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Zythossaurus - Barrier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 19.24%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Barrier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: RandomBattle on 03-31-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Altoon88, Jan 04, 2014
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3.63/5  rDev -1.6%

Bomber bottle (February 2013)

Pours clouded darker dull looking amber. Minor khaki head and next to no lace.

Nose is loaded with sweet malt, and ample hops. Also some alcohol shines through.

Big and bold, decent balance between a load of malt and ample hop dryness. Problem I'm having is that is on the boozy side. With alcohol fueled lime flashes from midway all through the finish.

Love the style but not in love with this take on it....

Billolick, May 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

virinow, Apr 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Griffith, Jan 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Mike, Jun 15, 2013
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4.04/5  rDev +9.5%

The bottle top is dipped in wax.

A. A fairly dark caramel color that is completely opaque and thick, syrupy. Some tan head with a bit of lacing.

S. Lemony hop scent to it.

T/M. It is quite sweet. There's a good banana taste with a grassy undertone. There's a butterscotch. It is full-bodied. It is very smooth, feels heavy. Almost like a hoppy stout.

O. This would be perfect for aging. It has an intense taste, flavorful. I really like it. It's heavy but sweat and smooth.

Amalak, Jun 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

BColton1, Apr 28, 2013
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1/5  rDev -72.9%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 06, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.8%

frankthetank86, Jul 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

starny, Feb 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Hirshi, Nov 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

BKBassist, May 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

JRod1969, May 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

DrunkinYogi, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

clay23, May 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

jealmanzar, Apr 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

abkayak, Sep 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Takeanotherswing, May 26, 2013
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3.15/5  rDev -14.6%

Appearance: Pours headless, with a hazy copper color; a few bubbles cling to the side of the glass but there is no lacing to speak of

Smell: Caramel and pine resins; somewhat boozy

Taste: Opens with a lot of sugary malt, building a caramel backbone; the resinous hops dominate in the middle, bringing aggressive bitterness; in the aftertaste, the malts return to the forefront and while there is residual bitterness, it is the sweet malts that linger in the finish

Mouthfeel: Thick and syrupy; very little carbonation

Overall: A really disappointing take on the style and the brewery should be ashamed by the high ticket price they are charging for this

brentk56, May 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

BeerWorld, May 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

ThreeFishes, Feb 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

ant880, Apr 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

sneaks2210, May 10, 2013
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4.09/5  rDev +10.8%

22oz. to little Barrier snifter, awww...

Appearance - Clear, golden, and bubbly. Perfect 1 finger white head. Fantastic lacing throughout the drinking experience.

Smell - I've never had a beer brewed with zythos hops before, or at least I didn't know it. Wonderful. It smelled like pine, mangos, and strawberries were mixed together with honey, really good.

Taste - Akin to the nose with a wonderful, sweet, malty backbone. Sugary hops up front, with some fruit like flavors in the middle, and a solid bitterness to bring the whole beer in check.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated and easy drinking. If I wasn't told that it was 10%, there is no way I ever would have guessed that high.

Overall - Hands down my favorite beer from Barrier and I have had every beer they've brewed. These guys are really starting to do some amazing things, glad to see they are up and running, and knocking it out of the park with this brew.

RandomBattle, Mar 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

2GOOFY, Mar 13, 2014
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Zythossaurus from Barrier Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.