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Java The Hop - Fort George Brewery + Public House

Java The HopJava The Hop

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BA SCORE
88
very good

39 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 13.42%


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

Single origin hops + single origin beans = Java the Hop

(Beer added by: ShaneDD on 01-17-2014)
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Reviews by Hoptometrist:
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Hoptometrist

Oregon

4.73/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from the can into a pint glass.

A- Poured a semi-hazy orange color with a bright white fluffy head that left glass coating lace.

S- Big roasted coffee and malt; big caramel, vanilla, and cream; bright citrusy hop character. Very complex and unique aroma reminiscent of coffee drizzled with caramel and whipped cream.

T- Big roasted coffee, roasted malt, caramel, vanilla, cream, and bright citrusy hop character. Pretty high bitterness on the finish.

M- Very dry, prickly carbonation, very smooth, medium body, and a little refreshing for a coffee beer.

O- Fort George is becoming one of my favorite crafters of IPAs. Their last three collaboration IPAs have been outstanding. Always very flavorful, unique twists on the style, and never skimping on the hop bitterness.

Serving type: can

02-07-2014 03:17:04 | More by Hoptometrist
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godisfake666

Oregon

5/5  rDev +26.6%

04-24-2014 00:05:21 | More by godisfake666
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flagmantho

Washington

3.4/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

04-08-2014 20:44:25 | More by flagmantho
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woemad

Washington

3.45/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

04-06-2014 22:40:14 | More by woemad
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Java The Hop from Fort George Brewery + Public House
88 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.