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Tank Slapper DIPA - Barley Brown's Brewpub

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Tank Slapper DIPA
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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 6.36%
Wants: 19
Gots: 1 | FT: 1
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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 -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.53/5  rDev +3%
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!

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
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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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
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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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.84/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap at Barley Brown's, (short)poured into 10 oz. glass, 2.6.10.

Orangish amber body, minimal white head, quick dissipation left a ring of lace around the rim of the glass. Huge hop attack in the nose overwhelms malt presence. The taste is citrusy, grapefruit, mango, minimal sweetness bit a bit tart from cherry like esters, with a pleasant bitter finish. Full mouthfeel. At this ABV not the most drinkable of beers, but a great sipping IPA. To be honest, this beer isn't subtle: this is one of the few times (along with Exponential Hoppiness and Ruination. I've really felt a legitimate 100+ IBU hop attack. While others may trumpet their (theoretical) IBU level, this is the real deal. A big burly DIPA from Barley Brown's, just what you'd expect from this award winning brewery. A sublime drinking experience, extremely highly recommended for all Hopheads.

EDIT- On tap at Brewpublic Division Street pubcrawl @ The Beermongers 3.19.11. Hop monster, I can't imagine a better smelling beer, backed up with a piney resin finish. Upped smell to maximum score. This batch tested at 9.25%. Absolutely superb and crazy good.

EDIT- On tap at Barley Brown's, 8.25.11, GABF batch. This beer is frickin' crazy good, a certain Alpha King contender. Upped overall score to max. Elixir of the Hop Gods.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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Tank Slapper DIPA from Barley Brown's Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.