Money - Barrier Brewing Company
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Ratings: 99 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by LarryK:
4.93/5 rDev +15.5%
I’d been loosely familiar with Barrier’s offerings prior to Superstorm Sandy, which caused $100,000 in damages to the brewery last fall. Fortunately, due in part to the help of its local brewery brethren, Barrier managed to get back on its feet incredibly quickly and was back to delivering kegs around the city about two months later.
During the past few months I’ve enjoyed pretty much everything I’ve had from Barrier, from its Unimperial IPA, to Evil Giant IPA and Ruckus IPA, all of which shared substantially more of a west coast flavor profile than I’ve come to expect from my local east coast breweries.
In a similar vein, Money is a game-changer in my book, and finally announces to the world that yes, a New York brewer can make a world-class, hopped-to-heaven India Pale Ale. In fairness, Peekskill – who many now recognize as doing the best beer work in the State of New York at the moment – has a couple of terrific IPAs under its belt as well, but I think Money tops Eastern Standard.
Appearance: Beautiful, classic IPA-orange.
Smell: Huge citrus aroma; calls to mind the best-of-best when it comes to Citra beasts, including Zombie Dust.
Taste: This is a big boy IPA with a massive citrusy/tropical/spicy flavor due to what I initially thought might have been Riwaka, Motueka, or Citra/Simcoe, but I thought it might have been the former due to the heavy dose of tropical notes. However, Barrier later confirmed to me that the hops are a combination of Amarillo, Citra, Cascade and Simcoe.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, full-bodied, spicy, piney.
Overall: As mentioned at the beginning, it’s incredibly refreshing to see an east coast brewer brew an IPA that not only hangs with its west coast compatriots, but in many cases exceeds them. While there are several challengers to the throne, at this point in time I feel comfortable saying this is the best single IPA being brewed in New York State right now.
04-25-2013 19:55:10 | More by LarryK
More User Reviews:
4.7/5 rDev +10.1%
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.
11-22-2013 23:32:04 | More by misilanious
4.21/5 rDev -1.4%
On-tap at Alewife, Long Island City, NY
A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has slight hues of amber with no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that died down leaving a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose along with hints of tropical fruits.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of citrusy hops along with some notes of tropical fruits. A moderate to high amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Selecting this IPA is "money"—it's easy to drink and packed with lots of aromas and flavors.
03-08-2014 17:52:27 | More by metter98
4.23/5 rDev -0.9%
Poured a light brass hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.
The smell featured resinous aromas of pepper and tropical fruit.
The taste consisted of a balmy hop spice atop a grainy light caramel malt. The hops were assertive and prickly with elements of apricot, pineapple and pepper.
The mouthfeel was full and satisfying.
Overall a full flavored hop forward hefty IPA.
07-09-2012 19:22:11 | More by plaid75
Money from Barrier Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.