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Dirty Helen Brown Ale - Barley Island Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

155 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Barley Island Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
STYLE Brown Ale
MALT Pale, Crystal 60, Munich, Carahell, Chocolate
HOP Tettnang, Challenger, Cascade, Glacier
ABV 5.2
IBU 25
SRM 21

(Beer added by: zerk on 03-28-2003)
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3.92/5  rDev +8.3%

PatrickKlopfenstein, Sep 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

myteam24, Sep 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Robloc303, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

seanstoneburner, Sep 03, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +13.8%

JVan, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

A little bitter for my tastes

cclark2, Aug 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

1jstafan, Aug 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

bigbluebeerguy, Aug 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

juzh12, Jul 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Gear54, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

connor4835, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

wrentmore, Jun 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

kvgomps, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of MaximalC
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky, translucent auburn color with a minimal beige head that soon settles into a thin ring of froth. Random patches of lacing adorn the glass as the beer descends. Aroma smells of caramel, chocolate, cough syrup, and citric hops.

The flavor presents strongly on both the malt and hop fronts, with plenty of caramel and grapefruit to match. Subtler nuances of milk chocolate and hazelnut can be found as well. There's also a vague juiciness that I can't quite put my finger on--not necessarily off-putting--just curious. The mouthfeel is light, creamy, and easy to drink, a good complement to the bright flavor profile.

Overall, this is a flavorful, drinkable brew that looks nice in the glass. There could be a little more cohesiveness among the varied flavors, but at least there is plenty of flavor to be had.

MaximalC, May 21, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Filabee, Apr 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Viperman1316, Mar 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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jabo134, Feb 22, 2014
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tommy5, Dec 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

ToddGingerich, Dec 29, 2013
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Dirty Helen Brown Ale from Barley Island Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.