Eructoblaster (2754) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 330ml. Cloudy caramel body with a huge off-white frothy head. Fresh malty/hoppy aroma with grainy and coffeeish hints. Alcohol is very well hidden. Its sharp hoppy taste carries malty, coffeeish, piney, and green pepper notes. Ends with a robust, dry, bitter/spicy finish. Interesting.
brokensail (9213) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange pour with an off-white head. Definitely some coffee aroma to this. Floral and citrus hops, a mild roast aroma, some sweet caramel, and spicy hops. Good malt sweetness to the flavor. Some caramel and toffee notes, fairly heavy coffee, and just a bit of roast. Nice floral, citrus, and spicy hops. Just a bit of bitterness on the finish.
NBird (250) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy, stormy, darker amber colour, coffee, chocolate, caramel and a floral hint in aroma. Smooth and full body, coffee and malty flavour, floral at front and smooth coffee finish. A favourite.
Travlr (9944) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange yellow color, large fluffy white head with fair retention and solid lacing. Aroma of orange, lemon, straw, subtle coffee. Taste is bittersweet coffee. Very tasty.
Gramoit (332) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Plenty of coffee on the nose. Coffee is very prominent, hoppy, plenty of bittering hops taste wise. Out of the few "Coffee IPAs" I have had, this beer had by far the most coffee aroma and flavour. Alcohol is also very well hidden.
gam (2915) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small to medium head murky brown pour weak carbonation aromas pine malt fruit earthy notes coffee has a strnge mix with the other aromas flavours apricot coffee a bit strange spoils the other good tastes good bitter sweet taste at the finish coffee somewhat a flop in taste ale better without it
toffeeslot (117) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Temperature is crucial here. I had this cold, and it wasn’t as good as room temperature. These ratings are for a bottle served at 10-12c
Lots of coffee aroma on opening. Pours a strange murky orange. Large head. Really strong taste of coffee, giving way to a strong hit of hops and alcohol. Lots of flavors going on - but they come together nicely.
Interesting beer. Not an everyday one, but certainly a "weekender".
jkwood04 (2949) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle in a snifter. Pours cloudy amber with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of coffee followed by a good amount of citrusy and floral hops plus a good amount of caramel malts. The flavor of the coffee and hops go better than expected, but more malts might help bridge the gap. Average texture. A pretty good beer.
soyorganic (276) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very quality. Funky aroma that reminds me of stale food -- not that that is a bad thing. Taste: nice taste of hops and coffee, hence the name of the beer. However, now that I have that smell of stale food, the taste is messing with me a little -- so I took some point of on that. I love the high carbonation, the lack of alcohol taste with its high content and the hops sticking around in the aftertaste. It has some malt-esque sweetness sticking around too. Overall nice beer, if I didn’t spend time analyzing the smell, I would have liked it more.
Imperial_Scout (297) - Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet, hoppy with slight coffee aroma. Cloudy, with minimal white head. Total shocker on this one. Didn’t really trust coffee + IPA, but this one was something else. In all reality, this beer fits more into a barley wine in my opinion. Medium body and texture with a slight bitter finish. Totally impressed with this, but again, drank more like a barley wine than an ipa.