stronger than pinhead, lightly ashy through finish, herbal orange notes amidst bouquet and stinging hop acids. No distinguishable roasts, coffee absent aside from late finish profile and texture. Controlled and soft but straightforward, underwhelming and sweet while missing elements.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Coffee IPAs generally aren’t my thing, but this was a good example of a tasty version. Aroma is nicely hop forward with just a hint of coffee in the back. Flavor is hop forward as well wit ha subtle nutty bitterness coming from the coffee beans. Drinkable and nice. Good balance.
jredmond (5300) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler courtesy of Vinny. Pour a rich, hazed golden body with thick white lacing. Aroma is fresh citrus hop with a strong herbal character. Mouthfeel is medium to almost creamy with flavors of citrus and grassy hops, herbal character and a nice fruity coffee finish. Strange, but definitely grew on me.
auerbrau (3166) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Eloquent and pungent American hop aroma, a bit catty and cleanly tropical. Dry and finishing with a pithy, early caramelization of something very floral. Reminscent of Arabian oud or maybe the middle stages of roasting an Ethiopian coffee, with those intensely fruity and almost booze like high notes. Reminds me of bark or earthy roots freshly dug from the ground. The coffee contribution is beautifully understated and really adds to the composition of the bitterness and flavor. I’ve been a fan of coffee’d pale beers for quite some time and this is another in the line of success in that vein. Nice stuff.
callmemickey (2689) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy straw-yellow body, medium to thin off-whire head, spotty lacing. Lemon, bubble gum, grapefruit, pine and a significant roast coffee character including some bittersweet chocolate, blueberry, and earth. Nose is very pleasant, the flavor, however, gets a bit jumbled for my liking. Not sure the malt base stands up to the coffee enough for my liking. Medium to full bodied, gentle carbonation, earthy/roasted finish is a bit abrasive when juxtaposed with the bright citric bitterness.
PhillyCraft (3184) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap, pours hazy golden with small to medium white head and minimal lace. Aromas of tropical hops, lemons, mango and coffee grind. Taste is heavy citrus dank ness for the first 60% then the subtle cocoa and blueberry notes come in from the coffee. Medium body, dusty chocolate finish. This was my winner for the day, and the best coffee IPA I have tried to date.
digrod (57) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at Brewery. Hazy gold color. Faint citrus grassy nose. Initial taste of fresh ground Kenyan or Guatemalan coffee followed by tangerine and lemon. Very tasty indeed.
Ernesto987 (3687) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
on draft at brewery, i liked this one, you would expect coffee to be a dark beer, this one is as light as as a pale ale. Tons of coffee flavors, and hops. Pretty cool.
TheEpeeist (3328) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Tired Hands. Cloudy orange with a creamy white head. Nose is orange, pine, grapefruit pith and light roast. Medium body, juicy then dry. Taste is melon, honey, juniper and spearmint. The coffee adds a vegetal, earthy touch that blends seamlessly into the base IPA.
ReggieDunlap (3052) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a thick and creamy white head...nice lacing and retention. Aroma has fresh pine and citrus notes. Flavor has notes of dark chocolate and earthiness coupled with pine and citrus rind...mild coffee very late...odd combo of flavors that works in a really cool way. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is dry and rindy/mild coffee.