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Green Dragon - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 5.96%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This big barleywine is malty and chewy as well as packed full of aromatic and flavorful New Zealand hops. Over a ton of malt went into the mash on this beast. Pale malt forms the base and additions of wheat, Victory malt, and British caramel malt give a complex character that comes through as toffee, caramel, and dark fruits. A blend of Pacific Gem, Topaz, Wakatu, Motueka, and Nelson Sauvin hops lend notes of vanilla, tropical fruits, earthy spice, and citrus. There's a lot going on here, just like in the Lord of the Rings.

(Beer added by: weonfire on 03-28-2013)
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4.05/5  rDev +0.5%

Enjoyed this beer at the Against the Grain Brewery on tap in a 12oz snifter.

A - Pours a reddish brown with a touch of purple, pencil thickness of white head, lacing to high beer mark, light barley gets thru this brew.

S - Cherry, strawberry, bubble gum, purple grape, and certainly hoppy

T - Starts with sweetness but immediately shifts into a hoppy bitterness (8.5/10) with rye. Finish is very potent - but its a red port wine booze, so its not overwhelming booze, with a bitter hop/port wine linger

M - Frothy, high viscosity, full bodied and thick

O - Super hoppy, one of those American barely wines that could certainly be confused with a IIPA if not for the wine flavor. downfall would be that the booze isn't hidden real well.

03-28-2013 02:31:33 | More by weonfire
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A: Auburn body; pours a creamy, one-finger head that recedes to wisps and a ring around the edges. Lots of spotty lacing all over the glass.

S: A bit dank; a hint of tropical fruit, mahogany, white wine. A really strong hop aroma on this.

T: The hops hit hard up front, but not too bitterly. A little mango, a little resin, and the Nelson Sauvin really show itself. This is a balanced beer, but the malt doesn't really stand out beyond a bit of caramel sweetness. The finish is long and bitter. No alcohol taste, though it is warming when swallowed.

M: Medium body, not at all heavy for a barleywine. Just enough carbonation, but not all syrupy.

O: A nice example of the American barleywine style, and it really puts the New Zealand hops on display. I'd like more of a showing from the malt bill, but as hoppy barleywines go, this is a winner.

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Green Dragon from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
87 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.