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Tank Slapper DIPA | Barley Brown's Brewpub

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48
Avg:
4.55
pDev:
16.04%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Barley Brown's Brewpub
Oregon, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 10-08-2009

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Spent last Saturday evening at the Barley Browns while Brenda photographed a wedding and reception in Baker City... Very glad I finally made it over to this place.

Saw they had a DIPA on tap... Had to be my first choice... poured into a 10oz goblet.

Very clear golden... good 1" head and great lace.

tons of fresh fruity hoppiness.... citrus and pineapple come to mind.. just enough maltiness to drive the hops up and out of the glass.

very bright bitterness out of the gates... with again a definite West Coast feel when it comes to the malts... mid palate is a huge blast of tropical fruit hoppiness (simcoes?)

Great Body and carbonation.

Honestly reminds me of PtE... very very good.

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4/5  rDev -12.1%

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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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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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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Unknown God of the DIPA grapefruit-pine-bomb .....All-time favorite.... have been drinking this since the first batches back in 2007.....or 2006 I can't remember. Originally was called a Triple IPA and clocked in at 11+%.... new brewers and a loyal founder have led to current batches that are more refined, consistent & pleasant. Most recent growler was had in mid February '16. Smooth, invigorating, big bold resiny hop flavor with pine, grapefruit and a hint of the tropics. Without a doubt THE harbringer of the northwest hop-pocalypse. A classic benchmark....wish more had the chance to try it.

Look: Darker golden color with a minimal to moderate head (growler pour) and good clarity
Smell: strong pine, NW hop with sweet bitterness
Taste: Grapefruit & pine....... carbonation was spot on for the ABV (9+%)
Feel: Smooth & Easy drinking...but stops you mid-guzzle with the flavor bomb....

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Tank Slapper DIPA from Barley Brown's Brewpub
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