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Gnarly Barley - Tequesta Brewing Company

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Gnarly Barley
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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tequesta Brewing Company
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GallowsThief on 02-06-2011)
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Reviews by Brittmb29:
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3.58/5  rDev -8.9%

On-tap at World of Beer Coconut Creek, FL

Every chance to get Florida Beer on Draft (in Florida) I try it, especially when its such a new brewery:

A- Great orange amber hue with translucent light penetration. Bubbles run thru the beer to a thin 1/4" bubbly yellowish head. Dissipates but carbonation leaves some lacing while cold.

S- Spicy, citrusy hop scent but not overpowering.

T- Follows smell comes on medium hops and mid-way goes to the more bitter side of a grapefruit flavor ending on a very hoppy bitter note. Although I appreciate this flavor, it wasn't what I expected with the barley and description of it. Not much grain/barley or malt balance to the APA except at the start of sip.

M- Thin body ale w/ good carbonation, best while still cold. Dryness also adds to bitter hop finish on the back of the tongue. would like more malt or barley to thicken the body.

D- If I was looking for a great hoppy beer I would drink this again for sure. That night though I wasn't totally expecting it to predominate in this brew.

Keep sending WOB your kegs tequesta, they're much appreciated!

Brittmb29, Jun 03, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of Heatwave33
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Poured from tap into a 5oz sampler glass.

Color: light copper with a white head.

Smell: Nice hop with a great earthy note.

Taste: A great hop taste with a pine taste.

Mouthfeel: Slightly coarse with a great foam.

Overall: An awesome pale ale. Very balanced brew. Would definitely drink this regularly. Cheers!

Heatwave33, Oct 05, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

wilfonzo, Mar 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Acforster2, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of evan007
4.4/5  rDev +12%

Orangish yellow with a 2 finger head

Smells of citrus hope and some maltness

Flavor follows the nose orange and the citrus note and sweet malt

Mouthfeel is good with very good carbonation

Overall very happy with this beer it is probably my favorite pale ale

evan007, Jun 30, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

twizzbeatz, Mar 13, 2012
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4.36/5  rDev +10.9%

drinkfella, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of kfsv034
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%

Pours a straw yellow with a nice 2 finger head

Smell is citrus, spicy pine and some sweet malt

Taste is orange, grapefruit and some spicy pine note with a sweet malt backbone

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and good carb

Overall this is a solid brew from Matt at TBC, definitely a go to

kfsv034, Jun 30, 2011
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

scanny24, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.85/5  rDev -2%

First had: on tap at the Corner Cafe, Tequesta, FL

A good basic APA here. Clearish amber pour with a small cap of white head that displayed a bit of retention and nice lacing. Good melding of citrusy hops and caramel malts in the aroma. Similar taste, nice balance of crisp citrus and earthy hops with biscuity malts that lent a mild sweetness, keeping the bitterness in check. Medium body, easily drinkable. After a small taster, I had no problem going in for a full pour.

Rifugium, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of Danny1217
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Danny1217, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of Nicolay3535
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%

Had it on tap as part of a flight and then took a growler home which i'm drinking as i write this.

Pours a very petty amber, darker than your average pale ale, above average lacing.

Pine and a bit of citrus with a nice bit of malt in the back.

Hops are dominant in the entrance, pine and citrus like the smell, a hint of malty sweetness to balance it all out, delicious.

Very creamy for a pale ale, resinous but not sticky medium carbonation.

Overall a very good beer, super drinkable and very unique for it's class. Good job Tequesta, i'll be coming back for more.

Nicolay3535, Oct 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

djtomain, Feb 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

tharper178, Jul 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Thedrizzle, Feb 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

RamboDog, Sep 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

GoGata, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of sholland119
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%

On tap at the brewery, 1/26/12

A-pour is a clear orange amber with a frothy white head. Great retention.

S-biscuit malt with a strong citrus hop note. Nicely aromatic and appealing.

T-hop forward huge citrus and earthy hops but the biscuit malt base is very solid. Excellent balance keeps this in the pale category rather than IPA but this is my kind of pale.

M-medium bodied, crisp, dry.

O-excellent pale ale, love the hops. Great malt balance.


sholland119, Jan 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

lupercmda, May 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Jamato14, Monday at 09:53 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Monstro, Feb 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

beernads, Feb 08, 2013
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Gnarly Barley from Tequesta Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.