Hyper Predator
Off Color Brewing

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #1,199
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #23,693
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 10.1%
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
88
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Off Color Brewing
 
Illinois, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
86
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Beginner2 from Illinois

4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

An avid fan, I somehow missed this member of the Predator family in earlier releases. (Or maybe it missed me, since I am low on the food chain; being a vegetarian.) Anyhow, this rendition-- just released in June 2020 -- uses a different coffee. Bought extremely fresh from their brewhouse.

So much like its family, Hyper Predator is a particularly refreshing saison to pair with summer fare.
I'd say Hyper Looks like it has 1/3 less active protein swirls than Apex Predator. Perhaps it is the coffee... which I really only detect as a Smell. The Tastes are mostly sweet (from the yeast working the malts and the honey added) but only at the end do I get a drying sensation from the spices and, possibly, the coffee. In my mouth, Hyper is both soft and cleanses the palate like a champ.

Off Color is a jewel to have one's backyard, particularly if you are a Belgo-phile like me. They are learning -- and innovating -- the Belgian tradition faster than anyone I know in the Midwest and could compete with Belgium's North American Big Boys (Ommegang and Unibroue) if Off Color ever got broader distribution. That, too, may come in time.

Jun 14, 2020
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Lingenbrau from Oregon

3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice looking beer. Clouded light orange with a big ol frothy off white head. Great retention and decent lacing.

Interesting aromas. Kind of a sweet and sour funk, a but earthy, and a light dose of coffee.

The flavor is actually quite bland. Unique enough to be interesting, but light coffee, light grain, and light musty funk.

Pretty good feel, soft and pillowy, with an assertive carbonation. Balanced with a dry finish.

Good beer overall, but nothing spectacular. Love the idea of trying something new, but coffee and farmhouse might not be the best combo.

Cheers

Oct 26, 2019
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rickrem from California

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle in Il.

Deep apricot color with little head and almost no lacing.

Aromas are on the darker side with a bit of vegetal notes coming through.

As with the aroma, the mouthfeel is on the heavier side. Not a light and refreshing farmhouse style.
Slightly thick with a bit of carbonation.

Coffee dominates the flavors but not in a brewed sense. A coffee stout might have that rich dark brewed coffee taste and aroma but as a self proclaimed coffee snob, this comes through as if you've ever eaten a roasted coffee bean. Very different but very pronounced. A bit of char from the roasted bean comes through as well.

An interesting beer to try. Hard o rate it for style vs what it really tastes like.

Jul 06, 2018
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1000lbgrizzly from Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pale yellow/golden body with some haze and a fizzy white head. It smells mostly like vanilla bean, like, a lot of vanilla bean, to a sickly sweet/warm intensity. There's a bit of 'beer' aromas beneath this, but it mostly smells like a young brewery going for a "fancy" flavored gimmick beer. The flavor is still mostly coffee bean, but there is a presence of actual coffee, and even what seems to be like a nice saison under that- subtly fruity, golden grains, a bit of spice. Off-dry. The body is light, entertainingly fizzy.
The coffee tasted more like vanilla, and beyond that there was too much of it, especially on the nose. The whole picture came into view upon tasting it, but I think the balance should be reconsidered. It makes for an intriguing combination, but I can't help but thinking that less is more here.

Jul 02, 2018
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stortore from Illinois

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

12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass. Enjoy by 6/18/18, had 4/9/18.

Pours a cloudy yellow, with a one inch foamy head and a good amount of foamy lacing. Active carbonation. Aromas of coffee, Belgian yeast, coriander, other spices, light malt. A little wheaty, a little funky smelling. The taste is malt, Belgian yeast, lighter coffee than the nose, wheat, spices, light vanilla. Smooth, a little creamy, well carbonated, a decent but lighter body for the style.

The coffee is a solid addition, but the base beer seems a little diminished here. Still enjoyable and worth grabbing a bottle or two at a terrific price point.

