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Bulkhead Red - Barrier Brewing Company

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Bulkhead Red
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88
very good

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 7.34%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Barrier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hoppymcgee on 10-31-2010)
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ripweblo

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-30-2012 12:10:50 | More by ripweblo
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csmartin6

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-24-2013 19:33:44 | More by csmartin6
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renegadeburger

New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev +6.8%

been seeing these beers pop up around brooklyn and manhattan lately i never see them in new jersey though i wonder if they will ever get out to the garden state

anyways this is the first one that i tried from barrier and they are definitely off to a great start in my book this beer poured beautiful deep amber color a true red actually with great head on the thop and lots of lacing and foam

taste was delicious definitely had a lot of sweetness and caremal in it but wait there is also a lot of hops in there too really big punchy hops that are strong and up in the front and also on the way down

lots of full-bodied creaminess for sure really a complex nice beer a perfect pint i ended up having three of them in a row

would try this again for sure

07-03-2011 00:43:36 | More by renegadeburger
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1BeerToRuleThemAll

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-28-2014 01:33:03 | More by 1BeerToRuleThemAll
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-16-2014 20:56:16 | More by Griffith
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snowmaggedon

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-05-2013 23:15:09 | More by snowmaggedon
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Bieniek30

New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

05-11-2013 12:36:17 | More by Bieniek30
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pjkelley82

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-02-2014 19:05:13 | More by pjkelley82
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.3%

Had on tap at Bierkraft in Brooklyn, NY.

A: Dark amber/brown with a spiny/swirly type head. At first I thought I saw a ton of hop sediment up and down the sides of the glass but it was just bubbles.

S: Fruity - grapefruit and apricot. You can also tell this beer has a nice hoppy backbone to it.

T: Spot on. Really hoppy, really bitter - a man's IPA. This one is loaded with flavors - fresh hops up front, straight bitterness in the middle, and a fruity finish.

M: Finely carbonated and a little thicker than your standard amber.

D: Really surprised this is only 6.5%.

Overall, I'm starting to like these new guys - Bravo Barrier!

10-31-2010 19:52:50 | More by hoppymcgee
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campfirebrew

New York

3.8/5  rDev -3.8%

08-15-2014 01:23:05 | More by campfirebrew
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Amalak

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

09-29-2013 21:26:01 | More by Amalak
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cestlavie

New York

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

07-07-2012 04:24:20 | More by cestlavie
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WeisGuy

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-23-2014 14:19:17 | More by WeisGuy
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BColton1

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

03-04-2013 00:53:15 | More by BColton1
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JonAdams

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-03-2014 23:42:27 | More by JonAdams
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plaid75

New York

4.47/5  rDev +13.2%

Poured a medium amber hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a vibrant resinous piney hop with a grainy caramel malt.

The taste consisted of a powerful pine and grapefruit with a moderate malt and residual hop.

The mouthfeel was typical if the style.

Overall a very tasty hopped up amber.

12-21-2010 02:24:09 | More by plaid75
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tabhill

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-18-2014 02:32:43 | More by tabhill
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david18

New York

3.85/5  rDev -2.5%

This was one of a couple of Barrier beers that I sampled on a recent trip to Rattle and Hum in New York City. I like red ales when they're strong and hoppy. Not so much when they are really just amber ales. This was somewhat in between the two.

Color was a red/amber with a good amount of carbonation and two-plus fingers of head.

Aroma had a good amount of hops which was well balanced with the malt presence.

Flavor was also surprisingly hoppy but well balanced.

Overall a very good beer that I will definitely have again if i come across it.

03-30-2011 18:41:05 | More by david18
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frankthetank86

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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Hirshi

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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BoardwalkBock

New York

3.68/5  rDev -6.8%

Growler poured into DFH pint glass. Glad to see bulkhead back into the mix. I believe they changed the recipe since last time I've had it.

Nice dark amber color. Red when held to the light.

Biscuity toasty malt quickly followed by hoppy resin, pine and citrus aromas.

Taste is very similar to the smell but is a bit more hoppy.

Medium bodied, well carbonated, decent bitterness.

Another solid offering from my favorite brewery in Long Island.

09-22-2013 22:52:07 | More by BoardwalkBock
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Teddy-Pickles

Connecticut

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District of Columbia

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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

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clay23

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

06-23-2013 14:29:43 | More by clay23
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Bulkhead Red from Barrier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.