O-Ren Rishi | Barrier Brewing Company

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4.01/5
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38 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
India Pale Ale brewed with peach blossom white tea from Rishi.

Added by alexsergio on 06-10-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,371
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
38
pDev:
6.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
10
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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of mparella
4.49/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JamFuel
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an unclear light orange with high, soapy foam.

Smell is grassy with strong notes of peach, tea and melon.

Taste is grassy and earthy with hints of peach and white tea. Medium bitterness and some melon and grapefruit on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium and well carbonated.

Overall,a nice IPA, with some pretty unique flavors.

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Photo of SkeletonBitch
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of metter98
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is somewhat hazy yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high frothy white head that died down, leaving a layer of bubbles on the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of white tea are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and also has notes of herbal hops, some hints of grainy malts and a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Apart from the herbal hops in the taste, you wouldn't really think that this beer is an IPA—it's a unique style but seemed a little closer to tasting like a saison. It was easy to drink, but the aromas and flavors of tea weren't that strong.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Act25
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Proud to be 5th reviewer of O-REN Rishi which is out of retirement and full force May 2018.
A) Hazed golden body w white head that lags and laces too little for a 4.
S) Aromas of white tea sweetened by tangerine, lemon, pine, flowers, and honey. Nectar like but too faint.
T) Taste is the winner here. With all the above plus rare floral, peach, blossoms, spring, that is tempered with subtle bright crisp bitterness.
F) Finishes with light bitterness, and dry. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
O) My bodega wanted to charge me $10 but settled for $6. Barrier is currently the most creative brewer I regularly sample along with Carton. Barrier & Carton are a great pair of NY Metro brewers.

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Photo of Jhfinn
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can dated 4/18/2018

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Photo of jpd026
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dmbphoenix
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of malfunxion
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bluecrow
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

-cloudy orange bottle pour with thin white foam. Aroma is delicate and slightly citrus. Flavor is floral and peach with a touch of mint. Hop profile is a pleasant compliment. Finish is a bit sweet with a slight hop bite. This tasted better as it warmed. (I was called away, so there was a time gap). I'll pick up another.

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Photo of Silva11ha
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerloserLI
3.57/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A soft orange color, on the pour, with a slight haze, and a white fluffy head. The nose is sweet, fruity and herbal. A rather tangy start on the drinking with a mix of sharp fruit tones and herbal undertones. Slightly bitter and hoppy on the finish with another hit of the herbal tea feel. Pretty good fruit notes of peach, melon, and orange. The mouth feel is light/moderate.

Overall, it's an ok beer but I'm just not in love with it. An interesting take on the style and worth trying but the herbal tea mixed with the fruity hops just has a strange after taste.

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Photo of junaman
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Peterock27
3.48/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of R11415
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Noelito76
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spacemanspiff13
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Definitely get the white peach tea thing that they're going for and it is certainly not bad, but the taste especially at the back end is pretty mediocre. After the initial hit of white peach sorta just feels like a very average IPA.

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Photo of Ilovelampandbeer
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMili
4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alphakitty
3.52/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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O-Ren Rishi from Barrier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 38 ratings