Hotbox Coffee IPA | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
147 Ratings
Hotbox Coffee IPAHotbox Coffee IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States
oskarblues.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
An odd couple can make for some of the most incredibly unique tastiness. Take Hotbox Coffee IPA for example - a piney, citrus, mango, Simcoe-hopped IPA and an infusion of cold brew extract made with Hotbox Roasters' Ethiopian beans poppin' with creamy blueberry and cacao notes.

70 IBU

Added by Zaphog on 02-04-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,991
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
147
pDev:
12.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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0
Gots:
20
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Photo of TheHexIsReal
4.46/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Matt141
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.29/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LeftyMike
1.12/5  rDev -70.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
3.46/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikexw
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wrigfen
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmdrpi
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

on draft in a shaker pint glass

mildly hazy golden color, thick white head. nice hop aroma - I really don't pick up the coffee. same with flavor - nice balancing bitterness but not really any roast. blind I wouldn't pick it out. medium bodied.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a custom shaped grip glass: color is a slightly hazy straw gold, head is off white with some lacing.

Smell is unique blend of hoppy bitterness and moderate/strong roasted coffee, maybe an earthier roast to play well with the toasted malt flavors instead of harsher darker roast.

Taste is similar to the aroma with a bit more coffee presence: light citrusy hops and then moderate roasted coffee, earthy notes.

Mouthfeel is moderate with good carbonation and pleasant ipa style lingering bitterness.

Overall a much different and better beer than i expected, unique flavors and balance of aromas and flavors with a pleasant coffee component.

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Photo of ppavlick
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jacknyr08
4.64/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nothing crazy but a different ipa variant!

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Photo of BrewAskew
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a tasty Coffee IPA. The sample I have is 5 months old. Even at that it is good. Will give full review with fresher sample.

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.21/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ambruns1979
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arizcards
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from TW Arrowhead 4-16-17 for $3.49. Canned on 3/2/17 and stored in the beer fridge since purchase.

Beer poured golden with a beautiful long lasting white head.

Nose was citrus and tropical hops forward with a wee bit of coffee in the background.

Taste was fresh mango and citrus up front with a light hint of coffee and pine in the finish - there was a small bitter bite.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied and refreshing.

Overall i thought this beer held out pretty well over that period of time. Liked the subtle hint of coffee as a contributor.

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Photo of bluesyasian
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buzzy
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jldoyle89
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ralphs66
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Hotbox Coffee IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 147 ratings
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