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Barley Wine - Ice Axe Grill / Mt. Hood Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 2
Hads: 4
Avg: 3.4
pDev: 17.35%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Ice Axe Grill / Mt. Hood Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Barleywine | 9.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: grumpy on 05-31-2008

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Reviews: 2 | Hads: 4
Reviews by cbarrett4:
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2.72/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from tap at brewery.

What an unimpressive barley-wine. This brew is super sweet, overly alcoholic, and aggressive it seems just for the sake of being so. The aromatics are nice, lots of fig, and fresh fruit, some sweets; but the palate is overly sweet with the alcohol punching you in the tongue and cheek.

I drink a lot of barley-wine, and this one doesn't come close to most (if in Portland, try the Full Sail barley-wine at their McCormick and Schmicks brewery).

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Photo of yeaprolly
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of grumpy
3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was not listed as the Old Battle Axe on the beer list, but I suppose it's possible that it was. Somehow, though, as I ponder Mt Hood Brewing, I doubt they would change the name and not the recipe. Just a hunch. Could be wrong...

Ap - light brown/amber, little head or lace

Ar - toffee, sweet pale malts, caramel, alcohol

Tst - pretty nice... toffee, caramel (much like the nose), and hoppy/alcoholic enough to suggest to me that it needs a little time to come together. Has great potential.

Mthfl - medium full, and a bit oily

Drnk - right now... so-so. In six months, I'm thinking this will be far too easy to drink for a high ABV beer.

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Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.25/5  rDev +25%

Barley Wine from Ice Axe Grill / Mt. Hood Brewing Co.
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