Hop Damn! IPA
Barrier Brewing Company

Hop Damn! IPAHop Damn! IPA
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From:
Barrier Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
American IPA
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 7.63%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
41
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 18, 2019
Added:
Dec 15, 2015
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  11
SCORE
88
Very Good
Hop Damn! IPAHop Damn! IPA
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Rated: 3.75 by R11415 from New York

Nov 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.15 by chiefz1 from New York

Feb 10, 2019
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Reviewed by CHickman from New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%
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.
Aug 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.9 by SkeletonBitch from New York

Aug 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.84 by timmy2b from New York

Jul 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by nwhittin from Indiana

Jul 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by AD17 from New Jersey

Jul 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by duff96 from New York

Apr 04, 2018
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
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.
Feb 25, 2018
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Reviewed by gopens44 from Virginia

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
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.
Jan 21, 2018
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

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
Jan 14, 2018
 
Rated: 3.99 by 22Blue from Kansas

Jan 10, 2018
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Reviewed by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

4.44/5  rDev +13%
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.
Jan 08, 2018
 
Rated: 3.96 by LinksusMaximus from New York

Jan 05, 2018
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Reviewed by mikeinportc from New York

4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
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.
Dec 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.33 by TheGent from New Jersey

Dec 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Wukk from New York

Dec 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4.15 by CrimeDog from New York

Dec 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Cath from New York

Jul 30, 2017
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Rated by raycoll from New York

3.93/5  rDev 0%
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.
Jul 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.99 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jul 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Apr 15, 2017
 
Rated: 3.9 by shoretaxi from New Jersey

Apr 10, 2017
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Reviewed by Billolick from New York

4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
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
Apr 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.39 by JLapadura from New York

Apr 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.83 by EnthusedAboutBeer from New Jersey

Feb 20, 2017
 
Rated: 3.78 by edthehead from New York

Nov 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.63 by Mikexw from New York

Sep 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.01 by smi69 from New York

Sep 16, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by BltByKrmn from New York

Aug 31, 2016
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Reviewed by Gmann from New York

3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a pretty golden color with a tight creamy beige head. Not much lacing on the glass.

The aroma is of tropical and savory hops. Some grapefruit and pineapple provide a fruity note where some onion provides some dank.

The taste is a mix of grapefruit and pineapple. Quite bright to start. Then a piney/savory hop comes through as well as the spicy rye. Bit of a mineral note from the malt.

The feel is moderate with fizzy carbonation. Starts slightly sweet but finishes with a piney/dank bitterness. Fairly good balance.

Good rye IPA. It's well made.
Aug 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by alexsergio from New York

Aug 06, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by CervezaNY from New York

Aug 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.2 by malfunxion from New York

Jul 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.61 by vfgccp from New York

Apr 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.21 by plaid75 from New York

Apr 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4.24 by samibr from New York

Apr 07, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by dextermcgurk from New York

Apr 06, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by virinow from New York

Mar 28, 2016
 
Rated: 4.07 by Dmbphoenix from New York

Mar 16, 2016
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