Money - Barrier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 7.91%
Wants: 16
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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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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Ratings: 135 | Reviews: 18
Reviews by LarryK:
Photo of LarryK
4.92/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of dar482
4.6/5  rDev +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.

Photo of Jwburns75
4.17/5  rDev -3%
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.

Photo of misilanious
4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Photo of metter98
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of plaid75
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of smorris291
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Super citrusy nose. Kind of like 3 Floyds Zombie Dust, but with a hoppier finish. Delicious

Photo of Rifugium
3.42/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Barrier

Poured a hazy yellow-orange color with a small bubbly white head; minimal retention and a few dots of lacing. Some citrusy hop notes in the aroma, but as with Bittersweet, there was an overpowering scent of body odor and dishwater, as if the glass was not properly cleaned. Maybe the aroma is actually better than I received, maybe not, but either way, seeing how I got this AT the brewery, there's really no excuse. I didn't get this aroma in any other beer except the APA and the IPA, and I find that suspicious. Fortunately, this aroma didn't really transfer to the taste (a little, but not much). Nice citrusy flavors, lemon was dominant to me, with lesser notes of tropical fruit and wildflowers, mild grainy malts. Body was light-medium, carbonation was full. A decent IPA overall, but still somewhat messy, especially that aroma.

Photo of mikeg67
3.77/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Growler. Pours hazy golden with a long lasting, foamy, white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of citrusy hops, biscuit malt and ripe fruit. Body is full and tangy. Taste is of citrusy hops, biscuit malt, ripe fruit, brown sugar and sesame seeds (?). Finish is long, very hoppy and grepefruity. Nice hoppy IPA.

Photo of BoardwalkBock
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Photo of cosmicevan
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

picked up a 64 oz fill of this yesterday locally, enjoyed from an IPA glass.

a - brew poured the standard transparent yellow orange with a fairly generous 3 fingers of big frothy head that left massive chunky lacing on the side of the glass and a head that hung out forever.

s - the nose is a bit musty, but dominated by soft citric notes. a bit sweaty and sticky.

t - really smooth and tasty IPA. great hops, nice balance...while still being hop forward. it isn't an all out hop assault, but it is hopped in the way that a good ipa should be. fruity citric with soft bitterness.

m - medium to full bodied...great carb...really solid ipa. some bitterness on the tail of the finish, but not much.

o - overall, SUPER solid IPA from the locals. one of the better american ipas i've had, especially locally produced. is it the best one from long island? i dunno...i was really blown away by field 5 and wet hopped massive from GSB, but this one is up there.

Photo of PVMT
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler fill from Barrier Brewing Company on 3/14/15.

Photo of brentk56
4.51/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives with a clear goldenrod color capped by an inch of foam; a few strands of lacing are left behind

Smell: Really juicy aromatics with citrusy grapefruit, tropical fruit and floral tones

Taste: Opens with a juicy and bright grapefruit citrus flavor with developing tropical fruit and pine flavors; after the swallow, a hint of bready malt emerges but this is one juicy beer with considerable bitterness in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: This is a first rate juicy San Diego style IPA; really terrific

Photo of JGam115
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

December 2014. Their best batch yet. Still green veggie upfront, but fades quickly into juicy cactus pear, guava and melon.

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sharp beer. Pine is here for sure. Mild grass as the faintest accent. Kind of a vibrant pine thing overall. Overly aggressive carbonation. But overall the beer is sweet. Totally dig it.

Photo of mdfb79
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 09/22/13 notes. Had this on tap at The Jeffrey on the UES in NYC...new bar, which is very cool. $7 for a 16oz. pour in a pint glass.

a - Pours a hazy, bright yellow color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells pine hops, citrus hops, grapefruit, tropical fruits, fruity malts, lemon, earthy notes, floral hops, and mango. Nose is super dank and heavy on the pine. Awesome fresh, hoppy nose to it.

t - Tastes of tropical fruits, mangos, pine hops, fruity malts, grapefruit, lemon, citrus, fruity malts, and bready malts. Taste again is super dank with a lot of tropical fruits to it.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. A very light bitterness to it but not bad at all for an IPA.

o - Overall I've had about 10 different Barrier beers at this point, and this is by far the best one from them that I've had. It is a really good IPA chalk full of pine and tropical fruits, but with little bitterness. A great beer I'd love to have again and would recommend.

Photo of Pete_IV
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

solid ipa from barrier brewing, top notch as with everything they put out. Just had a draught pour, a nice clear golden color with citrus smells and flavors.

Photo of 2Xmd
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this from a growler fill at a local bottle shop.

Appearance: clear golden yellow with a small frothy head.
Smell: Strong citrus smell off the bat.
Taste: lots of citrus, orange, grapefruit and a resiny bitterness at the finish.
Mouthfeel: sticky orangey bitterness.
Overall: Been waiting a while to try this. It disappears fast when tapped at the brewery. Luckily found it on a growler fill at a nearby beer store. Great IPA for Long Island which seems to be lacking in that category. I love citrusy IPA and also bitter, resiny, piney IPAs and this is a nice mix of the two.

Money from Barrier Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.