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Chatham 8 Barrel Super IPA - Chatham Brewing, LLC

Chatham 8 Barrel Super IPAChatham 8 Barrel Super IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

16 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 13.66%


Brewed by:
Chatham Brewing, LLC visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: plaid75 on 05-27-2010)
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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 8 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by zhooker:
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zhooker

New York

4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint glass fresh from the tap. A deep rich color somewhere between amber and copper, depending on the light, with a little haze in it. Nice creamy head on top, with great lacing as the drink disappears.

Very green, hoppy scent -- not overwhelming though. Belying its darker color, the aroma is floral and light, almost bouncy on the tongue. A very pleasureable nose, overall.

The brew is roasty and malty up front. The big malts it opens with are surprising (pleasantly so) for a supposedly "Super" IPA. The hops in the back of the mouth are subtle and rich, as more beer goes from front to back, it really comes into its own as a true-to-form IPA.

Mouthfeel is average but pleasing. None of the chalkiness or abrasiveness of other "Insert-Inflated-Adjective" IPAs. Very clean taste, and the deepness of the flavors from front to back lingers more than most.

This was my second pint of 8 Barrel Super IPA, and I would gladly come back for another. Extremely pleasureable, subtle, and drinkable brew. Given that this is only the second review for this brew, I suppose it's in pretty limited circulation. What a shame!

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2010 03:48:12 | More by zhooker
More User Reviews:
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metter98

New York

3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is very hazy dark amber in color. It poured with a half finger high off white head that has good retention properties and hardly died down, consistently leaving a thin head covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of pale malts are present in the nose along with hints of grassy hops and sourness.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has light flavors of pale malts along with hints of earthy yeast. No bitterness or hop flavors are perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes malty, but I don't get much in the way of hops. It is more like an imperial unhopped pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 00:24:51 | More by metter98
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smithj4

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

03-02-2014 00:19:46 | More by smithj4
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AdamElb

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-08-2013 02:39:36 | More by AdamElb
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victor19nyc

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

05-23-2013 20:43:00 | More by victor19nyc
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virinow

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

04-09-2013 00:28:50 | More by virinow
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BGsWo22

New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-01-2013 01:00:17 | More by BGsWo22
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phishbone23

New York

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

01-25-2013 14:39:02 | More by phishbone23
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CalebHiliadis

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-21-2012 01:56:26 | More by CalebHiliadis
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Billolick

New York

3.55/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler filled up at Green Growler Grocery in Croton-on Hudson, NY

Pours hazed darker amber, head is slight, but fine. Leaves a tiny bubble film, a collar and better then average bands of fine lacing.

Grainy hop in the nose along with maple malts.

Flavorful brew, with waves of maple malts cascading on the palate.

Malty...yes this is a malty brew...where oh where are the HOPS?? DIPA? c'mon now...compared to whats going on in the western states and even in places like Peekskill, NY (Shotgun Willy IPA) this one is not really packing the hop crunch that is setting the standard these days. This tastes more like an imperial amber...

Serving type: growler

12-30-2011 02:58:20 | More by Billolick
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foulhooked

New York

5/5  rDev +22%

11-30-2011 18:28:19 | More by foulhooked
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Lagerhouserules

New York

4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at a tasting and went home wanting more. Very, very fresh and surprisingly smooth for the 8% ABV. Nice balance of hops and malt. Appearance is a rust-copper. The head was a little lacking. Can't wait to see more from this up and coming brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2011 16:11:50 | More by Lagerhouserules
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ngeunit1

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark cloudy amber-red color with a finger of off-white frothy head. The head fades down to a ring around the glass leaving behind some lacing on the glass.

S - Aroma has a nice blend of caramel malts and piney hops in the background. The aroma gets a bit more potent and rich as the beer warms a bit with more hops coming through.

T - Starts off with a lot of rich roasted sweet caramel malt flavor and some grassy hops in the background. Through the middle the hop flavors gets a lot stronger with some nice bitterness and some fruity flavor. The finish is a mix of some hop flavor alongside the malts, some fruit, and just a hint of alcohol flavor which lingers nicely.

M - Medium bodied with moderate lively carbonation. Feels fairly smooth and just a touch syrupy. Finish is really nice and a bit dry with a bit of alcohol warming.

D - Very drinkable. Flavors are not perfectly balanced, but there is a nice mix and a bit different then a normal DIPA, maybe more of a Strong Ale. Really enjoyable though.

Serving type: growler

04-18-2011 00:59:05 | More by ngeunit1
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modernartblues

Connecticut

2.55/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - Deep amber, very red. minimal head, minimal lacing

S - nothing, nadda, no hoppiness

T - still getting nothing from this beer. maybe a bit of bitterness, light hop notes at the end, but still nothing. super disappointed in this beer. Not sure, if was an old keg/bad tap line or what, but I don't get this beer.

M - A little light for a DIPA, but not too bad.

D - Fine. Goes down pretty easy, could knock down a couple. Just super disappointed for the style.

Super disappointed. Saw the ratings on here and had high expectations, but came away without my hop fix.

Serving type: on-tap

10-10-2010 22:01:36 | More by modernartblues
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schlazzgraft

New York

4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Filled up my growler from these guys in chatham today, gives true meaning to the term microbrewery. anyone who lives in the area should stop by - if you can find the place!

A - Deep amber, with reddish/mahogany tones. Slightly hazy. It poured into my glass with a thin head, dissipated fairly quickly.

S - Surprisingly subtle, caramely sweetness with some piny hoppiness in the background.

T - Sweet and malty up front, fairly dark flavor and pretty complex. Turns into a nice tingly hop bite after a while. The flavor lingers forever!

M - Pretty much what you'd expect... a bit creamy and not too carbonated

D - The strength and heaviness of it makes it a bit tough to drink all night, but very enjoyable to sip on. Overall another great beer from this place

Serving type: growler

08-14-2010 20:26:06 | More by schlazzgraft
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plaid75

New York

4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Dive Bar, NYC.

Poured a murky dark copper hue with a two finger frothy off white head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured an oily piney hop and some caramel.

The taste was upfront resinouse pine and citrus with a robust soft sweetness toward the finish.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a full bodied yet user friendly DIPA.

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2010 22:45:04 | More by plaid75
Chatham 8 Barrel Super IPA from Chatham Brewing, LLC
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