Barley's Kiss My Bitter Ass IPA | Smokehouse Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Smokehouse Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mattcrill on 09-12-2004

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of tkarsies
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of blakesell
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pulled from the firkin into a standard size pint glass.

Appearance- Beer pours cloudy, hazy, particle ridden, and orange, with a creamy finger and a half of foam across the top. Huge bubbles make up the foam and a murk forms across the top. Lacing is thick and sticky.

Smell- Wow! Butterscotch, pine, earthiness, a hint of grapefruit and spruce, but the malt here overpowers all and smells amazing.

Taste- Creamy, hoppy, minty like Colgate, very smooth with pale and crystal malts, slightly sticky on the lips. This is very drinkable, earthy hops provide ample balance. Tastes like a great English IPA.

Mouthfeel- Creamy, light, slightly sticky, smooth like Fonzie, low in carbonation, and medium on the body.

Drinkability- So good I want a growler of the stuff, but they won't give it to me as they need supervisor approval for firkin growlers. Chumps.

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Photo of Daehpoh
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass from the firkin. Appeared a hazy brown-orange color with one finger bubbly head. Smell of floral, citrus hops, somewhat mellowed by the firkin. More grapefruit citrus in the taste with a solid sweet bread malt backing. The tastes blend well together and achieve a good balance. The bitterness of the hops and the sweetness of the malts both shine through. The mouthfeel is slightly slick with medium body. This is a highly drinkable IPA that is smooth, but very flavorful. I thought this Barley's offering was quite tasty and could definitely drink these all night.

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Photo of Puzzleman
4.95/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From the first drink you know you're in for a full blown treat. The smell has a touch of citrus but not overpowering. The color is a little deeper than most IPA's which must give it its robust flavor, no other IPA I've had has the full blown taste that this has. It starts & finishes smooth with a bit of a bite that blows the other IPA's away. The light but seemingly dry feel is an incredible experience for a beer. I've had a lot of IPA's from all over the US & this is second to none!!!

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On the firkin at the Smokehouse: Hazy orange with virtually no head or lacing. Muted hops and caramel aroma. Medium-bodied with a slick mouthfeel. The cask-conditioning really deadens the robust hops and citrus flavors found in the regular version. Normally I like cask versions of Barley's beers but this one seems to lose some luster. The mouthfeel is very smooth and subtle, but there is not much flavor up front. The finish is warm and sweet with hoppy undertones. Overall I will stick to the regular "Ass" from now on.

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Photo of mattcrill
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Barley's Smokehouse No.2

Appearance: A hazy orange with an ivory-white head. This is just a fine looking IPA. Great name too!

Smell: Citrusy hops but it was served too cold so I think that's affecting my ability to pick up much of a smell. Still, very consistent with the style.

Taste: Typical excellent IPA-fare. Citrusy and grapefruit-like. A hoppy, wheaty bite with malt presence but definitely in the background.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, high on the carbonation and very refreshing.

Drinkability: Suffers a little bit but this is typical of the style for me. I can only handle so much tongue-ripping goodness in one night. I never drink more than one IPA in a sitting. Still, this is a damn fine one. I don't consider myself a hop-head so if you are, this one may be run of the mill. But for a guy who digs stouts, this is a very nice IPA and a very-well crafted beer. Another fine offering by Smokehouse No. 2

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Barley's Kiss My Bitter Ass IPA from Smokehouse Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 6 ratings