Ravens Brewing Co. – Oldhand Coffee IPA

Ravens Brewing - OldHand Coffee IPA Review


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3.7 out of 5


  • Brewery: Ravens Brewing Company
  • Beer Style: Coffee, IPA
  • Release Date: January 29, 2016
  • Pros:

    Very drinkable West Coast style IPA

  • Cons:

    Coffee aroma and flavour is too subdued

  • Conclusion:

    A beer that will please IPA lovers but deserves more coffee punch

Ravens Brewing Company – Oldhand Coffee IPA Review

Ravens Brewing - OldHand Coffee IPA ReviewRavens Brewing in Abbotsford, BC has partnered with Oldhand Coffee for their Coffee IPA.  This IPA was ‘dry-hopped’ using coffee beans to provide a distinct coffee aroma and flavour in a style that is not typically associated with those flavours.  The beer pours from the bomber bottle a clear, medium amber-reddish colour with three fingers of lasting, lacing head.  The initial aromas are of grass, and a hind of coffee and acidity.  When poured cold, the coffee aroma is more prominent, but at a warmer temperature the coffee aroma is subdued and grapefruit aromas from the hops take centre stage.  This IPA proves to be a full-bodied IPA coming in at 6% alcohol with some biscuit malt flavours up front.  Fruit flavours of apple and mild citrus replace the malts after the initial taste.  The finish is hops with a very mild coffee flavour that seem to compete, back and forth, on the tongue.  The bitterness lingers on the tongue long after the coffee has dissipated and leaves a residual dryness in the mouth.  This is a good IPA that is drinkable any time, but drink it cooler to ensure more of the coffee flavours come through.

Alcohol – 6.0%
IBU – 70
Size – 650mL

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