Oil City - Barrier Brewing Company
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3.2/5 rDev -13.7%
Had this in cask.
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.
citrusy hops. Thats it.
Very bitter and very hoppy. With some roasted malt flavor.
light body but a bit too acerbic to my tongue.
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
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
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
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
Oil City from Barrier Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.