Cold Brew IPA | Rogue Ales

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Cold Brew IPACold Brew IPA
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3.96/5
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311 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:
#6,504
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
311
pDev:
9.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 311 |  Reviews: 84
Photo of Dreynolds1808
3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ben_tries_brews
3.31/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cmsfish
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tomesco
2.82/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of haines710
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I love coffee and I love IPAs so received a can as a gift. I enjoyed it but probably not as mush as I had hoped. I love the aftertaste and really feel the bitterness I like from black coffee and IPAs. While drinking I was a little confused. Felt a like a thin porter but it’s an IPA, and in that case missing the hops. My van was almost 7 months old based on the date on the bottom of my can, so maybe lost a little. I would definitely try this again. Easy to drink. Hard to believe it’s 7,5%.

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Photo of NastyNorseman
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NightINgale
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of monkist
4.59/5  rDev +15.9%
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 -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JunkPuncher
4.62/5  rDev +16.7%
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 +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ego
3.72/5  rDev -6.1%
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 +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IckyT2012
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 12ozfan
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tcsox
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.12/5  rDev -21.2%
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 +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheHexIsReal
4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of icemanls4
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mjw2808
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Burt
3.52/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mpenske
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Cold Brew IPA from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 311 ratings