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Java The Hop - Fort George Brewery + Public House

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Java The HopJava The Hop

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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 10
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fort George Brewery + Public House visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ShaneDD on 01-17-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

"This limited edition winter seasonal is a collaboration between Coava Coffee Roasters and Fort George"

Single origin hops + single origin beans = Java the Hop
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Ratings: 78 | Reviews: 14
Reviews by Hoptimus-Prime:
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pint can served cold into a tulip glass.

Java the Hop looks just like an IPA. Slightly hazy pale yellow-orange color with thick white head. The head settles fairly quickly and leaves some lacing.

Aroma is a mix of IPA and coffee with the latter being the more dominant of the two.

Flavor is much the same with the balance and body being like that of an IPA but the coffee flavor still dominates.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. The balance is definately towards the bitter.

Overall an interesting beer but I wish the coffee was more subdued.

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75


Picked up tonight at the COOP for $3ish per pounder can... At the other bottle shops for a little bigger price. Poured into my FunkFest goblet... short-lived 1 finger white head leaves only spotty lacing... The brew is orange with a weird yeasty colloidal suspension that isn't really off-putting, just odd.... Guess I should pour more carefully and leave a little brew in the can.

Nose is all about the coffee... mildly sweet and not burnt.

Flavor is again a coffee bean bomb that blows out most hop aspects and leaves behind a stripped down pithy citrus bitterness... light pale maltiness helps bind everything together... Lingering hop bitterness appears on the finish and is accentuated by a mildly astringent coffee bitterness.

Light/medium body with okay carbonation... very drinkable... I really enjoyed this one.


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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Chuckanut pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy medium golden amber with a fine one finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma was very hop forward after the pour, but after sitting a few minutes has a more balanced aroma of neutral sweet malt, citrus hops and fresh coffee. Flavor is also well balanced lightly caramel malt, floral citrus hops and a quite nice quality coffee flavor. Medium bodied with light creaminess, nice. I'm impressed with this ale; I have found that I like coffee flavored stouts and porters but that the coffee often overwhelms the flavor in many lighter styles. This is exceptionally well integrated and the flavors all play well and compliment each other. Possibly my favorite coffee ale to date, tasty. Good job Fort George. Glad I picked this up despite reservations about the style. I will buying this again.

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16oz : SN IPA Glass
canned on 01-14-14

Pours a lightly hazy golden with a foamy white head.

Wonderful blend of fresh, lightly roasted coffee beans and a faint floral, citrus hop character.

The taste follows the same profile with lovely earthy, lightly roasty coffee bean notes predominately, highlighted by a floral, citrusy, lightly bitter backing.

Medium body, foamy carbonation, lightly hop-oily mouthfeel.

An incredibly well done beer. The coffee is a delicate, well done profile. The hops come through just a bit more in the flavor than the aroma. I really hope this Coffee IPA style takes off because the couple examples I have had of it have been wonderful.

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Java The Hop from Fort George Brewery + Public House
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