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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
We have been using coffee in beer for years. What began with Bomb! eventually made an appearance in Okie and Noir. Roast and chocolate and dark flavors dominated these beers. They were what most people would expect from a coffee beer. While loving these beers we also knew we could do a lot more with coffee. We knew there was an array of flavors in coffee and beer that would be great together. We wanted to take a different approach. Prison Rodeo is that approach to coffee and beer. We started with a beer (maybe it was an IPA) full of juicy and citrus hops. It was about as far as we could get from a stout. We needed a coffee to stand up to and compliment the hops. We needed a coffee that was just as fruity and refreshing. Our friends at Spaceship Earth Coffee sourced multiple samples for us to pick from. After cupping numerous coffees this natural-process Ethiopia Sidamo Guji really stood out. We could tell the coffee was going to add another dimension to the beer. We were careful to add just enough coffee to amplify but not dominate the beer. In the glass the beer is full of those bright, delicate fruit aromas before fading into a slight but noticeable roast aroma.

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alteregoo (1917) - Kalisz, POLAND - MAR 20, 2018
Piana obfita, drobna, trwała. Barwa złota, opalizująca. W aromacie nowofalowe chmiele w postaci dojrzałych owoców tropikalnych i cytrusów oraz świeżo palona kawa. W smaku półsłodkie, chmielowo kawowe, przy czym dominują jednak słodkie owoce typu papaja, liczi, melon, do tego rodzynki, ciemny cukier i kawa. Goryczka średnia, pikantno żywiczna, średnie do niskiego wysycenie, lekko rozgrzewające alko, może odrobina miodu z utlenienia.
Ogólnie bardzo fajna kompozycja, fajnie się to pije, skojarzenia z solidnie nachmielonym DIPA pitym tuż po słodkiej kawie ;)

anders37 (28172) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2018
Draft @ Himmeriget, Copenhagen. Pours a hazy golden pale orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy coffee aroma. Fruity malty spicy coffee flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty spicy coffee finish.

varanid99 (1443) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2018
Light amber, slightly hazy pour with a decent white head. Malty, light tropical aromas, didn't get any coffee. Taste was malty, caramel, citrus and pine, a tiny bit of coffee (was expecting that to be a lot bigger). Overall pretty good

karpik (1584) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAR 10, 2018
Coffee, citrus, herbs, some honey in nose. Pours amber with white head. Taste is medium dry to medium sweet with coffee, malts, citrus, tropical fruits and honey. Medium to high bitter finish, average carbonation, well hidden ABV. Overall good one.

commonmac (1404) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2018
12oz bottle purchased in Duluth and consumed with commonshawn as part of Vegas planning. Attractive looking beer with a rich golden orange color and off white head. No real hint of coffee initially on the nose. Aroma like a sweet tropical IPA. Taste is kind of perplexing. It's like a sudden hit of coffee characteristics that you were led to believe wasn't going to materialize based on the aroma. Sweet tropical fruit comes through before finishing with toasted nutty flavors. Not exactly a coffee forward flavor profile. Hard to describe in general and hard to decide if I actually like it. Probably worth lasso-ing yourself one to draw your own conclusions.

commonshawn (1366) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2018 12 oz bottle with commonmac. Pours hazy orange with medium white head that dies quickly but leaves nice lacing. No coffee nose hardly at all. Taste is sweet and soft, vanilla, roasty nuttiness, general roastiness. Super interesting contrast of those elements with a dank fruity hoppiness. Don't think I've had anything like this before. Still not tasting much coffee. Alcohol well hidden. Sticky and drying. This is very unique and kinda works. If you can stay on this wild bull for eight seconds, you earn the rest of the beer.

ads135 (5287) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 3, 2018
I was a big fan of this beer. Aggressive coffee beer that isn’t a stout and isn’t unbalanced. Piney, lots of coffee and a little lingering sweetness. Medium bodied and very well conceived.

ComradeK (1281) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2018 355ml bottle. Pours a hazy deep gold, with a large off-white head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. Green coffee, resin hops and a little toasty malt make up the aroma. Orange zest and resin hops up lead through green coffee into caramel malt in the mid-palate. The finish is coffee-dominated, with a brewed coffee aftertaste. Interesting to see coffee in a pale ale rather than a stout. Works fairly well though.

kajser27 (2189) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 1, 2018
Unclear, golden-yellow colored, medium white frothy head, good lasting. Aroma is of malt, biscuit, some fruit, coffee, bit bready. Taste is medium sweet malt, biscuit, bit bready, lots of coffee and coffee bean, some citrus hops, medium bitterness, light alcohol. Medium+ bodied, soft carbonation, oily. Ladyfingers soaked in coffee with some hops pretty much... (bottle, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte)

rami_pl (5198) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 23, 2018
Rami Rami is drinking a Prison Rodeo by Prairie Artisan Ales at Chmielarnia Multitap 3.6+? Fajnie nieprzegiete inulozone poacEnie chmielow, kawy i calkiem wyraznych slodowych, zbozowych klimatow. Bez dominacji czegos. Naaaajs

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