Hop Damn! IPA | Barrier Brewing Company

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3.95/5
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51 Ratings
Hop Damn! IPAHop Damn! IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Barrier Brewing Company
New York, United States
barrierbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ThatsThatDude on 12-15-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,019
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
51
pDev:
7.09%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of CHickman
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy gold color with a 2 finger fluffy/foamy white colored head that faded slowly and left very good spotty foamy lacing with rings as it went down.

Smells of orange peel, lemon zest, floral notes, biscuit, mild caramel, citrus fruit and light peppery spices. Not as hoppy as I hoped but it’s a double rye IPA so the spicy notes made a lot of sense.

The taste has more rye and spices than the nose, with roasted grains, coriander, tea leaf, lemon, orange peel, biscuit, wheat crackers, light peppermint and grapefruit. Surprisingly smooth for such a spicy brew, this covers the ABV well and was a different kind of IPA in a good way.

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Photo of SkeletonBitch
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of timmy2b
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nwhittin
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duff96
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Treated as an imperial Rye IPA, this was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a dark amber malty color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Some messy sticky lace wound around the sides of the glass fairly nice.
The aroma had some sweet caramel malts flowing into the sweet side of floral rye tones. Subtle toffee to biscuity smooth character.
The flavor was semi-sweet wrapping the rye floral quality into the caramel to toffee and biscuity character. Light orange peel. Clean rye sweet floral to toffee aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a kind sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt on par. Finish is smooth through the caramel/toffee malts.
Overall, I'd say this was a pretty good rye IPA, I thought was imperialized. I'd come back to this.

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Photo of gopens44
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice foamy beige head, bubbly lacing over clear but hazy golden beer. Nose bursts sweet citrus just prior to a sweet malt snd spicy hop finish. Taste isn’t exactly wickedly diverse, nor does it really do much different than your typical non-NE East Coast IPA, which is to say bold upfront bitterness followed by something citrus (in this case primarily orange peel), bitter assistsnce ptovided by an earthy element, and a moderate malt sweetness. Alcohol is very well hidden on this, as it could pass for a non-double easily. Somewhat dry on a lingering bitter aftertaste finish.

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Photo of metter98
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high frothy white head that died down and consistently left a short head covering the surface and lots of bubbles clinging to the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of tropical fruit hops are present in the nose—mangos really seem to stand out in particular. As the beer warms up, oranges also become noticeable.
T: The taste has flavors of peaches along with notes of mangos and papayas. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. No crispness is detectable.
O: This is a "juicy" New England IPA as it's packed with lots of aromas and flavors from the hops but isn't heavy in body or have much in the way of bitterness from the hops.

Serving type: can

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Photo of 22Blue
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Super hazy, almost opaque golden with a big creamy white head. Dies down after a few minutes, leaving sheets of lacing.

S: Tons of peach and apricot, mint, catnip, yellow grapefruit, tangerine, and passion fruit. Slightly sour when combined with the mint/catnip thing, lending the impression of tart white peach and unripe pineapple.

T: Big apricot and peach upfront, juicy but leaning slightly tart with notes of pineapple and passion fruit. A bit of sneaky tangerine in there as well. That weird mint-catnip just accentuates the tartness of the tropical and stone fruits. Smooth, creamy, doughy malts. A bit of peppery rye comes in the back end. Hints of vanilla and sugar cookie. Finishes clean, lightly dry; not bitter, but lingering hop oils stick in the mouth.

F: Medium-full, moderately carbonated, smooth, rich, creamy, and silky.

O: A great NEIPA with some rye flavor in there as well.

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Photo of LinksusMaximus
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikeinportc
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 11/27/17
Moderately hazy orangey-gold, with ample off-white persistent creamy head & lacing.

Smells like pineapple juice, grapefruit, & unidentifiable tropical fruit mix.

First taste is tangerine, then mango, then pineapple, followed by fruit mix, finishing with slightly-lingering grapefruit pith flavor & bitterness.

Feel is medium creamy, with finely-textured carbonation tingle on the finish.

Overall good, and easy-drinking, with typical hazy/juicy IPA characteristics. I bought this, over other options, mostly because it is labeled as rye DIPA. I didn't sense anything from the rye. Maybe it could use more? In that, it is disappointing, but if I didn't know, I would be quite pleased with this beer.

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Photo of TheGent
3.33/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wukk
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CrimeDog
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cath
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of raycoll
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BA says it's retired but the can I had was canned 7-10-17. Another nice job from Barrier.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shoretaxi
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Billolick
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

tall can...3/6/17 stamped on the bottom

Pours heavily hazed, dull orangey. Spotty lacing left on the glass

Moderate tropical nose

Tasty NE style IPA, with ripe pineapple and dull grapefruit juice coming to mind.

More highly enjoyable and worthy brew from BBC

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Photo of JLapadura
3.39/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of edthehead
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Hop Damn! IPA from Barrier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 51 ratings