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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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88
very good

54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 8
Gots: 2 | 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 snaotheus:
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snaotheus

Washington

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
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chossboss

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

02-27-2014 03:10:45 | More by chossboss
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jason_nwx

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-16-2014 05:39:17 | More by jason_nwx
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

06-03-2014 17:37:59 | More by GrizDave
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03-16-2014 05:33:41 | More by Boozecamel
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n2185

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -23.9%

03-14-2014 20:48:09 | More by n2185
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EgadBananas

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

04-06-2014 16:39:34 | More by EgadBananas
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Hopmodium

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

01-31-2014 04:26:17 | More by Hopmodium
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.2/5  rDev +6.6%

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.

01-29-2014 20:11:25 | More by LiquidAmber
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Bearman13

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-10-2014 04:32:15 | More by Bearman13
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

02-01-2014 22:20:00 | More by HeadyTheElder
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Reidrover

Oregon

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
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BESTIALEX

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

03-13-2014 23:54:06 | More by BESTIALEX
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Hoptimus-Prime

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

05-08-2014 04:06:01 | More by Hoptimus-Prime
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-09-2014 22:42:54 | More by ygtbsm94
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CaptainQ

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

02-08-2014 17:38:30 | More by CaptainQ
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vkv822

Oregon

4.31/5  rDev +9.4%

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.

01-26-2014 08:32:10 | More by vkv822
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-05-2014 17:26:38 | More by Kurmaraja
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BeerNW

Washington

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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chippo33

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

07-17-2014 02:04:42 | More by chippo33
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

01-26-2014 07:00:21 | More by johnnyboy76
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Hoptometrist

Ohio

4.73/5  rDev +20.1%

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.

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

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

03-01-2014 05:04:50 | More by cherche
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flagmantho

Washington

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.

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sendbeer

Georgia

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Java The Hop from Fort George Brewery + Public House
88 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.