Barfly India Pale Ale - Barley Island Brewing Company
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Reviews by taylorhamrick:
3.53/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a nice copper color, fairly clear, but a little haze. The head is almost minimal, kind of 1cm at its peak, but fades fast, leaving only a tiny ring of carbonation. Almost no lacing. The smell is pretty nice. Starts out with some nice floral, kind of herbal hops, some nice powdery malt, with a little bit of crackery dryness, a little toasted. There's also a kind of leafy presence, maybe a little citrus rind. The taste kind of follows suit. It starts with a little bit of hop bitterness, moves to a nice malt balance, a bit of sweetness, then comes back with some floral hops, a bit of resin, a tiny bit of orange citrus presence. There seems to be a few little things that aren't quite as good as they could be, but a bit better than average. The mouthfeel is nice. A good crisp carbonation, a nice tickle, moving to a bite, pretty good body, I'd say it's around medium. And the drinkability is nice. Decent flavor, nice, easy drinker, but nothing to really wow you. I could see myself revisiting, but definitely not a standard. Just a good, kind of normal, but better than average IPA.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2009 23:48:33 | More by taylorhamrick
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2.15/5 rDev -39.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
I was unimpressed with this brew. It had a fairly standard look to it but the beer felt kind of thin and the flavor was mostly astringent with none of the positives I usually experience in an ipa. Very little malt, lots of round bitter but no sharpness, very little hop flavor and not much on the nose. There is no bottle dating to work with so it is possible that this was an old and abused bottle. However, as it stood the beer was not worth the effort in getting it.
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2014 02:59:56 | More by vishneda
Barfly India Pale Ale from Barley Island Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.