skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013 bpreo (3011) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An India Pale Ale made with coffee. A great companion to Oakshire’s Espresso Stout.
Draft. Pours a clear yellow hay color, slight orange, not a lot of head. Smells of grass and hop, with a nice medium coffee blended in. Flavors are Earthy dirt and bittered hops blended together lightly, yet soundly. Medium carbonation. Zest towards the finish, of lemon. Yum! Starting to enjoy this coffee IPA sharing of bitterness experimentations! TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2012
22 oz bottle from MVW. Thanks, Hawkeye Homeboy. Pours a richer glowing orange hue, deep amber orange with firm haziness. Lively carbonation with a frothy whitish head atop, rings to a small level, laces ok. Richer deep orange sunset glows throughout. Aromas are an odd blend of florals and citrus, grapefruit and lemon mix with some firm roasty and coffee elements. Fresh roast, grounds, and bready malts. Grassy and floral hops mix well. Growing orange and grapefruit, roasty earthy coffee. Initial is ligter end of medium bodied, offering a firm bitter hopping. Florals, grass, grapefruit and lemon rind. Firm medium bitterness, a touch resiny, with grapefruit. As it settles, some more roasty blends of coffee, grounds, and gentle espresso earthy roast. Some bready malts, biscuits, firm fruity hops with grapefruit and lemon, dry florals and hops give some chase into the backend. A bit more mellow, some lingering hops, bitter and roasty coffee linger on the palate on the finish, working better and a fun synergy between them as I get into. Some good PNW hops meet coffee, smaller malt bill that gets covered up by some richer hop and coffee additions. Would have liked to try a little fresher, but it’s pretty solid overall despite that. Nice. nimbleprop (8927) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Sampled at GABF. Pours a clear orange with some creamy white head. Big coffee nose. The nose really takes you by surprise compared to the color. Nose is also a little nutty, earthy, some light pine. Flavor is crazy, lemon, orange, coffee pressed coffee, nuts. Big, coffee, dry finish. Color takes you by surprise. Close your eyes and you’d swear you’re drinking a coffee brown ale. daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2012
GABF pour. Brown colored body with a light tan tinted head. Aroma of coffee and dark malts and hops. An interesting experiment and one that I appreciate. They amount of coffee blends well with the hops and provides quite a taste. Very cool.
colinize (316) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Can’t say I’ve ever had an IPA like this. Who woulda thought the two flavors (IPA + coffee) would work. Great coffee aroma. Tastes kind of like boozy iced coffee. So good. BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Oregon Brewers Festival 2012
Coffee Double IPA - Dark brown in color, hazy with a thin head. Very tasty dark coffee flavor. Nice Hops flavor and finish. This brew was super. Great flavors. Coffee and hops mix was excellent.