Apr 25, 2018
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THANAT0PSIS from Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.75

Off Color Hyper Predator

A: The coffee-based variant of Off Color's flagship saison Apex Predator pours a cloudy, slightly brown-tinted orange with an above average head of about two fingers. Bubbles are rather large in the head, and it dissipates rather quickly, sadly, both of which are unusual for the style. Retention is quite lackluster. Many beers with coffee in them, including this one, are made by adding cold-pressed liquid coffee directly, and this often has detrimental effects to the head and lacing; as a result, these flaws will not hurt the beer as much as in a saison with this appearance without coffee. Small alcohol legs are visible, which, at only 6.5% ABV is a bit surprising but not necessarily a flaw. It would be nice if they could figure out how to make the head retention and lacing better despite the coffee addition, because saisons have the potential to be some of the best-looking beers around. 2.5/5

A: Yeast esters and third-wave, light roast African coffee meld together seamlessly into a floral, fruity, and spicy bouquet. Juicy red raspberries, strawberries, cherry, lemon, and a veritable poupourri of floral scents tend to dominate, but classic Belgian pepper does break through here and there. Herbal qualities that can only be hops also make fleeting appearances. Faint wheat bread and dry crackers are all of the malt that shows. The coffee does contribute a little classic cocoa as well as the berry notes from above, but this is really a showcase of a very light roast Ethiopian bean (Abeba Genet) from a prominent third-wave roaster (Metric). The coffee works remarkably well with the saison, though this is not a balanced-smelling beer. 3.75/5

T: Balance is redeemed in spades in the flavor with both the hops and the classic Belgian yeast character contributing much more, fighting through the coffee to make their presence known; even the hops are more obvious and in balance here, and all this new complexity does not come at the expense of the wonderful coffee notes. Raspberry, woody blackberry, green and ripe strawberries, very lightly tart cherry, and lemon are all present once again, mostly up front as they transition to the yeast character, which brings stonefruit that becomes pear and apple before the beer begins to dry out. In this transition, cocoa and crackery malts plus a generic baking yeast seize their opportunity before yeast fully takes the reins back. Pepper, coriander, and light clove from the yeast flow effortlessly into herbal, earthy tobacco and sage hoppiness as a light bitterness brings the crackers and yeast back in for one last showing. Coffee in a saison works far better than one might expect. 4.5/5

M: The added coffee that addles the appearance impacts the mouthfeel a little, as well, with a medium-fullness that has not totally blended with a thinner, more watery, more oily aspect that is undoubtedly literally the cold-pressed coffee; the two never quite get along. Carbonation is similarly off, low, at least for the style. The feel makes some amends with a characteristically dry and lightly bitter finish. Again, as it is expected and possibly unavoidable, the coffee addition means that this score will not be as low as it could be in another similar feeling beer. 3.25/5

O: After completing the segmented analysis of this review, I took a look at the current reviews for this beer, as I always do. It strikes me as odd that people would say they do not taste the coffee, which is by far the most dominant series of flavors here. Sure, it is not classic chocolate and "coffee"-flavored coffee, but that is not what coffee is in this day and age with third-wave roasters pulling amazing flavor variety from the bean containing America's favorite drug. I can see many not liking this hybrid beer as many feel coffee only works in darker and sweeter beers, but to my palate, this is a fantastic beer that works awesomely, at least in the flavor department. It is a very unique beer and one of the truest expressions of non-generic coffee flavor in the brewing world. Pair with Glorior Belli's awesome genre-blending bayou black metal effort, "The Great Southern Darkness." 4.75/5

Mar 22, 2018
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constantine_272 from Oregon

4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bright golden with very low head but good soda lie carbonation. Nose is primarily funk and old salty bloomy cheese. Taste starts off earthy but with a green apple and lemon lime citrus. Flavors notes or red wood come in and linger with the lemon zest tartness. Coffee isn't detectable as coffee, but I'm sure it adds to the woody notes. Finishes wonderfully crisp and bright with lemon and just a touch of residual sweetness. This is an unusual brew. The woody notes are bizarre on such a light colored beer, but it grows on you.

Feb 25, 2018
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dave_ackbar from Hawaii

3.03/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

If this wasn’t listed as having coffee in it and it was just a saison this would be a really really good beer.
Unfortunately it said coffee.
There is zero hint of coffee in the taste, smell, or feel.
Look is a very golden cloudy yellow.
Smell is sweet, like a perfect saison.
Taste is a perfect mix of bitter, yet smooth.
Feel is refreshing.
Overall it is excellent, my low marks are because it is advertised as a coffee saison.
If it wasn’t listed that way each mark would be at least one point higher.

