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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   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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3.7
oobawa (1856) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 16, 2018
Highly drinkable coffee IPA, striking a nice balance between java and hop, citric and juicy but with a healthy dose of coffee acidity and roasted bean to balance out the two sides. Grapefruit, lemon, mandarin oranges, and hints of earthy dank sit atop mild biscuity malts and a fresh coffee grounds. Finishes with a bit of pine, a bit of espresso, and a clingy, bread-tinged citric fade. Pours a dark orange-gold with a massive, frothy white head and endless lacing. Nose gives off mild citric hops and a little biscuit, not much java. Textures is perfect, though, creamy and medium-bodied, oily and oh-so-easy to quaff. Wouldn't mind seeing either the IPA or coffee elements turned up a little bit, but still a pretty nice pint.

2.7
Ernest (7887) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2018
Bottle (Dec 15, 2017 bottling). Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is medium to dark amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (grapefruit), with strong notes of coffee and spent coffee grounds. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, coffee-ish. Medium body, creamy/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. I knew I wasn't going to like this unless the coffee was very mild, but it isn't...the aroma is almost entirely coffee, and almost no hops. Very coffee-ish aftertaste. It might have been better if the hops and coffee had magically integrated well (which doesn't seem likely), but for me the coffee just clobbers everything else here. This is a spice/herb/veg beer IMHO, not an IPA, regardless of whatever the base beer is.

3.7
shigadeyo (3818) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2018
1/13/2018: Citrus and caramel with just a hint of freshly ground coffee; hazy orange color with a frothy off-white head, detailed lacing; citrusy and slightly sweet like tangerine, roasty in the middle with more coffee coming through in the finish and as it warms, very citrusy overall, floral, well-balanced, cedar/dry finish, the hop bitterness complements the coffee quite nicely; medium body, smooth, nice mouthfeel; very good overall for a coffee IPA and coffee beer in general since it doesn't drink like old over-brewed cold coffee... it's more fresh and citrusy, balanced, flavorful, unique... I like it a lot!

3.9
puboflyons (3529) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 11, 2018
From a 12 fl. oz. bottle that was packaged 12/19/17. Pours Orange-amber with a white foamy head that leaves lacing. I thought it might look darker. The aroma is fascinating with a mellow coffee character and a clean but low hop profile. The body is medium. Maybe I have not had enough craft beer but this was my first ever coffee IPA. So in the flavor the coffee takes center stage but underneath it there is this clean, grassy fruity character. Interesting to say the least.

3.6
PugUglyBrewer (840) - - JAN 11, 2018
Slightly hazy copper color with a dense head of creamy off-white foam. There is some smooth cold brew coffee up front and in the finish that is quite good and balanced with the IPA requirements at first, but overall seems a bit watered down. The hop bill is done well with a carefully crafted bitter citrus and pine characters that compliments the finer qualities of the coffee.

3.6
mjg74 (3199) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 10, 2018
Bottle from Walmart. Clear medium amber in color. Bright floral hop nose with a nice whiff of coffee. Good sweet fruity hop character up front. Good coffee flavor as well. The combo of the hops and coffee bring out a nice tangerine flavor. Tasty.

3.1
Aurelius (5651) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2018
Clear, pale gold with a little tannish tinge. Tall, stiff, sand colored head. Squat Sierra 12oz'er, bad label. Hoppy, slightly candied aroma with impressions of cocoa powder. Twagy, weird, dilute tasting. Loses carbonation, body is a little light. I wasn't impressed. Thanks to PorterPounder for sharing his mixpack.

3.6
PorterPounder (8356) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2018
Tallahassee, Fl, Publix - Centerville Rd - 12 oz bottle. Sparkling medium golden pour, tight snow white head with decent lacing. Aroma has some biscotti accents, a touch of freshly ground coffee. Solid coffee flavor, some nutty accents, just a hint of citrus fruitiness in the back end, a whisper of chocolate and vanilla in the back end. Decently thick mouthfeel.

3.8
j12601 (13297) - 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 (13203) - 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.


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