Hotbox Coffee IPA | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Hotbox Coffee IPAHotbox Coffee IPA
BA SCORE
3.86/5
Very Good
153 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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
153
pDev:
12.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 153 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of DenverHopHead
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bitterbill
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On draught at Frontier Brewing in Casper as part of a tap takeover. Pours Pale gold, clear,sizeable head of foam. Big coffee grounds, light hoppiness in the aromas, smooth coffee taste, hops not totally hidden and adds some bitterness to what the coffee brought. Excellent mouthfeel surprisingly good drinkability and execution of coffee with a beer that isn't a Porter or a Stout.

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Photo of AquaLer
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tgeukens
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CMEG
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.2/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Had this yesterday waiting for the fights to get started. Pours a golden color with plenty of clarity, looks like an AAL pretty much. Small 1/4" white head. Aroma wasn't too big on coffee, there was something similar to coffee that wasn't hops, but it was hardly like a blast of coffee like you get in the God tier coffee beers.

Taste was more of the same, there was a slight coffee aspect but something about it is different from most coffee beers, even hoppy ones. At the end of the day its still less good than their non coffee ipas. Sure, its interesting to try, but it doesn't really lead the world in hops or coffee, so its kind of middling.

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Photo of TheHexIsReal
4.46/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Matt141
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.29/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LeftyMike
1.12/5  rDev -71%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of dbarny76
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
3.46/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikexw
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wrigfen
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmdrpi
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
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 +4.9%
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 -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jacknyr08
4.64/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
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 +3.6%
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 -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ambruns1979
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arizcards
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
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 -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Hotbox Coffee IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 153 ratings