Barfly India Pale Ale | Barley Island Brewing Company

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Barfly India Pale AleBarfly India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Barley Island Brewing Company
Indiana, United States

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

Added by rdailey76 on 07-12-2006

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of jt31914
4.28/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice smell. Sweet honey and light hops. Delicious taste and smooth And refreshing mouthfeel. A solid ipa, but not sensational. I would definitely recommend it and think it is worth a buy. The beer has Very light Hop flavor and a nicE malt profile. I wouldn't mind more hours, but it is still delicious

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Photo of beaker30
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I really enjoyed it. My sister-in-law gave me a bottle in a pick-six for Christmas. I was pleasantly surprised by the nose--some citrus, very clean, with a hint of sweetness. It made me want to drink it.

It seemed lighter, a little "happier" than some of the other IPAs--less aggressive. I love IPAs, but sometimes they're bitter just to be bitter. This was a nice, smooth, very drinkable beer. I'll definitely have it again.

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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Photo of blackcompg
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from their 12oz bottle...

Appearance - Pours a gorgeous slightly hazed orange amber with a finger of bumpy cumulus eggshell head, nice lacing at the end of the session.

Smell - Tropical fruits, pineapple, floral hops.

Taste - Really nice flavors of tart citrus peels and floral hops, a nice malt backbone with some light sweetness to balance, finishes with some nice grapefruit pith and some bitter earthiness.

Mouthfeel - Nearly medium with full flavors, carb is in the lighter side and very smooth, which really lets the floral hops blom on the tongue, nice dryness at the end.

Overall - Another good ipa with some great floral and earthy hop flavors going on, citrus is there but almost exclusively grapefruit. The balance is really nice on this, give this one a try.

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3.07/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Pours a slightly hazy orange with two fingers of white head that fades into a thin cap with great lacing.

S: Some pineapple and grapefruit on the nose with hints of pine. It's all quite muted, though, and requires vigorous swirling.

T: Grapefruit and pine are strongest here, but there is also an odd nutty flavor that I tend to associate with brown ales. It's not bad, but a little weird. The finish is lightly bitter.

M: Medium body and carbonation that accents the hops well.

O: An alright IPA overall, though nothing great. The nose is too muted and the flavor is a little odd, but it's still drinkable.

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5/5  rDev +41.2%

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Barfly India Pale Ale from Barley Island Brewing Company
3.54 out of 5 based on 168 ratings.
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