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Daddy Warbucks | Barrier Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Barrier Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by brentk56 on 11-23-2013

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Photo of Hombo3
3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jvillefan
3.64/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JMili
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Basellne23
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AD17
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TangoJuliet
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frankie818
4.65/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Haastile11
3.33/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This was a weird one. But I like weird. I need another one to tell me what it is.

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Photo of curtis6290
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 1/20/17 (COME TO DADDY). Enjoyed 2/22/17. Purchased from Pequa Beverage.

Look: Darkest orange i've seen in a while. Almost brown. Not mixed too well, lots of particles that linger. Head does not stick around. (6/10)
Smell: Coffee, Dirt, Orange, Tropical, Hops. (7/10)
Taste: Vaseline, Hops, Coffee, Earth, tastes like a stout. (7/10)
Feel: Vaseline is tough, Resin, oily, Taste lingers, and doesn't go away. (7/10)
Overall: This was a nice change of pace, but definitely nothing like the NE IPA's we like. Very interesting beer, not bad by any means, just different. You should try this. (7/10)

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4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into a fluted snifter.

Burnt orange with soft haze. Thick foamy head settles fast into floating islands and thick collar.

First thing I get in the aroma is earthy grass and herbal followed by some tropical fruits and hint of residual sweet malts.

Flavor is herbal, full hop onslaught with tropical fruits (e.g. mango) and grassy, resinous flavors. Light alcohol and a hint of caramel sweetness.

Moderate carbonation and a tad higher than medium bodied.

Full flavored but approachable. Nice mix of hoppy flavors that work well in combination.

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3.67/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can from 1/20/2017 poured into an oversized goblet. Pours a dark and cloudy orange color with a white lacing on the top of the beer. Malty flavor with some fruit in the background. Nectarine maybe. A little more boozy than I was expecting, but very drinkable at 9.8%abv. Would like to try on draft.

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4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Billolick
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

tall siver can...1/20/17...loving how Barrier seemingly continues to up there game...the last few beer I've tried have them have been quite tasty.

This is a super freshy and highly enjoable take on the NE IPA style, that seems to be all the rage in my circles.

Pours cloudy, dull tangerine, lasting off white cap, leaves a thicker collar and scattered blobs of lace.

Dank, tropical sniff...

Super tasty, super tropical, dank, complex and delicious, pineapple, grapefruit, mango...top quality...go get some..

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4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3.27/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Inspired by Barrier's friends at One Mile House (a bar in NYC I happen to frequent). "Brewed originally for One Mile House."

BOTTLE: 500ml format. Branded gold colour pry-off crown cap. Brown glass. Green label design with fun label art designed and illustrated by Daniel F. Birch.

9.80% ABV. "Double India Pale Ale." "AKA Imperial Money."

HEAD: ~5-8cm in height. White colour. Soft, fluffy, and even in its consistency. Coating and robust. Nice complexion. Retention is excellent for its 9.80% ABV, coming in at 10+ minutes. Pretty impressive across the board.

BODY: Less impressive than the head, offering an obviously unfiltered murky orange-copper colour. Hazy, dull, murky. No yeast or sediment can be seen within.

Appears well-carbonated. Not a unique or special appearance for an imperial IPA, but generally appealing (the head more than the body).

AROMA: Fresh cut grass, fresh floral notes, "dank" resinous notes heavily redolent of dried cannabis, faint vague fruit with a nebulous tropical bend (okay, I'll actually try to isolate them: papaya, tangerine creamsicle, maybe mango). Pale malts even it out.

No sharp citrusy notes here, juicy orchard fruit, yogurty simcoe (or oniony simcoe), or others. Still, it's an intriguing hop profile with plenty to entice the discerning drinker. Suggests a balanced imperial IPA with a well-hidden ABV and a new world tropical hop bend. I'm looking forward to trying it.

Aromatic intensity is moderately high.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Soft and creamy, accentuating the aforementioned tangerine creamsicle flavour, yet assertively carbonated giving it some aggression in spite of its otherwise smooth and wet presence on the palate. Some may find the almost sharp carbonation off-putting (and opposing of the softness the beer features up front), but somehow for me it kind of works...(kind of).

A tangy yogurty taste signals the usage of new world hops, showing Barrier wants to play in the same sandbox as breweries like Hill Farmstead, whose yogurty IPAs this pays homage to. Throw in bright sharp flavours of papaya and mango and Barrier's "imperial money" is off to the races. Tempered neatly by pale malt sweetness, its hop profile is assertive but balanced, though fans of more classic hop profiles (think Cascade, Centennial, Amarillo, Chinook) will be a bit lost in the tropical maze this beer draws out for the drinker. Hints towards more traditional floral notes, but eschews straightforward citrus (e.g. orange) in favour of new world "fancy" citrus (tangerine). It leaves the aroma's promises of "dank" cannibis-redolent flavours and resinous notes out to dry, but I don't know that it's better for it.

The subtle tangy yogurty hop notes play well for me, but the tropical flavours fail to land as well, and don't integrate on the arm of the pale malt as well into the fold as Barrier's brewers may have hoped. A refocus on a more classic fruity hop element to pair with the new world yogurt tang is in order if Barrier wants to bring this beer to the next level; as-is, it doesn't parse as a gestalt harmonious whole of a build, tasty though it may be.

Nice depth of flavour and flavour duration. Above average flavour intensity (though not, per se, for the style).

OVERALL: ABV is disguised well enough, but one would figure this for the 9-10% range it's in in a blind tasting even though it isn't boozy. I found Barrier's "Money" underwhelming, but this so-called "Imperial Money" ain't half-bad. I'm glad I got to try it once, but it's far from world-class - even if it is the best work from Barrier I've tried to date.

Low B- (3.27) / WORTHY

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4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Daddy Warbucks from Barrier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 155 ratings
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