Hoppy Java Coffee IPA
Flying Fish Brewing Company

Hoppy Java Coffee IPAHoppy Java Coffee IPA
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Flying Fish Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
American IPA
3.74 | pDev: 8.82%
Aug 29, 2019
Feb 02, 2018
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
My earlier beer was a coffee-infused IPA so I figured that I would stick with that trend for my next beer, also in support of The CANQuest (tm), but from a different brewer/brewery.

From the CAN: "Ale Brewed with Locally Roasted Coffee"; "This light bodied, immensely hopped IPA has a distinct coffee presence thanks to cold brewed coffee from Revolution Roasters. Combining two of the most important food groups - coffee and beer - Hoppy Java creates the sensory surprise of a light colored ale matched with an intense coffee aroma and flavor."

I Crack!ed the vent on this one & beCAN a slow, gentle Glug into the awaiting glass. I was elated as it foamed up of its own accord to form two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with moderate retention. Color was a faintly hazy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose was redolent with coffee, which was fine in and of itself, but not so great when reviewing & rating to style. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was overwhelmingly redolent with coffee but the bitterness of the hops was also beginning to come through. It would be interesting to know which hop varieties were used in the production of this beer. Finish was dry & bitter, which is correct for the style, except for the fact that it was driven by the coffee & not the hops. I am perhaps less of a fan of adjunct-driven AIPAs than others, but this just was not my cuppa joe. YMMV.
Aug 29, 2019
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Reviewed by Act25 from New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The reviews here are much higher, as is mine, the 3rd review, of this nice coffee backed IPA.
a) As with most all additive beers the look is pulled down by a weak, less lacey head. But otherwise, bronze tinged copper (it's the coffee!)
s) As expected a well formed IPA with that back layer of fresh black coffee no cream, nutty and fresh.
t) I like the refractions of hop bitter and strong bitter nutty coffee as an undertone to an otherwise solid IPA.
f) Even has a coffee like pucker along with the dry, hoppy pucker.
o) Well done, not as overdone, or as intense as many others which are more Imperial. I think this finds a super mid note.
May 20, 2019
Rated: 3.14 by chiefz1 from New York

Mar 09, 2019
Rated: 3 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 08, 2019
Rated: 3.63 by Dougwillhike from New Jersey

Oct 08, 2018
Rated: 3.81 by bigred89 from Maryland

Oct 06, 2018
Rated: 3.96 by kevintaraross from Maryland

Jul 12, 2018
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Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is gold, transparent, head is off white to light tan with fine bubbles, head presents about 1/2 inch thick and dissipates to solid top.

Smell is light coffee with aromatics similar to a lighter blend, hop bitterness comes through with light herbs, grass and hint of citrus.

Taste is similar to aroma with pleasant coffee notes, light fruity blend like flavors; malt is light and pleasant, not overly sweet; hops are citrus and grass, not detracting from coffee notes.

Mouthfeel is quite good with moderate carbonation, good bitterness and bright presence that lingers.

Overall a good, near great coffee ipa with great look, good aroma, and pleasant flavor and presence.
Jun 07, 2018
Rated: 3.89 by Jrosso from New Jersey

May 27, 2018
Rated: 3.53 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

May 25, 2018
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Reviewed by justintcoons from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16 oz can poured into a pub style pint glass.

Golden. Good clarity. Lively carbonation. 1 finger of loose white head.

Light roast coffee, nutty, chocolate, grapefruit, pine, and caramel.

Light roasted coffee with nutty and chocolate undercurrents. Grapefruit zest and pine needle. Light caramel maltiness.

Light bodied, crisp, moderately bitter, and semi-dry.

The flavors work beautifully together. Easy drinking for the abv.
May 08, 2018
Rated: 3.81 by ColForbinBC from New Jersey

Apr 28, 2018
Rated: 4.23 by Spindelphia from New Jersey

Apr 19, 2018
Rated: 3.64 by IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania

Apr 14, 2018
Hoppy Java Coffee IPA from Flying Fish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 14 ratings