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Tank Slapper DIPA - Barley Brown's Brewpub

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Tank Slapper DIPA
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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 7.06%
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 10-08-2009)
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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.

JohnGalt1, Oct 08, 2009
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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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Got the last pour in Portland this past weekend. Locals came in asking for Tank Slapper only to find out keg had just kicked. Pliny was 2nd request.

To deliver this missile load of hops without syrupy texture is a considerable feat. It's much more of a nectar than a beer, but in a good way. To compress so much floral output into a goblet you would not expect it any other way.

Double IPA is the wrong category - in this case Imperial is more appropriate as this is a royal work of art.

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Tank Slapper DIPA from Barley Brown's Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.