Oskar Blues Hotbox Coffee IPA

I’ve been walking a lot more at work and my feet are really sore. I used to get the gel inserts because I walked a lot. I think I need to get new ones and that should help. Tonight’s beer is one that I was really interested to try. Let’s see how it was.

ABV: 7.2%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “An odd couple can make for some of the most incredibly unique tastiness. Take Hotbox Coffee IPA (7.2% ABV, 70 IBUs) for example – a piney, citrus, mango, Simcoe-hopped IPA and an infusion of cold brew extract made with Hotbox Roasters’ Ethiopian beans poppin’ with creamy blueberry and cacao notes.”

Random: This beer comes in at 70 IBUs.

The brew poured with a one finger, white head that was incredibly thick. It took forever to go away. The body was amber in color and slightly cloudy with a lot of carbonation visible, despite the haziness. The nose was light coffee that paired with pine. It had some blueberry and mango notes at the end. The taste was an interesting amalgam of cold brew coffee, blueberry and citrus. It had a touch of smoke along with unripe mango flesh at the end. The booze was completely hidden. It had a light body with generous carbonation. The finish was quick with blueberry and coffee. I picked this up awhile ago, so I’m not sure how much I paid for it. I enjoyed this beer a lot, especially the uniqueness of the blueberry flavor. Give this one a shot if it comes out again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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