BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Brand New Can -White chocolate and virgin coffee beans blended with truffles and citrus. Beautiful golden pour, nice full creamy body with a light coffee flavors lift off the tongue followed by citrus and pine, very refreshing and complex, earthy with acidic depth from the Ethiopian Bean. Reminds me of Boulevards Chocolate Ale yet hoppier. The perfect blend, they knocked it out of the park. trujahwarrior (510) - Monroe, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2014
16oz can pours a slight hazy orange color with a bunch of sediment floating around and a thick foamy off white head that leaves good lacing. Smells of coffee beans, chocolate, citrus and pine. Tastes of all the same things in the smell. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with good carbonation and a dry finish. Wow what a great beer. The coffee and hops work nice together surprisingly. I think this might be better than the Dayman coffee ipa collaboration stone did last year. fcjack1 (272) - Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Can from 99 bottles. Pours a hazy golden color. Thin white head. Scent is all coffee. Some hops. Taste’s like coffee! Hops follow. It’s a weird combo but it totally works. Good beer. Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Poured from tallboy to glass. Clear, light straw hue with foamy white head that lasted nicely. Aroma is impressive with essences of coffee, citrus, honey, straw, melons, tangerine. Mouthfeel is refreshing with a medium light body and high carbonation. Taste is dry sweet initially with a nice hop bitterness following and a nice CO2 bite in the finish. Overall, I was greatly impressed with this brew! Very nicely done! 78samh (287) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2014
22 oz can poured a surprisingly light gold color with good fizz. Slight coffee aroma added to the great floral hops. The taste is unique and I wasn’t expecting to like this as much as I do. The bitter coffee flavors marry very well with the hops. Balanced and refreshing. I could have this for breakfast. Awesome brew from a much respected brewery.
slowrunner77 (12040) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Would have been a wish lister if I hadn’t just added it. FtG is solid, and this newish beer sounded really cool. Found a single at John’s Market. Aroma instantly hits the nose. Big nose of 80% coffee (so nice) and 20% hops. Hazy golden ale. Hard to tell if this is fresh and the hops are supposed to take a back seat, or if it’s sat. No date. Either way, pretty damn good beer. Sessionable yet contemplative (love that kinda beer)...wonderful roasted coffee flavor as well with an underpining of cirus and earthy hops. If this were slightly more balanced it would have scored even higher Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Can. Pours hazy orange with thick white head. Aroma is strong coffee, citrus hops, roasty, vanilla. Taste is strong coffee, bitter finish, medium-bodied, smooth for being such a hoppy/ coffee style beer. Overall, really good. Theydon_Bois (19490) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Keg at Fat Heads, PDX, 09/11/14.
Lightly hazed golden orange with a decent off white covering.
Nose is big coffee grinds, citric peel, bitter orange, light smoke, melon, hops.
Taste comprises coffee beans, coffee cake, hop presence, light citric notes, orange pith, backdoor grapefruit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Solid stuff, top draw coffee IPA, this works for me! neepsntatties (1988) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2013
On tap at Fort George Lovell Taproom. Colour...golden and slightly amber-like with a thin head. Nose...woof!!! Coffee, coffee, coffee! Palate...more coffee! Not much else but there are hop hints and bits of grain. If I tasted this blind I’d think it must be a dark colour, just cause of all the coffee. ACHops (1584) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Can @ KISS Cafe. Pours cloudy golden pale with medium white head. Lots of chunky suspended sediment. Aroma is big earthy fresh roasted coffee and light citrusy hops. Taste is sweet pale malt up front, quickly overwhelmed by huge fresh espresso bean flavor, then bitter juicy grapefruit hops on the back. Honestly not a flavor combo I would have picked but it does work surprisingly well together. More coffee here than in Stone’s version of this style, that was more IPA heavy.