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

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Superfly I.P.A.
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oaken Barrel Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kmpitz2 on 12-02-2004)
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Photo of glorp719
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

glorp719, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of jmarsh123
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

jmarsh123, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of MSandahl23
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

MSandahl23, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of chinesebeatle
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

chinesebeatle, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of Jamison85
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Jamison85, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of WoodburyMN
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

WoodburyMN, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of zonker17
4/5  rDev -1.5%

zonker17, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I received this beer as part of a beer swap. Not being familiar with much of Oaken Barrel's work, I did not have high expectations.

The IPA poured a copper color with a white head. The beer left lacing in the glass and showed measured retention. Hello IPA! A balance aroma of mildly fruity hoppiness enticed the senses. The initial taste was a citrus fruit explosion. Grapefruit, pineapple, and a hint of peach gave a pleasant fruit taste. The hops, which were not overly burdensome, were mild yet resiny. The beer becomes progressively more bitter with each sip. In the aftertaste, the bitterness continues with Earthy notes becoming more detectable. The mouthfeel was just thick enough to allow the taste to linger before being brushed away by a mild level of carbonation.

Overall, this is a well-balance and enjoyable IPA. I would love to try this one fresh on-tap.

JohnnyHopps, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of indybearsfan
4/5  rDev -1.5%

indybearsfan, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of bryang002
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

bryang002, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of dlello2
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

dlello2, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of rmehughes
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

rmehughes, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of Rempo
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Rempo, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of kuestegg
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

kuestegg, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of Klif
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Klif, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of Spartan213
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Spartan213, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of poogas
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

poogas, May 30, 2012
Photo of WoodBrew
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

WoodBrew, May 27, 2012
Photo of Redrover
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis.

Served in a shaker pint, the beer is dark copper with a skim of off-white head. Sheets of lacing as you work your way through the beer.

It has an aroma of pine and caramel malts. It is an old school inviting smell.

Nicely bitter, some pine based bitterness some semi sweet malts for balance. I liked how the bitterness becomes more concentrated mid glass.

It is slightly oily and a bit mouth coating.

All-in-all, a solid ipa that hits the right notes for me.

Redrover, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of illestkilla
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

illestkilla, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.55/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

boilermakerbrew, Apr 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Microbrewtaster, Feb 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

cbyrd4088, Feb 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Boomer4ES, Jan 31, 2012
Superfly I.P.A. from Oaken Barrel Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.