Jan 06, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

coffee has now permeated just about every style of beer there is out there, but this is some of the first true farmhouse saison i have seen done with it in the states, and its a pretty solid beer, although in my opinion definitely not an improvement over the original at all, and without quite enough coffee to it to really captivate me. the coffee doesnt change the color much, perhaps just a shade or so darker than we should all remember from the quite exceptional original beer. aroma features a bit of roast, some sweet almost butterscotch notes from the coffee, and then a bitterness thats musky and earthy but still subtle as far as it being derived from coffee. the taste is the same, and the changes here from the base beer seem almost potentially done by grain alone, like the coffee is so well integrated that it ceases to be coffee in that respect, or at least in the traditional coffee beer respect, its beautiful, but its mild. i almost wish for more roast and bitter and darkness to this, but i appreciate this approach an awful lot. some sweet cocoa in there too, still the wheat and the belgiany yeast i loved in the base beer, but with a new found depth that keeps pulling me back in. the coffee has a touch of acidity, but it doesnt break the body down at all, and this feels relaxed and smooth going down. a neat experiment, i would like to see it at different levels, like minimal coffee, a moderate coffee, and a full bore coffee series of this same beer. this was probably closer to the moderate, but its a neat new way to incorporate coffee into beer, and it works in this saison. cool stuff.

Jun 28, 2017
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Dewsby from Kentucky

3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L) Pours a hazy dark straw or light honey color. There is a small white head with decent retention. Some lacing.

S) There is definitely some spicy funk on the nose. A bit of clove and some fresh esters makes the farmhouse nature quite apparent. Not too much coffee can be detected unfortunately.

T) Everything from the nose can be tasted in the beer. There is a mild sweetness derived from the malt, and a warming roastiness from the coffee does round out the profile nicely.

F) The beer has a medium carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. It is a pleasure to sip.

O) Not a bad farmhouse, although I wish more coffee could be detected.

Jun 01, 2017
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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.39/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle

Pours foggy hazy yellow-gold with a frothy white foam head. Smells like ripe banana, zesty orange citrus, caramel, honey, toffee, roasted coffee, toasted bready malts, peppery clove spice, with woody floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like fresh banana, zesty orange citrus, caramel, honey, toffee, roasted coffee, toasted bready malts, some peppery clove spice, with woody floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a real nice coffee farmhouse ale.

Apr 08, 2017
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Jadjunk from Georgia

3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

No label information. Hyper Predator is brewed in the style of a Farmhouse Ale with Cold-pressed coffee added. Available in 12 oz. bottled 4 packs and on limited draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a foamy frothed head of an pastel white color over a medium hazy golden amber body with lively, abundant carbonation. Retention is above average and lacing is light and spotty. 3.75

(Smell) The earthiness, fruitiness and acidity of the coffee is straightforward and potent, blending nicely with the aromatics of the saison yeast nose's spicy and fruity effervescence and lightly sweetened by the use of flaked wheat and honey malt. Very interesting but appealing aroma, coffee forward but not dominating. Potency is moderate. 3.75

(Taste) The coffee blends even more seamlessly with the malt profile in the flavor. Malt notes of unmalted wheat and pilsner create a smooth, biscuity malt base and the inclusion of Ethiopian Abeba Genet beans creates a nice contrast and complexity that plays curiously well off of the saison yeast compounds, with a solid fruit and earthy spiciness, neither the coffee nor the saison subtleties are lost in the flavor. Very nicely balanced, very drinkable. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is smooth, silky, lightly chewy, medium dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a medium frothiness and a modestly crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, medium overall. Balance is nearly even sweet and coffee bean acidity to earthy bitterness and gentle specialty grain richness. Alcohol presence is low and there are no off characters. 4

(Overall) Off Color delivers another very unusual spin that I'm not sure if I've considered or experienced before. On the surface, coffee pinned against the bright, spicy, floral and fruity character of a saison yeast strain seems like an inevitable clash, but the integration of the coffee doesn't bring too much roasted character to the flavor of this beer, instead promoting a gentle acidity and fruitiness of lightly roasted coffee beans that does add a new dimension of character to this beer on the whole. It works for me- probably a bit of a distraction from a standard saison beer which I'd be more likely to prefer, but a welcome one and certainly a spin worth giving a try if you're into beer thought experiments. 3.75

Off Color Brewing's
Hyper Predator
3.71/5.00

Feb 20, 2017
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metter98 from New York

3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color. It poured with a two finger high white head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles in the center, a collar around the edge, and some lacing on the surface and down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of unfrosted coffee beans are present in the nose along with notes of herbal hops and hints of yeast.
T: Following the smell, the taste has flavors of lightly roast cold brew coffee, notes of basil and hints of lemon and yeast.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really liked how the coffee was incorporated into this beer because it wasn't too strong and still tastes like a saison. It would make for a good coffee beer if you want something that is lighter in body, such as on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

Sep 04, 2016
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Barnoloid from Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Firstly, off the bat I will say that Off Color comes up with some of the most unique styles I have seen on a consistent basis. This is no different.

