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Barfly India Pale Ale - Barley Island Brewing Company

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149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Barley Island Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
STYLE American IPA
MALT 2-Row, Global Vienna, Carahell, Victory, Flaked Barley
HOP Summit, Citra, Amarillo, Cascade
ABV 6.5
IBU 70
SRM 8

(Beer added by: rdailey76 on 07-12-2006)
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67couple

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

06-04-2013 19:39:53 | More by 67couple
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MarshMan71

Illinois

4.36/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just tried this at US Cellular Field found at a small craft station of mid west brewers. Thanks to some advice from some fellow BA'ers ... after reading reviews and enjoying this I think it's a seriously underrated brew. Mouthfeel is great, tastes of citrus and pine, bitterness I wasn't expecting kinda sneaks up on you and then lingers in the back of your mouth. I know this is a very small brewer but cant wait to sample future offerings. Definitely a solid brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 12:51:57 | More by MarshMan71
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Durge

Connecticut

3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This twelve-ouncer has admittedly been sitting in my fridge for at least a year and finally I'll give it a try. It's a dark but clear copper color with a modest bit of white head and just scant traces of lacing. The aroma is fairly pungent and full of deep caramel honey with a slighlty boozy vanilla malt. Seems like it will taste extremely sweet and the hop character is difficult to identify, perhaps a bit of herbal-pine. The flavor offers a little more of the hop bitterness you expect from an IPA, though it's still muted and hard to put a finger on. The theme remains more heavily in the malt/vanilla/caramel sweetness. At first it all seems a bit too shy of a true IPA mark but perhaps it's just a different kind of an IPA, one that works the malt sweetness elements more vigorously. There's almost a sweet whisky idea here. Any hops are mild and somewhat overshadowed, closer to pineapple than pine. The body is medium light but it has a nearly resinous, slightly syrupy feel with very subtle carbonation. Based on the aroma I was ready for a drain pour, not so much because it smelled horrible but just because it didn't offer what I expect from an IPA. But, although I wouldn't really care to revisit this brew, it's definitely worth a try if you are open to something a little different for the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 03:40:28 | More by Durge
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whoneeds8

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.7%

04-18-2013 03:13:21 | More by whoneeds8
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BRD14

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.7%

04-16-2013 03:29:39 | More by BRD14
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neckbracesub

Indiana

4/5  rDev +11.7%

03-28-2013 13:15:11 | More by neckbracesub
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Punkyg0608

Missouri

4/5  rDev +11.7%

03-13-2013 20:39:49 | More by Punkyg0608
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Bestie_Ge

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

03-10-2013 01:18:06 | More by Bestie_Ge
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jt31914

Michigan

4.28/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice smell. Sweet honey and light hops. Delicious taste and smooth And refreshing mouthfeel. A solid ipa, but not sensational. I would definitely recommend it and think it is worth a buy. The beer has Very light Hop flavor and a nicE malt profile. I wouldn't mind more hours, but it is still delicious

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 05:18:47 | More by jt31914
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beaker30

Indiana

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I really enjoyed it. My sister-in-law gave me a bottle in a pick-six for Christmas. I was pleasantly surprised by the nose--some citrus, very clean, with a hint of sweetness. It made me want to drink it.

It seemed lighter, a little "happier" than some of the other IPAs--less aggressive. I love IPAs, but sometimes they're bitter just to be bitter. This was a nice, smooth, very drinkable beer. I'll definitely have it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 02:37:46 | More by beaker30
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poogas

Indiana

4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-16-2012 00:11:08 | More by poogas
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ironwill54


3/5  rDev -16.2%

11-28-2012 21:18:18 | More by ironwill54
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durlta

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

11-28-2012 03:08:34 | More by durlta
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illini4x4


3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

11-12-2012 01:10:53 | More by illini4x4
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bzach

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-21-2012 05:30:08 | More by bzach
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jakea

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +11.7%

10-20-2012 02:51:27 | More by jakea
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coz

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-01-2012 00:48:01 | More by coz
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freewill35

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

09-26-2012 01:11:26 | More by freewill35
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blackcompg

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from their 12oz bottle...

Appearance - Pours a gorgeous slightly hazed orange amber with a finger of bumpy cumulus eggshell head, nice lacing at the end of the session.

Smell - Tropical fruits, pineapple, floral hops.

Taste - Really nice flavors of tart citrus peels and floral hops, a nice malt backbone with some light sweetness to balance, finishes with some nice grapefruit pith and some bitter earthiness.

Mouthfeel - Nearly medium with full flavors, carb is in the lighter side and very smooth, which really lets the floral hops blom on the tongue, nice dryness at the end.

Overall - Another good ipa with some great floral and earthy hop flavors going on, citrus is there but almost exclusively grapefruit. The balance is really nice on this, give this one a try.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2012 03:18:30 | More by blackcompg
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kuestegg


3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

09-24-2012 00:58:37 | More by kuestegg
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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

08-27-2012 18:44:46 | More by xdefeatsy
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eschuldt

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.7%

07-20-2012 14:05:43 | More by eschuldt
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glowsun

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

07-11-2012 23:22:43 | More by glowsun
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brbrocc

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

07-05-2012 21:15:36 | More by brbrocc
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IndianapolisDrinker


4/5  rDev +11.7%

06-18-2012 05:55:41 | More by IndianapolisDrinker
Barfly India Pale Ale from Barley Island Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.