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BarrelHouse IPA - BarrelHouse Brewing Company

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BarrelHouse IPABarrelHouse IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

22 Reviews
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Reviews: 22
Hads: 103
Avg: 4.17
pDev: 27.58%
Wants: 3
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BarrelHouse Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Topher78 on 05-07-2013

BarrelHouse India Pale Ale – Hoppy | Dank | Mango
Like our Pale Ryder, we want you to first inhale close your eyes and dig deep, take in all the dank, herbal, and mango hop goodness. We’ve built this delicious IPA around our favorite hops Simcoe, Cascade, Centennial, and Mosaic. Now open your eyes and take a gulp and let the bitterness, malt character, and aroma play tug-a-war across your palate. We haven’t skimped and believe this is how an IPA should taste. Satisfy your hop addiction with this excellently crafted IPA.
ABV 7.0% | IBU: 76 | S.G. 1.065
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Reviews: 22 | Hads: 103
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.8/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I had this beer in morro bay at the hofbrau restaurant. i had not heard of the beer, but was willing to give it a go. i asked for a taste and was immediately hooked. this is one of the most bitter and hoppy brews i have tried. it leaves a bitter aftertaste on your palette making you want to have more.

this beer was so good at hofbrau that i seeked out the brewery in paso robles, california. the brewery is a beautiful location slightly off the beaten path with a warehouse feel, a fountain, interior bar and outside picnic tables.

i am a bit jealous of a brewery who has managed to be able to create many beers that i can enjoy. i wish i had the talent that BHBC does.

A - The ale is a golden color typical of an ipa.

S - nice and citris, pine, IPA ish.

T - This is the high point. a nice easy bitterness that does not stop. even long after the taste.

M - nice full mouth.

Congratulations BHBC on a fine beverage.

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4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent IPA with a good balance of hops and malt. Slight metallic smell, though. Good carbonated head with slight citrus (mango?) aftertaste. Definitely worth trying.

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4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bomber into pint glass

Big head, several fingers high, with excellent retention. A little hazy, appears unfiltered.

Powerful nose...lots of pine, some fragrant citrus zest as well. Smells a little sweet too...maybe some tropical fruit.

My first few sips were heavy on pine. More fruit came out as it warmed up. Almost a metallic bitterness in the finish (not unpleasant though)

Overall a very well balanced, drinkable IPA. Excellent representation of a "west coast" IPA. The nose is what I'll really remember about this beer.

Have only seen bombers....would buy again, but hope to see sixers.

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3.68/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer poured a light copper color with a fingers worth of a bright white head that left great lacing. The aroma was of orange, lemon and pine needles. The taste had an immediate blast of bitterness on the front of the tongue followed by citrus, mango and pine needles and finished fairly dry with a nice rich malt backbone and lingering bitterness. Overall a nice example of a West Coast IPA.

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4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap @ BarrelHouse.

A - Cloudy orange/amber colour with a thin layer of cream coloured head.

S/T - Moderate bitterness for the style. Pine with light grapefruit and a big caramel malt backbone.

M - Medium body. Creamy and Sticky. Light carbonation.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.53/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.75/5  rDev -34.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

BarrelHouse
IPA deserves this perfect score. Balance and depth send it over the edge above all other IPAs. Outstanding malt and caramel notes contrast perfectly the sharp bitterness and flow synergistically with the floral fruit forward topical hop nose. For me this is my paragon.

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BarrelHouse IPA from BarrelHouse Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.