I enjoy the Apex Predator saison they make and this twist on the style is a hit for me.

Pours a bright orange/gold with a lively head that dissipates fairly swiftly. The nose is green coffee beans, with a herby essence.

In terms of the taste profile, there is a lot of complexity here. The coffee notes don't overwhelm the palate but do linger across the senses. Herbs and pepper play along in the background - with spearmint coming in on the back end.

At once this beer is refreshing, crisp and full with almost a cream ale type consistency. Whatever you make of it this one will get you thinking.

Jul 23, 2016
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

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

Pours hazy, bright gold in color, with 1/4 inch head. Taste is Ethiopian coffee, pressed flowers--dandelions, lemon, and light hay. Complex and completely different from the other coffee saison that I recently tried. Almost tastes like a fine gruit. Not sure if this should work, but it really does. Glad I found it, should have picked up more.

Jul 23, 2016
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jzlyo from Iowa

3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is coffee, spices and mild fruit/tropical fruit. The flavor is tropical fruit, coffee, earthy, malts, hops and a mix of mild bitterness tart in the finish.

Jul 13, 2016
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden honey with a half finger of head that quickly dissipates to a thin collar with no appreciable lacing. Very light herbal/floral aroma with hints of coffee in the background. Taste is hard to pin down... some earthiness, some coffee, and maybe some apricot. Nicely balanced and carbed...very easy drinking.

Jul 12, 2016
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NCCIndy from Indiana

2.18/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I don't know what happened, but this was one of the strangest beers I've ever tasted. It smelled strongly of a very floral green herb (maybe basil?) and tasted like super-potent celery seed and ultra-floral fresh green herbs (like basil). It was sharply carbonated & just straight up wild. No negative flavors in the finish or anything like that, just a crazy weird beer that I cannot understand. I got absolutely no coffee on the nose, no appearance of coffee in the color, and just barely a hint of coffee flavor washed over my tongue for a millisecond as I swigged down what remained in my glass.

Jul 11, 2016
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Immortale25 from North Carolina

4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a teku pint. No freshness date.

A- Pours a hazy medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains decently before becoming a paper-thin ring around the edge of the glass and a small center patch of sheer surface foam. Non-resilient lacing slides quickly down the glass.

S- Musty, lightly funky saison yeast with a large coffee presence interlaced.

T- Very interesting as the earthiness of the yeast slams head-on into the earthiness of the coffee, each both with its unique characteristics. Both are very prominent and seem to work well together. Tangy and fruity from the yeast but also roasty and slightly sweet from the coffee. Mild bitterness, easy to drink.

M- Very tight and snappy with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- Probably the most cohesive take on a coffee saison I've experienced thus far. Usually there's either so much coffee I can't tell it's a saison or so much yeast presence that it overpowers the coffee, but this has a great balance. Not something I would drink all the time but it's working quite nicely for waking myself up from the nap I just took.

Jul 03, 2016
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jp32 from Michigan

4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy yellow-orange color. NIce fluffy white head on top. Looks hazy, or grainy in the glass. Smells of hops, fresh cut grass, and other herbal/earthy notes. It's flavor is excellent. More hops, lots of hay, and a certain "fresh beer" flavor. Tasty. I pick up just the slightest notes of coffee near it's finish, but not nearly as much as most other ba's are commenting here. A solid farmhouse ale in my opinion.

Jun 28, 2016
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phredbull from Illinois

4.41/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle into a Peroni pilsener glass. I don't see any coffee, but it's darker colored than a typical farmhouse; hazy apricot/peach color. 1 finger white head leaves a foamy cap. Not much coffee smell either. Smells almost like tropical hops, but that has to be the yeast. Smells of apricot/pear & peppery; I get a bit of fresh roasted coffee beans in the back, almost like your smelling some fruit in a coffee shop. Taste follows the smell; farmhouse-y fruit & spice, no coffee at first, but after it hits the back of the throat, there's fresh, roasty coffee, to me it tastes somewhere between cold press & drip brewed. You get the coffee at the finish instead of the expected peppery dryness. Mouthfeel is on the fuller side of a typical farmhouse, decent body, lively carbonation. Not particularly dry, it still feels crisp & clean. Off Color definitely knows how to make a good farmhouse ale, but adding coffee, who'd a thunk it? They've pulled it off, and I suspect selecting just the right coffee had much to do w/it; it makes me want to drink this coffee when I can't have the beer. If you enjoy coff and farmhouse beers like I do, I strongly recommend this great addition to the Predator series.

