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Barfly India Pale Ale - Barley Island Brewing Company

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Barfly India Pale AleBarfly India Pale Ale

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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | 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

(Beer added by: rdailey76 on 07-12-2006)
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Ratings: 155 | Reviews: 92 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

kuestegg, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of xdefeatsy
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

xdefeatsy, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of eschuldt
4/5  rDev +11.7%

eschuldt, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of glowsun
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

glowsun, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of brbrocc
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

brbrocc, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of n2185
3.08/5  rDev -14%
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.

n2185, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of rwilde
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

rwilde, May 27, 2012
Photo of ctrevino
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

ctrevino, May 13, 2012
Photo of familydude
5/5  rDev +39.7%

familydude, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of countchunkula
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

countchunkula, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of antoines15
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

antoines15, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of ParraPalliative
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

ParraPalliative, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of secondtooth
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

secondtooth, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of thlewisvi
4/5  rDev +11.7%

thlewisvi, Mar 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

SnatchyMcPants, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of LJWalker
3/5  rDev -16.2%

LJWalker, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of barnzy78
4/5  rDev +11.7%

barnzy78, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of cosmonick
4/5  rDev +11.7%

cosmonick, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of tapman
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

tapman, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev +11.7%

brandoman63, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of Another6Pack
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Another6Pack, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of suspect
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Received in an in-person trade from my buddy Todd.

A: Crystal clear amber color. Aggressive head pours a 2 finger head that disappears in a few minutes.

S: Nice smell, decent hop presence, definitely solid malty presence that actually makes this one of the more malty IPAs I've ever had.

T: Follows the nose pretty much directly. Nice hop bitterness, definitely piney with a quick malt pickup.

M: Light body, sticky mouthfeel. Perfectly carbonated.

O: A good IPA, not great, but good. Solid effort from this brewery that was unknown to me before today.

suspect, Jul 27, 2011
Photo of glid02
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle via trade with GCurlow – much obliged!

Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a white head that leaves decent lacing.

Smells of grainy pale malts with good amounts of light pine hops, backed by heavier earthy hop aromas.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Slightly dry pale malts up front are joined quickly by earthy hops that turn the flavor profile more bitter. Midway through slight amounts of herbal and pine hops come into play, carrying through to a moderately bitter ending. Mouthfeel is good, with solid carbonation.

Overall nothing stood out about this beer; it could almost be passed off as a light amber. Not worth turning down if offered but certainly not worth seeking.

glid02, Jul 06, 2011
Photo of Georgiabeer
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Gregg for a sharing a bottle of this with me at the Brick Store Pub. Pours a hazy amber with a grainy head and some scant lacing. Aromas of clean grain at the start, followed by a pleasant bitter earthiness. The taste is a bit soft to start, followed by a growing earthy bitterness that creeps up on you. If this were a little less grainy, the hops would shine a bit more. probably not the hop profile most people are looking for in an IPA, but I found it pleasant enough.

Georgiabeer, Jun 26, 2011
Barfly India Pale Ale from Barley Island Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.