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Pallet Jack | Barley Brown's Brewpub

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Barley Brown's Brewpub
Oregon, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jdense on 05-29-2012

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Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 194
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Photo of ccrida
3.81/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Growler (pint bottle filled from CO2 priming draft filler at Imperial Bottle Shop and Taproom) fresh off their GABF Gold medal win for this one (2013). Poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Pallet Jack is orange with a spritzy white head leaving light head.

Smell is resinous and citrusy hops, tangerine and pine. Some cat pee as well.

Taste is pretty solid, nice malty backbone on top of the hop blast. Moderate bitterness, oily. Overall sharpness to the flavors, angular.

Mouthfeel is oily, medium bodied.

Drinkability is pretty good, solid IPA in the local style, but not particularly distinctive. I like a little less malty IPAs as well.

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Photo of CliffordScott
4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My favorite, go to IPA here in Portland. Piney and well balanced.

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Photo of Jw383
4.71/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pallet Jack is a unique West Coast IPA, but is also a great example of the style. It's quickly become the most popular IPA in the Portland metro area, and when fresh you can understand its popularity. It pours a nice orange color, has a smooth feel and ends with a brilliant bite in its finish. I would recommend this as a must have for anyone visiting Oregon.

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Photo of Reidrover
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

sent from smart phone so short.
16 oz pint at "b2 Taphouse" in Salem OR $4.50 Really stunning aroma hippy to the max. Grapefruit, flowers,slight pine..so fresh. Taste the same very good. Perfect mouth feel for style..lovely after taste. Great IPA

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Photo of John_M
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%

Barley Brown has a knack for making high quality IPA's and DIPA's, so it's no surprise thiat this is yet another strong effort. The beer has the usual dry hoppy flavor profile, with something of any underlying grittiness that is interesting and intriguing. There's just enough sweet malt to bouy all the dry citrus and light pine you get in this beer, and drinkabilty is oustanding. It's pretty much reached the point that when I see the words Barley Brown and IPA/DIPA together, you pretty much know you're in for a hophead treat.

I would also add that BB made a wet hop version of this beer during fresh hop/wet hop season, that was even better than the regular PJ. I didn't think that was possible, but as good as the regular PJ is, the wet version was better.

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Photo of Nachojon
4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The best American IPA from a state that makes an incredible amount of amazing examples. Clean hop presence, good citrus, nice fruit. Nice bitterness and clean finish. Beautiful beer. Ya'll don't know.

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Photo of Sox311
4.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Just a fantastic IPA. Fantastic brewery all around.

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Photo of 81tillinfinity
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Around the Portland area every place that serves draft beer carries this, and there's a reason why. A great goto (sorry stone) ipa. Hits every mark for a great ipa.

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Photo of Zaximus
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hop forward and very fruity. I like my IPAs with a little more malt balance but I could see how hop heads would love this brew. I'd definitely recommend trying it.

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Photo of chossboss
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of highTempo
3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried on tap at a local taproom.

Light orange/amber color with a very low (2-3mm) clear white head. Low lacing.

The smell has just a little pine and some lemon citrus. It's not nearly as fragrant as many of the IPAs I've been enjoying lately.

This is a fairly 'big' IPA, more directly bitter than I'd expected from what I'd read about it. The lemon comes through in the flavor -- the hop is good and bright. It's not as balanced as I'd hoped, though there is a pretty good malt presence for the style.

The body is on the light side and despite the balance issues it's easy to drink. Overall, it's pretty good, but there are so many outstanding competitors, I'm not sure I'd go out of my way for it.

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Photo of sourdog
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of chickenm
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of BurdockBoy
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up at the Brewery in a 32oz growler.

A: clear golden amber with some lacing. Some retention.
S: I loved the smell. Great balance of pine and citrus.
T: a little more mild than I anticipated. Fairly malty, but still a good amount if citrus and hops.
M: a little oily like others have said. Still, a good amount of carbonation.
O: A very good NW IPA. Definitely worth a try if you find it on tap or picking up some if you happen to pass Baker City.

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Photo of HoppySeb
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of distantmantra
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of twizzard
4.73/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of simcoeluv
4.98/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Oregon has an unknown number of single IPAs and I have had most of them. This is my favorite.
Have had on tap in many different bars.
Just slightly off clear, orange, slight off white head with a clean fruity/citrus aroma. Wonderful taste, clean, crisp with nice bitter but not too bitter finish. Mouth feel is moderate/full bodied - just right for the style.
Not bottled or canned. If you can find it, try it.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.81/5  rDev -11%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a finger of head on a clear straw body.
The aroma is pine, mango and pineapple. A great combination.
The taste is moderate pine and lemon bitterness.
The texture is softer.
It's quite enjoyable.

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Photo of PhilKeller
4.56/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

America's best IPA.

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Photo of hopheadgeoff
4.79/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DOCRW
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Pallet Jack from Barley Brown's Brewpub
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