kaser (6408) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2016 joromiller (22) - Holt, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Back log. Enjoyed at a tasting with some local beer buddies 2 weeks ago. Very strange to have your palate attacked by both hops AND coffee. My mouth was confused the entire time that I consumed this beer. It was fun to try, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to drink it again.
Coffee, cigaretttes and some fruit. Complex. Very dark orange draft pour at hopcat. Not bad. This style stumps me Christpuncher (3214) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Meh. Some coffe. Not much IPA. Lacking flavor. Had at Welles street beer fest dwyerpg (6432) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 3, 2016
I’m not a coffee guy so this is a pretty high score from me. Looks like a normal Ipa. The flavor definitely has some coffee but is also hoppy so it’s well-named. A strange beer, but would work for coffee fans I suppose, in small amounts, but I’d rather have one of their standard IPAs. corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Pours a hazy, dark golden orange color with tangerine hues and a half finger, white foam head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind. djd07 (15649) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Intersting aroma with nice coffee/gourmet roast, sweet malt and very subtle citrus hop notes. Lightly roasted coffee been character along with caramel sweetness, toffee and hazelnut. Coffee and malt overpower the hops in the nose but there’s a bit of grapefruit and citrus rind.
On the fuller end of medium body with more of a hop presence than expected. Still plenty of gourmet roast flavor with hazelnut, toffee, caramel and subtle lactose. Still, it’s dry, resinous and bitter with pine needle and grassy hop flavor. Faint tropical presence but the coffee dominates. Decently balanced and easy to drink but could use more citrus/tropical flavor. A lot of these collaborations have been pretty shitty in my opinion but this one is pretty good.
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.
slowrunner77 (12972) - 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..." Oldmanriver (59) - Freiburg, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2014
Coffee hops, sweet malt aroma, the hops and coffee complement each other quite well. Great mouthfeel, starts off like a typical stone IPA meets immediately with sweet bready malt and finishes with a great coffee flavor.
Not at all what I was expecting. Wish I had another bottle or 12. It doesn't taste like coffee. Just the aroma and finishing taste. Not acidic.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone hopscotch (11305) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle... Clear amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The coffee component of the aroma is subtle, but nice, and works quite well with this beer’s hop bill. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and busy carbonation. The flavor is an enjoyable, roasty blend of coffee and hops. They meld nicely and fade slowly in the finish. Great balance - not overly bitter. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler! mabel (9874) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
[5259-20130426] Tap. Spiced coffee grains aroma. Clear, bright orange red body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter malty hops flavour has a long coffee roast finish. Medium-full body. Aptly named, nice balance of hops and coffee but the roastiness throws it in a third direction. (7/4/8/4/16) 3.9 Crompt (124) - York, South Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2014
(@ Three Penny, Montpelier, VT)
This beer blew my mind! I love a good IPA and coffee stouts are right in my wheel house but it never fathomed a coffee IPA that would actually taste good. I will search the rest of my life to find another!