mcberko (19812) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2013
22 oz. bottle, courtesy of julian (thanks man), pours a hazy orange amber with a small off-white head. Nose brings out loads of freshly roasted coffee beans, along with earthy citrus hops, and a hint of roasted malt. Flavour brings out wonderful freshly ground and roasted coffee beans atop relatively pungent earthy and citrus hops. The few coffee IPAs I’ve had before this have seen the hops be almost totally buried, whereas this one somehow beautifully marries the two drastically opposing flavour spectrums. Finishes on notes of coffee beans and mild piney hops. Amazing stuff. brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Orange/amber pour with a white head. Weird aroma. Mild coffee, some grassy hops, and pine. Sweet caramel, toasted bread, hints of citrus, and a touch of peach. There’s a weird sweetness to the flavor, kind of almost creamy. Coffee character is moderate. Some grass, a fair amount of pine, light herbal quality, citrus, and a hint of sweet fruit. I guess I’m alone in not really caring for this all that much. djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy gold with medium frothy off white head. The aroma is strong roasted coffee and tropical fruit. Medium mouth, nice roast, grass hop, light bitterness, really enjoyed this and hope they make again. Ratman197 (15616) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2013
Bomber poured a clear golden amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of coffee, grapefruit, bread, pine and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of coffee, bread, pine, grapefruit and light lemon zest with a smooth dry bitter lingering coffee finish. Pretty good beer, but to much coffee and not enough IPA. I had to really hunt for the hops. Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a clear bronze color with a medium sized foamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of sweet coffee notes with a spicy, herbal hop background. The taste is toasted malts, coffee, nutty notes, citrus and herbal hops. Medium bodied. Faint booze. Interesting but gets a little old after a time.
Dogbrick (14309) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Cask version at Winking Lizard’s 5th Annual Real Ale Fest (03/23/13): The beer pours a clear dark copper color with a medium off-white head that recedes quickly. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, coffee and hops. Medium body with flavors of citrusy hops, coffee and roast malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a resiny hops and coffee aftertaste. Pretty good all around. crossovert (14128) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
The smell is freaking amazing on this one. Such a rich coffee smell, caramel, and very nice supporting hops. The flavor is messier, the bitterness needs to be amped up and the coffee flavor needs better meshing with the bold hops. BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle @ home. Pours clear copper with a medium, bubbly and frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy coffee married nicely with earthy, minty, and pine hops, and biscuit malt. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, mild coffee, supporting sweet malt, clean fermentation with a dry and spicy finish. Medium body and carbonation. j12601 (13297) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 13, 2013
Bottle split with Mitch and Tom. Pours a clear amber with a thin to medium sized white head. Soft coffee and a touch of spicy pepper. Nice citrus as well. Medium bodied, sweet caramel and toffee, lots of very gentle coffee. Slow bitterness. Paired up really well with a brownie. slowrunner77 (13205) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
"I should just stop ever doubting Stone ever ever again. Those that think they’ve slipped have obviously not had the privelage of trying their limited releases, collabs and one offs. Every time another brewer seems to gain ground, Stone releases yet ANOTHER awesome beer. This is one. I’ve had Mikkeller coffee IPA and it was enjoyable, but not like this. Classed as an IPA despite it’s 8.7%, this drinks quite light and smooth for the abv. The aroma is dominated by coffee (think Surly Coffee Bender type coffee) with the lower IBU IPA rounding the aroma and flavor out with a subtle but refreshing blast of citrus. Coffee lovers should rejoice in this beer. It stood toe to toe with some big boys (Breakfast stout and Victory at Sea) as we transitioned from IPAs to darker coffee brews). Get it while it’s fresh if you can..."