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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Coffee IPA.
The scribes at North Carolina based All About Beer Magazine enlisted Counter Culture Coffee to help them unite the two tasty liquids their names bear. The resulting coffee infused IPA pairs tropical fruit inclined hops with Ethiopian coffee, able to mimic the citrus and floral notes common in IPA.

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3.8
j12601 (12973) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Pouring at EBF 2015. Pours golden with a thin white head. Faint coffee, grain. Medium bodied, sweet grain and sweet coffee. Chewy grain on a long finish.

4.1
slowrunner77 (12455) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 25, 2015
looks like I like this best in the early goings. slightly more coffee forward than ipa, with a great nose and smooth feel and flavor. like drinking your breakfast ... coffee and grapefruity citrusy hops. Liked the combo a lot.

3.7
jtclockwork (16856) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2015
Draft EBF. Pours orange gold - nose/taste of coffee, citrus, caramel malt and florals - medium body.

3.7
WillRunForBeer (2702) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Sample at EBF. Pours orange gold with a white head. Aroma is citrus, mild coffee. Flavor follows. Neat. A grapefruit hop ipa with earthy balance from a hint of coffee.

3.8
woodychevy (874) - - OCT 7, 2014
At tasting at Counter Culture in Asheville. Really good. Kudos to Sierra Nevada for thinking outside the box and doing a coffee beer with lighter malts. Allows citrus notes in Ethiopian Coffee to really come through and shine- interesting how coffee nots and citrusy hops really complement each other. Pours lightish for an IPA. Decent white head. Coffee, malt, citrusy hops, pine all come through. Really drinkable. Wish they would bottle it.

3.6
dinkle50 (1523) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Golden pour with a huge head. Some lace. Aroma of coffee. Slightly acidic. Sweet taste full of coffee and nuts. Still getting some acidity. Hints of flowery hop notes.

3.4
cubs (10675) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2014
On tap @ Tap and Handle Foco during another massive Sierra Nevada tap takeover. Pours a bit hazy golden yellow appearance with a thin white head. Some hazelnut and chocolate in the nose with pretty heavy coffee and maybe a touch of fruit. Clean body and nice mouth feel. Flavor is packed with hazelnut, roasted coffee. Some earthiness. Lots of roast in the after taste. Moderate bitterness and sweetness. As advertised.

3.8
snoworsummer (5911) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Draft at Max’s. Pours ckrqr.bright amber gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like straight up coffee beans, espresso, cinnamon, light pepper, dry spice. Light body and medium carbonation. Smells like coffee beans, espresso, dry pepper and cocoa.

3.7
sonnycheeba (6214) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear golden amber with creamy white head. Aroma is heavy coffee, toasted malts, faint caramel, and faint apple. Flavor is coffee, toasted malts, light citrus esters, and light floral bitterness; dry, coffee finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.4
BeerandBlues2 (13642) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear orange with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy earthy coffee, light biscuit malt, pear esters, citrus and pine hops. Flavor is coffee, crisp malt, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.


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