Sure, it’s not the first cold press coffee collaboration beer, but then again this isn’t the usual coffee-infused stout or porter—it’s an IPA.
Rogue Ales of Newport, Oregon, which is known for brewing untraditional beers, created Cold Brew IPA to experiment with the bold flavors of cold press coffee and hops. According to the brewery’s description, the beer opens with a “huge hit of rich coffee aroma that is balanced by a not-so-subtle hop punch” which transitions seamlessly from one flavor to the other.
The 7.2% ABV and 82 IBU IPA is made with Stumptown’s Cold Brew Coffee, which is cold-brewed for over 12 hours and then double filtered for a smooth, complex brew, as well as Rogue Farms grown hops.
“These are two of my favorite things,” said Rogue brewmaster John Maier in a press release. “I would describe it as Oregon IPA meets Oregon Cold Brew Coffee.”
Rogue Cold Brew IPA will available on draft and in 22-ounce bottles nationwide in April.