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Tank Slapper DIPA - Barley Brown's Brewpub

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Tank Slapper DIPA
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 6.61%
Wants: 19
Gots: 1 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Barley Brown's Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 10-08-2009

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4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Belmont Station

A clear amber with a dense, long lasting off white head with excellent retention and lacing. The nose is a .bright and pungent hop slap to the face with crazy intense tropical fruit, citrus and pine. Resiny, pithy, pungent grapefruit, candied orange peel, floral honey, mild sweetness. Awesome.

The palate opens with a blend of pine, grapefruit, candied orange peel, mango, mild papaya, intense, fruity, resiny and mildly spicy. Mild sweetness is apparent on the mid palate with honey and orange. Resiny and oily on the finish, this beer is medium light in body, moderately carbonated and great on the palate. Alcohol is a little noticeable, especially on the finish as the beer warms up. Definitely in the upper echelons of the Barley Brown's IPA portfolio.

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4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Very characteristic brew from BB. Big musty smell up front followed by a small amount of piney dankness. Flavor is also falls into line of the other few IPA brews I've had from them, big pine notes with a slight citrus hit in the finish but mostly pine here. Not quite as good as their handtruck pale ale, but I'm a fan of having more tropical hop flavor/aroma and less malt body. If you love drinkable pine forward DIPA's this is your beer.

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4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Left over from the Belmont Station anniversary party; so glad to find this still on tap at the BS cafe.

The beer pours an orange amber color with excellent head retention and considerable sticky lacing all around. On the nose, there's the tell tale dusty hop aroma I've come to associate with BB IPA's, but with noticeable tropical fruit, dry citrus, dank weed and pine as well. The flavor profile is just more of the same, and it's flat out ridiculous how drinkable this stuff is. For a DIPA, the balance in this beer is amazing, and frankly this is a beer I could drink all the time. Alcohol is so well integrated into the flavor profile, which of course just enhances this beer's drinkability. The finish is long and lingeringly bitter, and I'm just amazed again by how delicious this is. Everything seems to be in the exact right preportion in this beer.

Tried side by side with Stone Enjoy by 4/20 and Victory's Dirt Wolf. Tank Slapper was so much better than either one of these beers, there literally was no comparison.

Excellent stuff!

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Tank Slapper DIPA from Barley Brown's Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.