Cold Brew IPA | Rogue Ales

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Cold Brew IPACold Brew IPA
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3.97/5
Very Good
305 Ratings
Cold Brew IPACold Brew IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Rogue Cold Brew IPA is a hoppy IPA blended with 200 gallons of Stumptown Coffee Roasters’ famous Cold Brew Coffee in every batch. Brewed to awaken your senses, Cold Brew IPA opens with a huge hit of coffee aroma that is balanced by a not-so-subtle hop punch.

Added by NickThePyro on 04-08-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,900
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
305
pDev:
9.32%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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11
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Ratings: 305 |  Reviews: 83
Photo of NightINgale
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of monkist
4.59/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I have read a lot about this IPA and have been waiting long to finally try it out. Although I had concerns about an IPA being brewed with coffee, the comments made me forget my doubts.
The IPA surprised me twice. Once when openingvthe bottle it splashed right out and made me lose about 50-70ml of this liquid gold... looking and smelling AWESOME - and like an IPA, nothing like coffee (yet.)
Then came the next surprise, its taste: I expected more coffee after having had coffee- or espresso stouts but this could be further away from that sort of coffeeness! This is a full-on IPA, bigtime! You smell it, drink it and it's US hops all over - and you're looking and waiting for the coffee... and then it comes. Then you realize the underlying bitterness is enhanced by raw and fresh - in my mind it is of course green - coffee. Then in the aftertaste you get very subtle, very fine and refined hints of coffee INTERTWINED with the hops. And everything in general.
Because this is what it's all about: it is perfectly blended with the ingredients! The hops, the malts and the coffee beens are fused together to create a distinct, homogenous taste - which is better than any of your coffee sh** you have ever had, hands down. This IS the one and only thing you should drink if you want to try the mastery of brewing beer or IPAs with coffee. Here you should start - and here you should end. A perfect IPA with a perfect incorporation of coffee, matching your remarkable IPA taste so well. A truly revolutionary blend.

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Photo of sposter4
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JunkPuncher
4.62/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Easily the best coffee IPA I've had. The balance in flavors is really well done, with the bitterness of the hops and the coffee providing an equivalent taste profile.

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Photo of tpauer
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ego
3.72/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

eyes...
light brown to amber hue, one finger of capped white foam, rigorous bubbles confounding each other in the rat race to their extinction at the top, great lacing, a rather nice bucket o' suds

nose...
west coasty smellin hops on top, mild roast coffee underneath, not much else, pretty much as advertised

taste etc...
great mouth, not silky, has quite just enough snazzle (my word) and bite carbonation wise
the flavor ? strange to place... it starts our very IPA forward (hops) but they bend their will to the coffee which then melts into bitterness in the back quadrants of my maw, the coffee flavor grows as you go on, sort of opens up and begins to taste like a cup you left on your desk that has cooled some, definitely a tasty experiment

verdict?
hmm... I think the hops are a little too much here (and I thought I would never say that!), the coffee gets bumped out of the photo a little too much... it's close but just misses the mark... still, tasty and well crafted, maybe some other type of hops could stand in here and pair better ? I'm sure Rogue will figure it out, they are much beer smarter than I

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Photo of B_B
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IckyT2012
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 12ozfan
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tcsox
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.12/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A thanks to the captain of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pretty auburn color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of coffee, some herbal notes. Taste is the same, coffee, herbal, light pine, mild bitterness. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall, they may have been swinging for the fences with this one, but it ended up being a can of corn.

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Photo of km02600
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheHexIsReal
4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of icemanls4
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mjw2808
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Burt
3.52/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mpenske
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikePacheco12
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaineBrewing
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured a hazy amberish medium brown with a creamy one finger off white head. Head remained a nice creamy cap throughout and left medium lacing.

S - The aroma gets right to the point, intense floral and piney hops along with a strong fresh ground coffee, and a nice sweet caramel malt note.

T - Slightly less robust than the aroma, the flavor begins with a nice hoppy punch with notes of pine, citrus, and just dank american hops, then finishes with a nice smooth coffee flavor. The hops are strong in both a flavor and bittering sense, overshadowing the coffee. The coffee flavor seemed more intense at the beginning but waned as I drank it. It is definitely hop forward with less emphasis on the coffee.

M - Pretty standard for an IPA, average carbonation, medium thick malt stickyness, sweet at first but finishes nice and dry with the ample bittering hops.

O - I actually like this coffee IPA better than some other examples I've had. The reason I like this is the hops take center stage, and the coffee is more of a secondary flavor found mostly in the finish. This to me is the perfect balance for this kind of brew, very enjoyable indeed.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a J. Wakefield Brewing OG teku glass.

A: Dark copper in color, with a finger’s worth of foamy off-white head with good retention, especially for a hoppy beer. Average visible carbonation.

S: Sticky resinous hops, roasted coffee, toasted brown malts. Mild citrus rind hops as well.

T: Roasted coffee, piney bitterness, and lightly toasted bready malt body. Again, there are lighter notes of citrus rind hoppiness. A hefty punch of bitterness at the end that seems to derive from the roasted coffee, hops, and some naked alpha bitterness.

M: Average body for an IPA. Carbonation sensation a touch on the low side, and alcohol presence seems average.

O: I’m not a Rogue fan, nor a coffee IPA fan in general. But honestly this was pretty good and easy to drink. Nothing great or outstanding or style defining or game changing. But if a coffee IPA sounds good and you see this one, I wouldn’t tell you it’s a bad idea.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.06/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

-Can to spiegelau ipa glass.

A: A dark ice tea pour has a sudsy and washy topping that quickly dissipated to a polish surface with a soapy ring around the vessel. An almost non-existent nature of carbonation.

S: The coffee is extremely faint, taking a back seat to some dank and resinous pine oils and caramelized malting. Some dank herbal aroma and pungent wet flowery hopping lend to the ipa appeal, a good distraction to the fact that the coffee was a non-factor. The overall strength was only moderate, the coffee less so, and did not hold well in the long run.

T: The flavor started out watery for me, washy with almost no taste, that turned to some dank and herbal flowery hops, combined with caramelized malts and alcohol. Spicy rosemary, woodsy notes, along with pungent saffron, gives this an odd appeal, that again, overshadows what little cold coffee that may, or may not be present. There is a strong sense of alcohol and warming. The cold press coffee was again muddled behind the hoppiness, lacked freshness and a non-factor.

M: The mouthful was on the lighter side of medium, slightly oily and syrupy, with no carbonation texture. Weak, no snap, gentle and boring.

O: Overall if your are buying this for the cold brew coffee and ipa mixture, you may be disappointed and find only the hoppiness, less coffee. The flavor was dull, and the first impression was watery, that only slightly increased in terms. It lacked any complexity, and did not finish well, with a poor drink-ability rating. Poor by style, lost interest after several sips, and found it a boring drink, and bland. pass. Final note of interest, there was no can dating to verify age factor.

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Photo of williahd
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Cold Brew IPA from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 305 ratings