Marduk (1654) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle. Hazy, hazelnut color. Off white head appears, partially fizzy, partially moldy. Good lacing. Moldy, coffee extract, dusty, hops in aroma. Coffee powder, fruity hops, dusty, papery flavor. Dry, sharp bitterness in aftertaste. Messy taste.
swoopjones (4890) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. amber, orange pour.minimal head, small consistent bubbles. Aroma is a battle of conflicting citrus hops & coffee. pretty strange combo. Strangeness continues into the flavor. Coffee vs citrusy hops. Underlying fruitiness. Coffee is overpowering upfront, hops start battling mid palate. The strange/unique flavor makes you forget its 11%. Worth trying
bhensonb (9817) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours very hazy dark orange with a creamy fizzy beige head. Aroma has lots of coffee. Med body. Flavors of light pitted fruit with coffee. Strong flavors, but comes across quite mellow. Refreshing even.
marcus (5605) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours orange copper with a rich beige head and a coffee and citrus aroma. There is a nice fruity and coffee flavor with a warm alcohol finish. It all goes together real well.
DrSilverworm (3994) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle. Best by on the cap appears to read 8/3/14. Airy tan head that quickly fades. Bubbles on the side of the glass. Little dots of lace. Totally hazy amber color. This is my first Coffee IPA, so I don’t know how they’re typically done, but this has an impressively big coffee aroma. Some earthy hops. Light bitter, light alcohol bite. Smooth lighter carbonation, but something is holding it back from being drinkable. Maybe it’s the spicy note, or the intense coffee flavor, or the exceedingly dry texture. Anyway, the brew does get noticeably smoother after it’s had a chance to sit for a while. Herbal, floral hop profile. Some orange. Very interesting brew. Even when they’re not entirely fantastic, creative brews like this always hold my attention
rxeight (785) - Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a very translucent brown orange. not even cloudy, looks more like a jar candle than liquid. Aroma has a very earthy malt with a bit of citrius. Taste has a slight hoppy IPA with a bit sour and burnt stale coffee. Not a big fan or this one.
alexsdad06 (3806) - Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy orange brown amber color with a small off white head. The aroma is roasted coffee that is leaning toward being burnt, some earthy hops and a slightly out of place sweetness. The flavor is a bit strange; early sweetness and citrus, before being overtaken by the roasted/burnt coffee and earthy hops. This one was interesting, but not something I would seek out and drink regularly.
Trev (1769) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky brownish dirty dishwater colour with a huge foamy yellowish beige head.
aroma is Espresso and citrusy hop. Caramel and pine as well. Somewhat medicinal tinge to the nose.
Body is smooth and not to sticky which is impressive considering the alc.
Light carbonation. Flavours blend nicely, bright citrusy fruit alongside lightly bitter chocolate/espresso roastiness. Like the aroma, the citrus transitions to more of a pine towards the end.
17thfloor (2412) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow. I thought I would surely hate this. Especially since it’s an IPA that I kind of left sitting in my fridge for a couple months, however, maybe that helped it? Nice somewhat sweet, lightly caramel like, roasted coffee aroma, light metallic, like a caramel coffee turtle treat. Flavor follows, very pleasant, rich, flavors all work together, having a hard time believing this, the hops play wonderfully with the coffee, bit piney, faint citrus, I can’t believe this, it’s really freaking tasty! Citrus & roast, like a reverse black IPA. Not something I want to drink all the time but very very nicely done.
Gription79 (1897) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Very interesting, slight tartness/acidity. Hint of chocolate, citrus, pine. Slight hint of coffee. Surprisingly well balanced and drinkable.