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Oil City - Barrier Brewing Company

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Oil City
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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 15.9%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Barrier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dragonWhale on 04-22-2011)
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Reviews by VonZipper:
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VonZipper

New York

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

03-25-2012 16:57:06 | More by VonZipper
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Bieniek30

New York

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

03-16-2014 00:51:53 | More by Bieniek30
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bonbini26

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.1%

02-20-2012 03:34:33 | More by bonbini26
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

10-21-2013 22:51:49 | More by Dylanjf
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bugaboo416

New York

3.2/5  rDev -13.7%

Had this in cask.

A
It was labeled as a unfiltered black IPA but I don't think any amount of filtering would have made this a black IPA. Muddy brown at best. It also had alot of specs of something (yeast? grain?) floating in it. It did have a decent head to it.

S
citrusy hops. Thats it.

T
Very bitter and very hoppy. With some roasted malt flavor.

M
light body but a bit too acerbic to my tongue.

O
I wouldn't try this again from the same cask but I would like to see how this tastes in a year from now. Perhaps their recipe will change. It wouldn't win any beauty pagaents but the taste wasn't that bad.

07-06-2011 17:23:53 | More by bugaboo416
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-06-2014 17:13:27 | More by WeisGuy
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plaid75

New York

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

On draft at the brewery.

Poured a jet black hue with a one finger foamy tan head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a resinous piney hop and roasted malt.

The taste offered an initial punch of vibrant pine with a secondary roasted malt, with the accompanying elements of charcoal and black coffee.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a very well made black ale.

01-16-2014 15:30:15 | More by plaid75
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New York

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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JStans12

New York

4.48/5  rDev +20.8%

Black with a creamy lingering head. Plenty of floral hops in the nose and on the tongue. Roastyness is there but subtle. Light and smooth with a bitter finish that combines hops and burnt malts. Easily the best Barrier beer I have tried. Possibly the best black ipa.

02-23-2013 04:25:08 | More by JStans12
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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Mypintishalffull

New York

2.05/5  rDev -44.7%

Ok something is wrong here. This was served to me as a black ipa but it was murky brown in color. Server said that is normal but I think there was too much yeast. Aroma confirmed it. Had a chalk like smell. Seemed way out of place. Hop aroma was there but not in front because it was overpowered. Then the taste was too. Chalky and bogged down by a roasted flavor. Really I was not enjoying this one at all. Was going to get a growler but glad I settled for a pint instead. Going to try different one if their brews.

NOT DIGGING OIL CITY

07-03-2011 03:05:02 | More by Mypintishalffull
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New York

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Oil City from Barrier Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.