Barfly India Pale Ale | Barley Island Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Barley Island Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
barleyisland.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
STYLE American IPA
MALT 2-Row, Global Vienna, Carahell, Victory, Flaked Barley
HOP Summit, Citra, Amarillo, Cascade
ABV 6.5
IBU 70
SRM 8

Added by rdailey76 on 07-12-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
167
Reviews:
96
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
14.41%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 167 |  Reviews: 96
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2.48/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Bis4beer70
4.04/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.48/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gear54
3.18/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Barley Island in Noblesville

Pint glass with 1/2 finger of off white foam and nice sticky lace on the glass

Smell is basic hops and pine with a malty backbone.

Taste follows the nose. Bitter hops without a ton else.

An average IPA that I feel with a bit of tweeting could be great

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3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.94/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of aussiebeer
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Trharnde18
1.97/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Rather boring. A crispy malt with very light hops for an IPA. No underlying flavored, no great smell. Nothing makes this beer bad, but nothing makes it good as well.

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3.92/5  rDev +10.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of MarkQ617
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

I had this poured into a pint glass at my hotel bar in Indy, my first offering from these guys. Pretty standard IPA. Good looking copper color, I'd say definitely above average. Not a ton of taste, mild hops, some slight pine...strong aroma given the flavor. Not bad.

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.96/5  rDev +11.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of vishneda
2.18/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I was unimpressed with this brew. It had a fairly standard look to it but the beer felt kind of thin and the flavor was mostly astringent with none of the positives I usually experience in an ipa. Very little malt, lots of round bitter but no sharpness, very little hop flavor and not much on the nose. There is no bottle dating to work with so it is possible that this was an old and abused bottle. However, as it stood the beer was not worth the effort in getting it.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of JVan
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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Barfly India Pale Ale from Barley Island Brewing Company
3.54 out of 5 based on 167 ratings.
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