Java The Hop | Fort George Brewery + Public House

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fort George Brewery + Public House
Oregon, United States
fortgeorgebrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

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

Added by ShaneDD on 01-17-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
86
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
14.25%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Erik-P
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DamienI
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of drone
2.96/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of VictorsValiant
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of riotontheroad
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joeroma5
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mactrail
3.29/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Attractive amber color but marred by the worst case of floaties I've ever seen, and that's in the top 1/4 of the can. Nicely sudsy in the mouth. Very sharp and prickly.

Pleasant coffee aroma. Quite bitter. It's an interesting blend of bitterness from the coffee (Kenya) as well as the hops (Simcoe). This gets old really fast, but it's an interesting sip. From the 16 oz can.

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Photo of AndrewGoria
4.71/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tetelestai
2.5/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Super hoppy and over powering the coffee taste. Wasn't bad but the price of 2$ was much better.

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Photo of anteater
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harvest06
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Coffee clashes with the hops.

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Photo of mikepcarney
4.49/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GilGarp
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pint can served cold into a tulip glass.

Java the Hop looks just like an IPA. Slightly hazy pale yellow-orange color with thick white head. The head settles fairly quickly and leaves some lacing.

Aroma is a mix of IPA and coffee with the latter being the more dominant of the two.

Flavor is much the same with the balance and body being like that of an IPA but the coffee flavor still dominates.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. The balance is definately towards the bitter.

Overall an interesting beer but I wish the coffee was more subdued.

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Photo of MikeDAdams
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fatsnowman22
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

rb

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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Photo of dheldman
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of plakers
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Nice yellow color, pleasant coffee aroma.
Decent if surprising light mouth feel, strong hop flavor that finishes subdued to the bitterness of the coffee. Tastes linger. Really a different kind of brew but definitely one worth trying.

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Photo of lillitnn92
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of SurlyUtopia
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Mwr6348
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of Thepleasantimbiber
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the 16 oz. can into a tulip. Nice golden color, fluffy white head holds for a good amount of time before dissipating. Smell is an interesting blend of what you'd expect: toasted malt grains, a bit of citrus hop aroma, both overshadowed by a nice, freshly ground coffee bean character. Taste features coffee in the forefront, but the bright hop character is still present. Mouthfeel is nice, crisp and dry, with the dark coffee bitterness balancing out the malt sweetness. This is a great beer, the differing flavors work very well together and never seem at odds. Porters and stouts have long been the obvious pick for brewers when it comes to adding coffee to beer, but this is another great example of what can be done adding coffee to a lighter ale. I look forward to this style becoming more prominent. Well done, Fort George, hope to try more from you in the future.

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Photo of Anaxagoris
4.68/5  rDev +21.2%

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Java The Hop from Fort George Brewery + Public House
3.86 out of 5 based on 86 ratings.
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