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Superfly I.P.A. - Oaken Barrel Brewing Company

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Superfly I.P.A.
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77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Oaken Barrel Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: kmpitz2 on 12-02-2004

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Ratings: 77 | Reviews: 27
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1.04/5  rDev -74%

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3/5  rDev -25%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.33/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Curran yesterday, thanks man.

Pours a dark-ish copper amber color. Doesn't really look like the sort of IPA I generally like. There is a half inch head, and a good amount of webby lacing.

Smells a bit malty, caramelly and whatnot, with some grass, and a hint of citrus. Not getting off to a good start here.

It's ok for an IPA to be balanced, I like that- malt character is important. But this is just malty and only mildly hoppy- and the malt character is not even that interesting. It's your typical sweet, slightly cloying caramel, with some breadiness, with only the slightest smattering of piney hop flavors on top. Just not all that well done, in my opinion.

This one has a body of medium thickness, with a crisp mouthfeel, and a moderate amount of carbonation.

Not that good of an IPA, does nothing to stand out.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.56/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at Chumley's in Lafayette, Indiana. Notes recorded at time of consumption.

Came to me a deep golden to almost amber hue. Huge head, mostly frothy with good retention and great lacing. Smell was very faint for the style. All hops in the scent, but very diluted. Main component is a big floral burst.

By taste, I was surprised to learn this was not a DIPA. It's a hop bomb, but gets somewhat balanced out by a malt base layer. Very bready after an initial wrecking of taste buds by the hops. Ended with a bite and lingering bitterness. Very carbonated and fairly light for the weight of the flavor and alcohol. Very sessionable.

Overall, I wasn't terribly impressed, but I wasn't disappointed. Great to see a solid brew from somewhat local Hoosier state brewery.

Photo of mikey711
3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler courtesy of asl187

A: Deep amber near ruby color with good clarity, great webbed lace. the head is good but not great

S: Mostly floral followed by some herbal grassy hops. No citrus really aside from grapefruit and then some pine. there is also some caramel and toasted characteristics

T: Wow this is bitter. Definitely much more towards the english style IPA but it is drinking a pine cone. There is also plenty of bitter grapefruit notes and some caramel character. I do enjoy heavily hopped beers but this one could use a bit more balance

M: Good body and clean feel, no heat and it goes down pretty easy.

D: I am glad i have a friend to help me with the growler because a second glass was all could handle

Photo of MBABJJ
3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received this one in trade from asl187. Props for the hookup!

A - Nice orange color with a thick head forming on the pour. The foaminess sticks around for the full glass, yummy. Nice clarity and color to boot. No lacing or foam left on the glass which would be nice for such a bomb

S - Herbal, citrus hints but predominantly malt based aroma. Looks like all the hops were used to bitter this puppy

T - Very Nice (in Borat voice). The bitterness is nicely supported by the malt backbone that was evident in the aroma. Nice lingering hop flavor on the tongue. Herbal and come citrus notes are dominant throughout the taste.

M - For something that is this bitter(100 IBU) there should really be a donkey punch to the back of my tongue...there isn't.

D - This is on the level with a lot of IPAs out there. At 100 IBUs its very bitter, but I could drink a growler by myself. Drinkable, but nothing I'm seeking out with the multitude of options available.

Overall an IPA that would make old school WWF star Jimmy Snuka proud.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of glorp719
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A very nice IPA. Head is a little weak. Color is medium copper. Flavors of light citrus, strong piney flavor, good malt background. It's a satisfying IPA - a nice find in the midwest. But then, as one goes east, braumeisters seem to have a more sensible attitude about hopping.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tried this beer during a visit to the Oaken Barrel. Pours a light amber color with a moderate head and decent lacing and leaves a little lacing on the glass. The aroma has a little caramel, and some pine and grapefruit hints. The taste was a good push of malt with good tones of hops towards the back end. It is a nice hybrid between a true English IPA and its Western counterparts. The mouthfeel is medium to full with subtle carbonation. Very good beer.

Photo of schoolcb
3.82/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a pint on-site. Take the Gnaw Bone Ale and dial up both the grains and the hops to American IPA strength and you have Super Fly IPA. Big malt back-bone supports the 70 IBU's of Cascades. Wonderfully smooth beer. Light copper in color, and fairly clear. Fresh cascades in the aroma and flavor. Both the malt and hops carry through into the aftertaste balanced toward the hops. I was burping Cascades the rest of the night, but it was worth it. You hop heads will really like this beer.

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3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this from a growler that kmpitz2 brought. Pours a light amber color with a moderate head and decent lacing and leaves a little lacing on the glass. The aroma has a little caramel, but a whole lot of pine and grapefruit hops. Lots and lots. Too much for my nose. The flavor is much the same. Tons of hop flavors and bitterness. This is very well made, but just not my style.

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3.86/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on location. I hope this beer wasn’t named after the movie. At first glance the pour is a amber to red hue that is semi-cloudy. A good fluffy head that lasts through most of the sample and decent lacing.

The smell is light for an IPA. A good malt base with limited citrus and grassy smells.

The taste is much better with a good balanced IPA flavor. The hops are balanced well from bittering and flavoring. A good citrus bittering that leaves a touch of earthy notes and somewhat piney tastes behind. Mixed nicely with the grapefruit with the same piney aftertaste for a more noticeable earthy taste. The malt is basic but matched well with the hop taste. Good blend.

The body is light to medium grade. Maybe too light as it leaves a watery taste. The texture is good and easy to drink. No real oily taste at all. Overall this was a better then average IPA.

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3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Superfly I.P.A. from Oaken Barrel Brewing Company
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