Hotbox Coffee IPA, an American IPA by Oskar Blues Brewery

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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.

Appearance

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

Aroma softly suggests coffee roast backed by tropical fruit. Toffee asserts itself as the beer warms.

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Flavor

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

Mouthfeel has a medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall

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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