Hotbox Coffee IPA is an American IPA brewed by Oskar Blues Brewery, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in an IPA glass from a can.
Pours a hazy, burnt orange with a thick head of white, soapy foam that offers modest retention. Droplets of lace and a ring of residue cling to the glass.
Aroma softly suggests coffee roast backed by tropical fruit. Toffee asserts itself as the beer warms.
The palate begins mildly with malt and coffee roast, coasting towards a bite of citrus and pine. Finishes with a lingering sweetness of orange and caramel.
Mouthfeel has a medium body and moderate carbonation.
Considering the name of the beer, I expected more coffee flavor. But its subtle use does allow the rest of the palate its place. Give the style, hops could have a greater presence but otherwise, the Hotbox Coffee IPA is easy to drink and enjoy.
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