Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Exit 15 - Coffee IPA | Flying Fish Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Exit 15 - Coffee IPAExit 15 - Coffee IPA
Very Good
94 Ratings
Exit 15 - Coffee IPAExit 15 - Coffee IPA

Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is the 10th release in the series and it I named for the Hoboken, NJ exit (home of the former Maxwell House Coffee plant.) Exit 15 uses Revolution Roasters coffee and Cascade, Centennial and Citra hops.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 08-18-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 28
Reviews by st9647v3:
Photo of st9647v3
4.41/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of Slatetank
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have tried 3 coffee IPA's so far and this was my favorite of the three, enjoyed on tap at Peachtree, served chilled in a pint.

The color is dark amber with hazed look and off white head. The smell has a sweet and toasty aroma with mild citrus hop scent. The feel is moderately bitter with light roast texture from coffee and very nice balance of bitterness with medium carbonation level.

The taste is moderately roasty with hops in initial flavor followed by nutty and citrus combo of hop with coffee and semi-dry flavor in the middle with herbal hop and light alcohol as it finishes on the dry side. Overall I think this is a quality blend of IPA with coffee-neither overpowers the other as far as hops/coffee berries and the smooth coffee is a nice contrast to the bitterness of the hops

 794 characters

Photo of oberon
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours into an impy nonic a dull light to medium golden with a large fluffy/sticky white crown that leaves multiple broken rings of lace behind as it settles slowly.Resinious and grapefruit hops mixed with mild coffee roast and light caramel sweetness.A really nice shot of grapefruit rind and pine hits ya from the get go on the palate,then the coffee roasted notes come in but not to heavy just making for real nice balance.Everything comes together pretty well,Iam starting to like these coffee "infused" IPA's out there.

 524 characters

Photo of don1481
4.42/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased while in NJ. Spirit Shop recommended it. Stuck at hotel, so poured into hotel cup. Sorry, folks.

Appearance: golden straw colored beer with an eggshell head that lingers a little.

Smell: All the coffee. Dominates the nose.

Taste: Yes, coffee, but also delicious hops that compliment the coffee beaufifully.

Mouthfeel: crisp overall with the coffee aftertaste that goes away quick.

Overall: I'm very happy that I listened to their suggestion. So good.

 475 characters

Photo of woodchipper
3.39/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tuowl74a
4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jsonta
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dsauter
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of socon67
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgator3
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a golden yellow/orangish color with a nice off-white head with good retention and lacing. The aroma and taste is a perfect mixture of hops and coffee to make a really unique IPA. Overall, I think this beer was extremely well done and very enjoyable.

 291 characters

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ArtZan
3.43/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gregaroo
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2-5-16 - On tap at the brewery in Somerdale, NJ. White head with straw color. Coffee taste took me by surprise because of the color and look of this IPA. A great combination. So much so that I picked up a couple of bottles for the weekend. One of my favorites in this series.

 276 characters

Photo of Walleybeer
4.86/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IdrinkGas
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SveNss0N
3.52/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrBier
3.59/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is crystal clear dark yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down, leaving large streaks of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of coffee beans are present in the nose along with strong notes of citrusy hops.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has lots of flavors of coffee beans (without much of the roastyness) and notes of citrusy hops such as oranges. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a well blended Coffee IPA as you get lots of coffee aromas and flavors along with notes of citrus from the hops in the smell and taste, but everything seems to mesh well together.

Serving type: bottle

 919 characters

Photo of salthemonster
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

"Ugh, coffee IPA? Let's give it to Nathan. He'll drink anything."
*another sip*
"He likes it! Hey Nathan!"

25 ounce bottle poured into Belgian ale glass. No, not all at once.

L: Pleasant light amber. Two-finger head on pour with good retention, lacing. Stream of carbonation bubbles from bottom to top.

S: Almost a normal IPA smell. Tropical fruit/floral up front, only a little bit of coffee

T: Woo coffee! Predominant up front, flows into mango and light hoppy pine. You would think this couldn't possibly work, but it does.

F: Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Not bitter at all despite 85 IBU. Well balanced. No alcohol burn.

O: Simply put, this is better than it has any right to be. There is no substitute for a great straightforward IPA, but if you are a fan of the style (and like coffee), you have to give this a shot.

 849 characters

Photo of OGShotzy
4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SadMachine
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a relatively clear dark golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint copper + apricot highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy off-white head that reduces to a small patch of thin film surrounded by a large patch of very thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Initially there are moderate to strong aromas of citrus/grapefruit and citrus/grapefruit pith hops over the top of moderate aromas of slightly sweet grainy malts. As the beer warms up the initially light aroma of freshly ground coffee becomes moderate to slightly stronger than moderate.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of slightly sweet grainy malts which is quickly overtaken by moderate to strong flavors of freshly ground and brewed coffee (without a lot of roasty flavors). That is followed by moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/grapefruit pith, and citrus/orange hops which impart a moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp upfront with a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: What a really nice coffee IPA - well blended flavors and aromas of coffee and citrus hops. Really well balanced between the coffee and hops. Easy to drink and extremely enjoyable.

 1,454 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Exit 15 - Coffee IPA from Flying Fish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 94 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.