High Brow Barista Coffee Rye Pale Ale | Platform Beer Co.

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High Brow Barista Coffee Rye Pale AleHigh Brow Barista Coffee Rye Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Platform Beer Co.
Ohio, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by nhirsch04 on 01-22-2017

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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of Bengonz91
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deonreds
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Xxambersky89
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jmdrpi
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

on draft

somewhat hazy golden amber color, white head. pleasant aroma heavy on coffee but also some earthy hops. works though. similar flavor, with some bready malt in there. moderately bitter. clean finish. thin to medium bodied.

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

Thanks Richard and Alanna!

A: A pale apricot amber in color with a very small white head.

S: Coffee, a touch of burnt malt, and perhaps a hint of hot pepper.

T: Rich coffee, caramel malts, and a hint of spice. A touch of lingering bitterness rounds out the flavor.

M: Medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation, and a bit of a cling to the finish.

O: Overall a pretty good brew.. Nice to see coffee behaving in an interesting and new way, and I like the combo of rye/coffee.

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Photo of DigitGrowler
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ummswimmin
3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MeIquiades
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PatrickCT
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light copper/orange body. Slight cloudiness. One and a half finger white, soapy head. Spotty lacing and a thin, broken ring.
Big aroma of brewed coffee with some graininess in the background. A little earthy, with a touch of anise.
Coffee forward yet balanced taste. Grainy malts, coffee and some lemon and floral hop notes. A hint of anise seed spicyness on the finish.
Medium body and carbonation. Prickly mouth feel towards the end of a overall soft beer.

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Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jsalz21
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SomethingClever
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into willybecher glass canned on 1/12.

A: Light amber orange body with only a slight haziness may be due to the coldness. Head was a relatively small white that looked creamy with tiny bubbles.

S: lots coffee and a little vanilla with maybe just the hints of some rye.

T: The coffee is at the forefront but the rye and light spice come in the middle the beer finishes slightly bitter with some light hops mostly floral.

M: medium bodied lighter carbonation fairly dry finish.

O: It’s not bad, but not something I would look for either. It’s a nice combination though.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: The head settles in at one finger with the hazy amber liquid below; dots and squiggles of lacing'

Smell: Coffee with cream buttressed by a husk/grainy tone

Taste: Coffee with cream forward, with the spicy, almost minty, rye element building; earthy hops, in the middle; a touch of oatmeal with brown sugary sweetness, through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: An intriguing recipe, but it really works nicely; well-balanced all around

Thanks, N-Gogol, for the opportunity

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Photo of Marzen_Fan
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Light amber with a short off-white foam head.

Smell is coffee with cream, toasty graham, and gold malt.

Taste is more Pilsener-grounded with Corn Flakes, grassy bitter greens and light roast coffee via a light body that's crisp but bubbly with a dry finish.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I bought a bottle of this off the single shelf at the Giant Eagle just down the road. It poured a clear golden with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had chilli pepper. The taste was coffee start with pepper spice middle and dry finish. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's an interesting beer worth trying....not sure if I'd want to session this one...but was very tasty.

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Photo of Maillard
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 12 oz can in a snifter via Savor Growl in Columbus.
This nice pale pours a lightly hazed medium amber with a nice head of
white dissipating foam that subsides to a thick ring, thin pooling layer,
and showcases nice sudsy lacing. Nose of mild coffee and subtle
spicy rye notes with a touch of caramel malt. Flavors nail it with a
rich coffee note awash in spicy rye notes and touched with light caramel
malt to bring in balance with the medium herbal hop note. Excellent
mouth feel; medium carbonation, medium body, and a rich coffee
finish. Overall a SOLID pale ale that is a fantastic and unique hybrid.


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Photo of juicebox
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woodychandler
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My beloved Stillers are visiting the hated Kleveland Klowns & I wanted to drink something appropriate to mark the ocCANsion. We recently began getting distro of Platform Beer Co.'s CANs & since I am a CANnoiseur & not a CANnibal, instead of drinking their blood, I will be drinking their fermented malt-based beverages from a CANtainer formed from aluminum in a cylindrical form. Viva The CANQuest (tm)! Here we go, Stillers, here we go!

From the CAN: "Malts: Pilsner, Pale, Rye, CaraPils, Caramel 35 Hops: Columbus, Saaz Yeast: San Diego Adjunct: Dry Bean Coffee"; "Dry Beaned*Spicy Rye*Crisp Finish"; "Fresh. CLE. Beer."

I have to admit that this one has me intrigued. I love coffee & I have (at least) a cup every day. The inclusion of rye in beer sparked my renewed interest in Rye Whisky. The CANbination of the two may be just the ticket. I Crack!ed open the CAN & got a light spritz across my fingertips, which turned out to be the CANsequence of yet another brimful craft CAN. I then CANmenced a slow, gentle Glug since I could not justify an inverted one. Once it was deCANted, an in-glass swirl raised just under two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, eggshell-white head with decent retention, leaving behind modest lacing in its wake. Color was an oh-so-barely-hazy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5) & I will be watching to see if it clarifies as I drink through it. I am willing to give it the benefit of chill haze doubt since I keep my reefer pretty cold for food 'n' 'at. Nose was rich with coffee. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but certainly big for an APA. If you have not exbeerienced rye malt in alcohol, it produces a peppery mintiness, not peppermint, per se, but a cool spiciness. Here, it was like sprinkling pepper into coffee. In the Navy, we used to try all sorts of things with our precious coffee & we found that cinnamon with the grounds really worked to smooth the acidity. Another time, some of the gunners & I tried gunpowder stirred in & I do NOT recommend that! We were so amped up that it took the better part of a day to come down, but we got a lot of work done in the interim. Here, I got a cool, spicy mintiness to acCANpony the coffee flavor. It was nice, but I felt unfulfilled. I think that simply rye in a base APA would have been good or simply coffee in a base APA, but the CANbination was not quite doing it for me. In fact, it was setting off a Hophead Jones in me. Looking over, the clarity was increasing, so I am willing to blame chill haze for its earlier haziness. Finish was dry, but not as dry as that initial Gose from them. This was refreshing & if I had enjoyed the taste a little more, I would have been more willing to reCANmend it. Instead, it was more of a one and done novelty. YMMV.

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Photo of tone77
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the founding father of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of black coffee. Taste is of black coffee, some rye, very little hops. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, while not a traditional pale ale, it's a decent beer.

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Photo of rypkr
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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High Brow Barista Coffee Rye Pale Ale from Platform Beer Co.
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