Graveyard Shift Coffee Pale Ale | Arcade Brewery

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Graveyard Shift Coffee Pale AleGraveyard Shift Coffee Pale Ale
Graveyard Shift Coffee Pale AleGraveyard Shift Coffee Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Arcade Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 46
Photo of 98green
3.31/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap. Look is light orange and clear. Smell is light fresh ground coffee. Taste brings more coffee, but the flavors are muddled at best. This one doesn't hit they bright fresh ground coffee thing for me. Oddly, it is actually quite sweet to me, which is a note I don't tend to taste. The feel is ok, but it doesn't punch either the coffee or hops. Overall a bit disappointing for me.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a deep, cloudy orange-gold color with two fingers of white head.

Aroma of coffee and caramel malts.

Tasted of dark coffee, caramel malts, and buttery notes.

Lighter bodied and a bit dry with a moderate carbonation.

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Photo of Wilcox39
4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Delicious. Tastes like a porter but lighter. Great coffee nose and flavor. Feel is very light which isn't a negative - unless you are only looking to have one beer. These go down smooth and quick.

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Photo of do_ob
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber into a snifter. Pours a dark, hazy amber with 1 finger width of off-white foam atop. Lots of carbonation. Smells interesting: burnt coffee, malt, vanilla, and molasses. Medium weight and a somewhat smooth/creamy mouthfeel. A little bitter, but not like your typical PA/IPA. Taste is pretty much like the smell. Unsweetened coffee, vanilla, malt, and red & black liquorice. Smooth finish with a bitter coffee-flavored aftertaste.

This is the first coffee flavored APA I've tried. The first sip was unappealing, but as I sipped on it more, the flavors developed and this beer grew on me. It's different, it's weird, it's unorthodox, but it's pretty damn good for what it is. No frills, no gimmicks. This is just a coffee-flavored Pale Ale.

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Photo of blue-dream
3.24/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had as a bottle share, it was …. ok. Nothing that really popped it out from other coffee pale ales. A good beer none the less , but not something i would buy again.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4.32/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with handwritten Batch #12 on the label. My first beer from Arcade Brewery, "a refreshing pale ale tirelessly infused with coffee". Sounds delicious.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - It pours a nice bright, deep, burnt sienna orange body with one finger of thick frothy off-white head that falls to a ring and produces some very nice scattered spotty lacing. Looks very nice.

S - A heavenly, freshly grinded coffee bean presence hits the senses immediately. Notes of vanilla beans, caramel, and fresh brewed coffee beans are most prominent, with a touch of herbal / vegetal presence on the finish.

T - Taste follows the nose - the beautiful rich coffee bean roastiness melds wonderfully with the caramel maltiness & vegetal hop presence. Notes of vanilla beans & caramel, but the freshly grinded coffee beans are dominant.

M - The feel is smooth & crisp. Clean, and easy-drinking, medium-full bodied, with good carbonation.

Overall, an excellent excellent excellent representation of what a coffee infused pale ale can be. Reminded me in some ways of Pipeworks Hey Careful Man There's A Beverage Here, with the coffee aspects, which is another nice one. Highly recommended, and I will definitely be looking forward to trying more from Arcade.

Arcade Brewery Graveyard Shift Coffee Pale Ale -----4/5.

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Photo of brother_rat
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Fortunate enough to attend the launch at Roots Pizza, where I got to meet the Arcade owners and the designer of the great label. I came away very impressed by this beer, but I'm doing this review a week after the fact so I don't have many specifics.

Appearance: poured a hazy golden orange, looking like a spicy pale ale. Had a massive head with nice lacing that stuck around. Visually, super-nice.
Aroma: a very intriguing pop of wet hops and a dryness of the coffee. Hops predominating, but not overpowering.
M: Very smooth, with a nice dry finish. Had an unfiltered look and the full body to match. The ABV's a bit stepped up here for a pale ale, and that gave a nice warmth to it. Well carbonated.
T: Delicious. I tend not to like coffee flavored beers unless they're really coffee-y, and brewed with espresso flavors rather than coffee. This was very nice, with subdued hops notes mixed with a strong coffee flavor that was present but not overpowering. Notes of floral, chicory, and faint citrus, but there was a fine dry coffee aftertaste.
O: A really solid beer that was very drinkable, and which had very nice balance throughout the nose and taste. I'd definitely try it again. Also--very neat label.

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Graveyard Shift Coffee Pale Ale from Arcade Brewery
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 46 ratings