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Head Shake - Barley Brown's Brewpub

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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 7.21%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Barley Brown's Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: jdense on 08-28-2010

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Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 8
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Pretty mundane by Barley Brown standards, although the fact that this growler is a bit on the flat side likely isn't helping.

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4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

SEP 7, 2014
On tap at ABV. A clear light orange with a dense, white head that falls off to a thin ring leaving little lacing. The nose is awesome. Bright, pungent, citrus and piney hops. Bitter pine, mildly earthy, mildly minty. Moderate tropical fruit as well. The palate opens with a big, pleasing pungent bitterness, palate bruising in its awesomeness. Bright hop flavor with a ridiculous amount of pine with a little spruce, grapefruit and candied orange peel. While the beer is resiny on the finish, it does feel just a hair watery on the mid palate in a way that?s distracting. Malt character is practically absent. Medium light in body, moderately carbonated , this beer has a long, bitter finish with grapefruit peel and zest most noticeable. Barley Brown?s DIPAs have always had a mild astringency on the bitterness and this isn?t an exception. The Chinook also adds a little catty flavor. Nice stuff.

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4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Shain for sending me this growler. Will re-review tomorrow when it's a little colder. Pulled this one out a little warm.

A - Very see through and looks soo crisp and clean. Yellowy orange appearance with a 2 finger white foam head with some legs on it

S - Getting a lot of piney west coast style ipa smells along with a good balance of tropical fruits that really make this blend of an IPA shine, definitely some hints of malty smell but nothing to detract from the overwhelming aromas of hops and tropical fruits

T - Taste follows the nose with a hoppy in your face start with tropical fruits closing in towards the middle and a bitter somewhat dry finish

M - Mouthfeel is a little thinner than I would have liked, but hey this is a DIPA. I am comparing this only to my favorite DIPA and that is King Sue and that mouthfeel is out of this world for an IPA. So this is still just fine with a crisp medium bodied feel that leaves a ever so slight burn at 9%

O - Really impressed with my first taste from Barley Brown's, Shain and I will keep trading and I will definitely be going after more growlers of this and Boneyard.

Kudos to Barley Browns for implementing the tropical flavors with the hoppy bitterness that encompasses so many west coast IPA's

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Clear dark yellow/orange with a nice long lasting white head.. great lacing.. Nose is a massive tropical fruit bowl that has just enough pale malt to move this up into the DIPA realm, but never is sweet.. just a hop delivery device. Nice bitterness, but not teeth-scraping, tons of clean American hoppiness... Has to be a bunch of Citra in this monster... One of the best smelling/tasting PNW DIPA's I have had in a long while.


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4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at the brewpub in Baker City. Pours a brilliant dark golden with a slight head. Smells pf piney hops and some firm malt. Great flavors! Wonderful blast of pine right off the bat, like a Christmas tree. Quite intense, and the flavor just keeps going and going. Just enough sweet malt to support the resinous hops. A huge beer and lovely to sip on this after a long day.

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Head Shake from Barley Brown's Brewpub
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