Japas Cervejaria | Kōhī

Japas Cervejaria | Kōhī

Japas and Dádiva have joined to pay a beer homage to all the workers of the coffee industry in Brazil. The first japanese immigrants that settled themselves in São Paulo have contributed to the enormous coffee expansion in the country. The result of this homage is Kōhī (coffee in japanese), a New England Double IPA, powerful and aromatic, that has the addition of Dekopon 1 and Coffee. (Source: Loosely translated from the brewery's social networks.)

  • Beer: Kōhī
  • Style: American IPA (29B. Fruit and Spice Beer - 21A. American IPA with coffee and dekopon)
  • ABV: 7.6%
  • IBU: N/A
  • Brewery:
  • Look: yellow-to-golden color, turbid, with a good white head formation that leaves marks on the glass;
  • Aroma: an unexpected mix of tangerine-like citric and coffee aromas. The coffee is more present, but the light sweetness of the fruitiness appears as a secondary note. Light herbal also appears, as a complementary aroma.
  • Taste: on the palate, it’s exactly the opposite of what happens on the aroma: the tangerine-like notes are what dominates the taste of this beer. Light herbal notes join the citric aroma in a pleasant way. As a secondary note, light coffee notes appear, lasting in the aftertaste along with the herbal notes.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-high body, medium-high carbonation and a dry and short finish;
  • Overall: Great American IPA. I wasn’t expected to be so surprised by it, but I really liked the combination of coffee and citric fruitiness in a hopped beer. Underrated beer.
This beer review was made by somebody which is studying every day to be a better beer drinker but, despite that, isn't a specialist or a beer sommelier. In advance, pardon for any gaffe. If you have any corrections or suggestions, please mail me.
  1. Type of tangerine (Reticulata dekopon) that is an hybrid of the ponkan tangerine and the kyomi orange. It's seedless and very sweet.