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Java The Hop - Fort George Brewery + Public House

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89
very good

71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4
pDev: 13%
Wants: 10
Gots: 3 | 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:
"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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4.73/5  rDev +18.3%
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.

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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.

3.25/3.75/4/3.5/3.75

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4.2/5  rDev +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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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.

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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
89 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.