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Money - Barrier Brewing Company

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Reviews: 24
Hads: 159
Avg: 4.31
pDev: 19.72%
Wants: 20
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Barrier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: plaid75 on 07-09-2012

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Reviews by BoardwalkBock:
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I've been drinking this beer since it's original rendition, about 2 years ago. Since then, the recipe has changed once or twice. It's about time I give this bad boy a review.

A: Beautiful dark yellow-strawish color with a nice lacing around the edges. Transparent as transparent can be.

S: Loads of delicious citrus, pine and grapefruit.

T: Here is where the beer excels and soars above its competition. Holy crap. Tons of citrus, pine, grapefruit. Good malt backbone. This is what holy water should taste like.

M: Medium bodied, long lasting but not overpowering bitterness that lingers on the tongue in a very pleasant way.

O: By far the best IPA being produced in New York to date. This baby can compete with it's west coast counterparts, and probably exceeds many of them. Barrier is a solid brewery, producing extraordinary IPA's like Money. This beer comes and goes so quick, but luckily I live within 10 mins of the brewery and always make sure to get a few growlers when it's back on the tap line. The brewery just expanded it's tap room as well, and made a new bar with ~10 beers on tap per day (rotating daily). Barrier is stepping it's game up and I don't doubt for a second will be one of the top breweries of 2014 if they get their distribution up and bottling in full effect.

In the end, ITS MONEY BABY.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tempest
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had a glass at Top Hops in LES. It's a rich, hazy IPA with a pungent character. The hops are big and juicy with stacked grapefruit, tangerine, orange peel, and peach. Appropriately drinkable for a 7.3% West Coast style IPA. Go find yourself a pint, you won't regret it.

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Photo of dar482
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a light hazy orange.

The aroma has a blast of Citra, pineapple, and citrus peel.

The flavor follows with huge citrus, a light mango, a really light white bready malt in the middle with a touch of herbal on the end. The beer is extremely clean drinking without much bitterness on the back

This IPA is a Citra bomb and easily one of the best IPAs brewed in New York.

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Photo of TomMorris
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Went to an excellent beer tasting event at Decicco's in Brewster, NY and found this beer to be an excellent surprise. After the ridiculously good Sip of Sunshine from Lawson's and Hill Farmstead's Double Citra, this was pretty soundly my third favorite of the dozen or so IPA's they were sampling.

Appearance: Standard IPA look here; golden yellow with tons of carbonation. My pour yielded a pretty sizable head all the way up to the brim of my 5-ounce tasting glass. Not as hazy many other East-Coast IPAs complexion, but certainly a few notches more opaque than completely see-through.

Nose: Brilliant dank and musty hop aromas up front followed by citrus and some spicy herb.

Taste: Manages to pack a wallop of hop flavors without being overly-aggressive or bitter. Everything in the nose makes an appearance. Just a fantastically complex and flavorful brew that drinks surprisingly easy.

Mouthfeel: Nice prickly carbonation that supports a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Finishes dry with some great lingering bitterness.

Overall: I was very impressed with this beer. I would purchase this all the time if I could find it more easily. A few days after the event, I went and purchased a growler of KBS and had to pick up some of this as well as soon as I saw it was still on tap. Well worth your time!

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Photo of Phigg1102
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer packs in a ton of pungent dank hop goodness! Fairly light in color, next to the aroma I would have expected a big hazy glass of OJ. Lots of grapefruit and floral notes in the aroma and taste. Body is bit thinner than I would have expected as well but it's honestly an interesting sensory trick drinking this beer. Tons of hop flavor packed into a lighter bodied beer.

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Photo of Pahn
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Literary experiment: instead of reviewing from notes, here are my notes:

barrier money

fucking hop juice
dank as shit

3.75 appearance: clear orange. decent retention. spotty lacing

5.0 smell: glorious citra aroma dank pungent little smokey some orange and melon. aroma only found in extremely fresh hopppy beer. keeping my nose to it throughout

4.5 taste: huge succulent hop flavor and heavy IBU keeping the 7% sweetness in check. malt backbone is bold and boozy, no subtle grain or airy bread: slick hot and sweet. that smokiness that really well done citra beers have cuts the sweet along with ample bitterness and layers and layers of fresh, pungent and citrusy hop goodness.

like less boozy (but still aggressive) seeking alpha with better, cleaner (and danker) hop flavor.

4.0 mouthfeel: full side of medium bodied. moderate carbonation. slick but with welcomely high bitterness and some juiciness. mild dryness in finish competing with the booze

4.75 overall: why do we sleep on barrier so much? this isnt the first utterly fantastic beer ive had from them.

not a trendy session ipa (a trend i love, by the by)... but i was in a pretty shitty mood when i got on the train and this was exactly the hop punch in the face i wanted when i overpaid the guy in grand central.

memorably excellent beer

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.89/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shared a fresh growler tonight with a beer pal. Poured into snifter, aggressive pour, huge head. Lacing like a mother. Most Barrier beers are pretty transparent but Money had a light but hazy color to it. Not getting much in the nose, not particularly piney or floral or citrusy. My buddy says it reminds him of spaghetti. Taste is full on veggie/onions/garlic, big time. I think it seems somewhat Belgian-y for some reason. Not your typical East Coast IPA. Mouthfeel is rich, no pun intended. Barrier's IPAs are pretty good, this one is probably barely their best. Solid.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of misilanious
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Clear light golden.
Piney and sweet nose.
Light malt base, damn good hop profile.... pine, lots of citrus, mid level bitterness, crap ton of tropical fruit flavors here.... mango, orange, pineapple .. reminds me if galaxy hops
Mouthfeel light to mid heavyness, very light carbonation... perfect for this style of ipa at 7.3% abv.
Drank from a Spiegelau ipa glass (hop heads should have this)
Overall such an amazing ipa that reminds me of a mix of a midwest ipa and northern ipa from America. I will get this anytime I see this, you should too.

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4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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Money from Barrier Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.