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Barrington Hopland Pale Ale - Barrington Brewery & Restaurant

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Barrington Hopland Pale Ale
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84
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14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.59%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Barrington Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-30-2002)
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Reviews by donniecuffs:
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donniecuffs

New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev -5.9%

Nice copper hue with an average head that laced spottily. Not that much of a nose, with very subtle malt and citrus scents. The flavor was a little stronger, but lacked the hop presence that American pale ales have come to be known for. Very nice medium body though. Could definitely sit down for a few of these but adding more hops (possibly dry-hopping?) would do wonders for this beer.

09-25-2009 04:57:21 | More by donniecuffs
More User Reviews:
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grahuba

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-09-2014 17:24:34 | More by grahuba
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.9%

08-05-2014 19:05:38 | More by Kmlund
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fitzy84

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +7.6%

Had in the sampler at the brewpub. Noticed two entries for the same beer here so I will review this one. The beer had a lovely copper-amber look to it with some good lacing on the sides and a thin head. Aromas were typical pale ale with a slightly increased hop degree. Taste had a good spice punch to and a bitter aftertaste. A great mixture of hops and citrus flavoring. Solid body made it a bit heavy to drink outside the sun but bitterly refreshing overall. In the end, a typically good pale ale.

08-31-2008 22:11:25 | More by fitzy84
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plaid75

New York

3.73/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured a light copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a moderate citrusy hop and a light graininess.

The taste consisted of a slightly thin biscuity malt but was boosted by a rather oily citrusy hop. Good doughy finish.

The mouthfeel was a bit on the thin side.

Overall a tasty and easy drinking APA.

01-21-2008 16:26:20 | More by plaid75
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Sam21

Connecticut

3.4/5  rDev -8.1%

22oz bottle, purchase by January 2011 notched on label.

Appearance - Amber body underneath a sticky white head that leaves great sheets of lace. Light haze. Looks really nice.

Smell - The nose is very balanced between caramel malt, light fruity esters, and citrus hops.

Taste - Juicy malt up from with some clean grains midway through. Juicy citrus fruit comes through in the dry finish with light bitterness. The finish is almost too dry for this beer, but it keeps me coming back sip after sip.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied. Creamy feel at first that gives way to some light tingly carbonation that tickles the tongue.

Drinkability - Fresh, local, and drinkable. Goes down very smoothly. Nothing too mind-blowing but it is well balanced and approachable.

11-22-2010 04:08:55 | More by Sam21
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JordonHoltzman

New York

4.35/5  rDev +17.6%

enjoyed this on-tap at the barrington brewery & restaurant

orangey amber light head. had solid lacing despite the head dissipating.
bountifully hopped. piney
the taste was excellent... hopped well for a pale ale. caramel malt is present as well.
perfect carbonation, just a slight aftertaste keeps it from a 5.
very drinkable beer. enjoyed a pitcher of this with my friends after a trip up to ski.

01-07-2011 01:37:54 | More by JordonHoltzman
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milkbone_underwear

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.1%

10-28-2012 20:13:59 | More by milkbone_underwear
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paulmcm

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-15-2011 17:25:48 | More by paulmcm
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kelticblood

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +13.5%

Overall good beer.It was heavily hopped just the way I like my Pale Ale's.Dark gold in color with a light body.Presented foaming white lace.Had a crisp clean mouthfeel that wasnt watered down.Very bitter but had a refreshing quality to it.I would certainly try this again.I should of brought a growler home.

08-15-2003 18:22:47 | More by kelticblood
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longpondbeerman

Maine

4/5  rDev +8.1%

I had this reasonably full-bodied and hoppy pale ale at a cookout, and I was pleasantly surprised. It has a light amber pour with a solid and frothy white head, and the hops come through immediately in the smell, but there's also a touch of pine and citrus (lime?) in the background. The mouthfeel is effervescent, and the taste is very consistent with the smell: nothing particlarly intricate, but a refreshing and palatable brew. The malts are understated but evident.

08-29-2003 00:58:17 | More by longpondbeerman
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jbrumberg

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

01-21-2012 22:29:36 | More by jbrumberg
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +18.9%

Enjoyed this on tap while golfing in Great Barrington, MA. Stopped at the brewery after the round and bought a couple bottles of this and the IPA.

There is a thin finger of foamy white head that does fade rather quickly. Bright, clear orange/ amber color. Quite a bit of nice lacing.

Rather floral aroma, slight brad like and a touch of butter. Anticipate diacetyl.

I really enjoy the flavor of this Pale Ale. I loved it that day and I have not changed my mind today as I sit and write this. Very bready, slight diacetyl, but not too bad. Some nice fruity esters and then the toasted bread flavor returns. There is a subtle hop finish that seems very fresh.

Very slight carbonation, Medium mouth feel

I find this to be very drinkable. I wish this was available near my home, I would make this a standard APA. Hats off to Great Barrington Brewers...

** I am totally confused by the branding here. The label clearly says "Berkshire Mountain Brewers" the label says Berkshire Mountain Brewers. I think they are trying to change their name, but I am not sure.

09-30-2009 23:32:02 | More by Reagan1984
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julie3231

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.9%

08-09-2013 23:16:03 | More by julie3231
Barrington Hopland Pale Ale from Barrington Brewery & Restaurant
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