- My Rating: [C+], I gave it a (2.8 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Oldhand Coffee IPA – Ravens Brewing Company, 6.0% ABV – 70 IBU, 650ml, (Abbotsford, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft beer*)
on the front-left label:
“THE SKINNY: Combining two worlds into one, the bright, juicy tropical flavours and aromas of Galaxy and Amarillo hops are presented alongside a delicately roasted Honduran coffee which provides caramel and fruit characteristics. With an assertive bitter back bone, this IPA is unexpected, but deliciously satisfying.”
- Style: (flavoured – coffee beans) India Pale Ale
- Taste: Roasted coffee malt background citrus acidity toasty toffee barley malt burnt astringent bitter hopped finish
- Where I got it : Bottle Jockey / N.Bby
- How much: $7 CAD (after 12.5% off) – 650ml., February 2016
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: nope
Visual: Pours almost clear pale orange-brown with a small 1cm head, a thin spotty layer of retention, mostly sticky lacing, clusters of tight micro streams emerging from the base.
Nose: light roast coffee mixed with toffee sweet barley malt, background alcohol (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: soft crisp-almost creamy
Mid-palate: coffee malty, subtle background coffee acidity, (lvl-4-sweetness), roasted toffee barley malt, orange/tangerine citrus
Finish: caramel, roasty dry coffee exhale, light burnt cocoa bitter, astringent lingering dry grapefruit citrus hopped bitter
Summary: Decent mouthfeel and coffee malty flavour but I’m not liking the astringent rough bitter finish. The hops are a bit harsh and gives the impression of mistakenly burnt malt. I had Rogue’s Cold Brew IPA several weeks ago and this IPA just pales in comparison.