Java The Hop - Fort George Brewery + Public House
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3.08/5 rDev -21.8%
16oz can at 41 F poured into a pint glass. Date on the bottom is 01/16/14.
Pours cloudy golden with chunks of dark sediment on the bottom. Small head, not much carbonation. Lots of floaters through the beer. Smell is spicy, lemony, maybe some hint of coffee. Something else is clearly in there...maybe akin to ginger, but I can't quite place it.
Taste is similar to the smell. Coffee is a little more recognizable, less of a ginger character, although it's still noticeable. Clearly some piney hops.
Mouthfeel is a nice medium texture and body. Overall, it's an OK beer. Mostly just odd.
05-24-2014 21:38:45 | More by snaotheus
3.4/5 rDev -13.7%
Poured from 16oz tall can into a pint glass.
Appearance: medium orange hue with a light haze and a strong effervescence. Head is a thin finger of frothy ivory foam. Additionally, the body has lots of floaties in it, which are slightly un-appetizing. Still, not bad.
Smell: bright, citrusy hops combine with a bitter coffee aroma to smell like -- well, it smells like a chili beer. I can't say as I love it, but points for the effort, eh?
Taste: what a weird flavor synthesis: grapefruit + coffee = chili peppers without the heat. What? It's actually not bad, and the flavor works a little bit better than the aroma. Still, weird.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a strong carbonation and a nice creaminess. Dig it.
Overall: it's seriously a non-spicy pepper beer. I don't understand what my taste buds are doing with this one. For me, it's not a *bad* beer, but not one I'd like to revisit.
04-08-2014 20:44:25 | More by flagmantho
3.45/5 rDev -12.4%
16oz can purchased at the Rocket Market on Spokane’s South Hill for…some money. According to the date stamped on the bottom of the can this was canned on “01/16/14.” There’s quite a lot of information on the can, which includes a description of the beer (“a collaboration between Coava Coffee Roasters and Fort George….a beer made with “single origin” hops and coffee) and the artist responsible for the artwork displayed on the can (one Stephanie Sobierski), and cautions the consumer that they can “expect sediment at bottom of can,” and that the beer should be drunk “fresh. Do not refrigerate.”
Sediment did indeed make an appearance when I poured it into a large Sam Adams Boston Lager glass. The beer was a hazy straw color that took on a more orangey hue when held up to light. Big, creamy off-white head that left some “beer negligée” style lace.
The aroma is of tropical fruit-like hop scent. No coffee aroma at all.
Tastes mostly like an IPA made with hops that lend a tropical fruit-like tartness and sweetness. As the beer warms a bitter, vaguely coffeeish flavor can be tasted way, way in the background but I had expected that the coffee flavor one would expect in a beer called Java the Hop and explicitly declared to have been made with coffee would be more noteworthy and interesting.
Oily, resiny mouthfeel, with a body that is a tad watery.
I went into this beer with no idea what it would taste like, but I was intrigued by the notion of a coffee beer that wasn’t a stout or porter. I was a little bummed out that it tasted like a fruity IPA. It’s perfectly drinkable, however – just not terribly interesting when all’s said and done.
04-06-2014 22:40:14 | More by woemad
3.89/5 rDev -1.3%
large creamy off white head ( about 1 inch). Got a quick whiff of medium roasted coffee then the floral and citric hops take over.After a while the coffee comes back and i find it goes surprisingly well with the hops! Taste is very strange the coffee being much stronger than in the aroma..medium to dark roast..tasty and the hops take a back seat. Really nice palate smooth and medium to heavy body. Great after taste of coffee. I really like this i had no idea that coffee could mix with an IPA but it works for me.
03-15-2014 03:04:50 | More by Reidrover
Java The Hop from Fort George Brewery + Public House
88 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.