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Barley's Centennial India Pale Ale - Barley's Brewing Company

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Barley's Centennial India Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
88
very good

38 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Barley's Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Wildman on 07-19-2002)
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Osiris9588

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a Barley's growler, it's a murky gold golden darkened by a bronze tint. The two finger white head is very creamy, showing solid retention and delivering ample lacing. A barrage of bubbles illustrates the good carbonation, which is never a given out of a growler.

The fragrant aroma is dominated by sweet hops, with some grapefruit, grass and basil--very herbal. The flavor is of subtle citrus and spice, a little fruit, caramel malt, yeast and then the Centennial hops kick in with a bitter vengence.

The mouth is full and complex, starting out light and bright, smoothing into a patch of malt and yeast cut by the first flutter of hops, and then finishes out dry and bitter, all hopped up on the back palate. It's well balanced, and the hoppy finish isn't overkill.

This beer would be highly drinkable for any fan of IPAs, though maybe not so much for detractors of the style. At a temp of about 50 degress F, this a great beer. It makes me glad that Barley's Ale House #2 is practically in my backyard.

Serving type: growler

09-19-2006 01:38:14 | More by Osiris9588
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A- hazy yellow with a white head that quickly disapates

S- nice fresh fruity hops. Kind of have to force smell though

T-very citrusy and smooth. Nit over powering ans just right

M-medium body and smooth. Layer of hops just sits on your tounge

O-good ipa. Would have again

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A wonderfully murky, dark orange color. Not much head poured with it, but there was a decent enough lacing to indicate carbonation not a problem here.

Scent of caramel malt and hints of citrus with an herbal hoppiness as well.

Sweet orange & grapefruit with a bitter hop kick from the Centennials. Juicy, with a bone-dry finish.

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TurdFurgison

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The aroma of centenial hops and a little sweet malt, pretty evenly matched in strength for a well balanced sensory hit. Luckily I don't really taste the caramel malts, at least until the aftertaste, the hops lead as they should. Mildly bitter, almost a little chalky.

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Barley's Centennial India Pale Ale from Barley's Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.