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Forklift DIPA - Barley Brown's Brewpub

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Forklift DIPA
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 5.95%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Barley Brown's Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John_M on 05-13-2013)
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anteater, Oct 25, 2013
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4.48/5  rDev +2.5%

On tap at Apex the other day. I think the abv. was around 9.8%, but I'm not positive about that.

The beer pours an orange amber color with good head retention and lacing. On the nose... Jesus Christ, it's a Barley Brown DIPA (there's nothing else quite like them). The nose is just completely over the top, with a huge aroma of pine, dry citrus, skunky weed and peat. The beer smells like the inside of a barn, but one where fresh hops were stored for quite some time. The flavor profile replicates the nose, except I don't pick up any of the peat or barnyard aroma. However, this is a massively hoppy DIPA, one with a bitterness level that is almost punishing. There's barely enough sweet malt to keep it all together, as my palate felt as if it was assualted by a tidal wave of hoppy bitterness. Mouthfeel was fairly full, with a long, dry, incredibly bitter finish. Alcohol was pretty much unnoticeable, which is hardly a surprise, given the avalanche of hoppy bitterness on the palate.

An amazing beer, but the 12 ounce glass I enjoyed was plenty. My palate was literally worn out after drinking a glass of this bad boy.

John_M, May 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

artoolemomo, May 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

leftoverburrito, Jun 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

yeaprolly, Mar 23, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev -3.7%

Forklift DIPA
750ml, filled 8/17/13, drank 8/24/13
Riedel tulip

A: Pours a slightly hazed deep orange. Almost seems lighter than the Pallet Jack. Good layer of bright white head. Stays around. Leaves a little lacing.

S: Smells like delicious fruity goodness. Big tropical fruits. Citrus dominated. Also get a good load of pine and resin. Sweetness from the malt bill.

T: Bitterness up front. Fruity goodness. I thought I was gonna have more malt but it was really nice and hop forward. Dangerously easy to drink.

M: It's a big medium here. Very easy to drink.

inlimbo77, Aug 26, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev -5.5%

on-tap @ Belmont Station.
from notes.

Clear golden with a foamy white head.

Big resinous, piney, lightly boozy, citric flavor notes.

Medium body, with a slightly oily, mouth coating feel.

A very well done, big DIPA. Dangerously drinkable for such high ABV, as I could easily throw back a few pints without thought!

vkv822, Feb 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

ale_man, Sep 24, 2013
Forklift DIPA from Barley Brown's Brewpub
91 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.