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Barfly India Pale Ale - Barley Island Brewing Company

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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | 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:
Beer added by: rdailey76 on 07-12-2006

STYLE American IPA
MALT 2-Row, Global Vienna, Carahell, Victory, Flaked Barley
HOP Summit, Citra, Amarillo, Cascade
ABV 6.5
IBU 70
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Ratings: 160 | Reviews: 94
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3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

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3.07/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Pours a slightly hazy orange with two fingers of white head that fades into a thin cap with great lacing.

S: Some pineapple and grapefruit on the nose with hints of pine. It's all quite muted, though, and requires vigorous swirling.

T: Grapefruit and pine are strongest here, but there is also an odd nutty flavor that I tend to associate with brown ales. It's not bad, but a little weird. The finish is lightly bitter.

M: Medium body and carbonation that accents the hops well.

O: An alright IPA overall, though nothing great. The nose is too muted and the flavor is a little odd, but it's still drinkable.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Attractive semi-transparent amber, with an off-tan head. Medium single-finger lacing.

Aroma is a lovely bouquet of pine hoppy goodness. Delightful.

Taste is surprisingly sweet and malty up front, with a pine resin followthrough. Finishes with more maltiness. Though this isn't a bad IPA, it could stand to be a bit more heavily hopped. Still, an easily-sessionable and enjoyable IPA.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Body ours a murky yellow-brown and a whipped cream head. Bottle conditioned (unfiltered?). Darker than most, but that ain't bad. Earthy, bready, mushroomy aroma with hops that are on the woody side. Taste is interesting; moderately bitter hops with a little pine in the finish, but sweet toast and and Euro malt up front that support the chewy texture. A decent brew, though I prefer more of a West Coast IPA. This one has elements of German-tasting malts, which is nice, but the hops don't pop like they do in other brews. Citra hop bitterness is distinct.

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Barfly India Pale Ale from Barley Island Brewing Company
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