May 28, 2016
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emerge077 from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Black Rock, served in a fluted tulip glass.

Opaque orange, dense layer of creamy foam on the surface, chunky lace around the edges.
Aroma of coffee is distinct and robust, plenty of deep roasty character with an undercurrent of fruit from the Belgian saison yeast. The two elements play well off of each other.

Taste is coffee forward, rich and roasty, again with minor fruity yeast esters of apricot behind it.
Medium bodied, smooth and supple feel, easily drinkable. Would get another one if available.

May 21, 2016
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joe1510 from Illinois

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

12oz Bottle
$7.99 4-pack
Binny's - Willowbrook

Hyper Predator is a hazy concoction with sunset hues. It runs from dusky orange at the chunky part of the glass to apricot as it narrows. There is no hope of seeing anything through the body. The foam is microbubbled and grows to a finger in height. It rather quickly diminishes but leaves a thin cap throughout the remainder of the drink. A good looking beer if not a little murky.

When I popped the top the coffee hit me instantly. It's certainly noticeable on the nose but it in no way overtakes. As a matter of fact, the hop profile leads the way. There's a certain greenness to the nose, fresh. It's Spring air and herbals leading the way with a faint squeeze of lemon. It's bright and somewhat vegetal. The coffee then jumps to life with a smooth, somewhat funky/earthy, light roast that makes for a great accompaniment, even adding a sense of cocoa powder. Soft orchard fruits and a sugar cookie malt base wrap it up. This beer gets high marks simply for the interesting aspect.

The hoppiness is first off the bat. with some of the tropical notes found in Apex Predator. Guava and passionfruit in small amounts, nectarines in larger amounts, but the main aspect of the hop profile is a strong herbal base throughout the drink. Very nice. The coffee addition is even handed and well done, a little funky Ethiopian, a little cocoa powder, and never overpowering. Soft orchard fruits again run an undercurrent along with a sturdy sugar cookie base. I like this beer.

The body fits the overall profile well.. It's on the lighter side of the spectrum with a soft yet snappy carbonation. The carbonation seems to pick up as it moves through, getting pricklier as it goes. Combine that with a softly growing bitterness and a dry finish and you have yourself a winner. This is a highly quenching beer with a higher than expected, or noticed, alcohol content at 6.5%. Seriously easy drinking.

Hyper Predator is one of those beers that seem off the wall in a way that makes me pick up a few bottles. This particular experiment works well. The Ethiopian coffee merges seamlessly with the hop profile and makes for an interesting and, most importantly, delicious beer. I'd recommend giving this beer a whirl. You may not like it as much as I do but it's certainly fun to drink.

May 21, 2016
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mfnmbvp from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, no bottled on date, but this was just released earlier in the week. Acquired a single bottle from the local bottle shop. "Farmhouse Ale with Cold-Pressed Coffee". 6.50% abv listed on the bottle.

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - A murky, semi-juicy golden orange body with hues of brown thrown in there. About a finger of thin wispy bubbly off-white head that audibly dies out within seconds. No real clinging lace. Appears adequately carbonated. Looks interesting.

S - An interesting aroma, though probably not the most cohesive one: notes of fruity yeast-derived juiciness, yeasty banana esters, touch of pineapple / orange, & an authentic, yet somewhat subtle, freshly grinded Ethiopian coffee bean roast. Smells pretty interesting, but I'd definitely say the coffee clashes with the yeast involved.

T - Taste follows the nose: juicy & fruity with notes of banana, orange, mango, pineapple, peach, alongside a subtle authentic / roasty / freshly grinded Ethiopian coffee bean flavor. All good & natural flavors, but i wouldn't nominate them as an ideal mixture. The flaked wheat is very noticeable. Coffee falls more into the background as i drink on, but it is still a major player.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, clean. A very juicy, fruity, yeasty finish. Medium-bodied and easy drinking stuff.

Overall, an interesting coffee farmhouse ale from Off Color. Glad i managed to grab a single of this.

Off Color Brewing Hyper Predator -----4/5.

May 20, 2016
Hyper Predator from Off Color Brewing
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 88 ratings