Suite | Barrier Brewing Company

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4.03/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Double Dry Hopped IPA brewed with copious amounts of Mosaic, Tahoma, Eukanot and Idaho-7 hops.

Added by plaid75 on 07-17-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,672
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
66
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of chiefz1
3.32/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bammer21
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeB51982
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eddiefl
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woemad
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can courtesy of beerloserLI. Canned March 13, 2018, per the stamp on the bottom, along with "room service," presumably in reference to the label illustration.

Poured into a shaker pint glass, this was a hazy, lemony gold color. Spotty lace once the inch or so of white foam fell.

Tropical fruit-like hops dominate the nose. I also can smell some aromas similar to garlic and onion, though they are fairly low in the mix.

Pineapple and mango, balanced pretty well, are the primary taste sensations. Towards the finish, a low key, pithy dryness makes itself felt, but it's quite restrained.

Medium bodied, with a slightly resinous, pithy mouthfeel.

Really like how the pineapple and mango flavors blend together. I've come to realize I don't care for fruity IPAs when it seems like pineapple gains ascendancy over all else, and that's definitely not happening here. The relatively high abv is well hidden. I quite like this. Thanks, Brian!

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Photo of Mleblanc25
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duff96
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Cloudy, opaque yellow with an enormous creamy white head. Very long retention, a foamy film always remaining and leaves sheets of lacing.

S: Pineapple, fresh mango, white peach, orange zest, lemon, chive-like herbaceousness.

T: White peach, apricot, pineapple, and mango upfront, along with hints of orange and lemon. Hints of chive, mint, and pine in the background. Soft cracker malt. Virtually no bitterness, but there is a lingering orange pith sensation.

F: Very soft and delicate, light--but not watery. Moderately carbonated. Flows very fast across the palate, and ends cleanly.

O: A really great DIPA from Barrier. So soft and delicate for almost being double.

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Photo of LeftHanded666
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of agreenman19
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - lots of talk on this label. Let's see how it holds up. Pours a medium orange haze. Standard stuff, but a nice break from the paint yellow OH stuff I've been drinking recently.

S - potent herbs and onions. Has a very nostalgic garlicky aroma. Maybe some apricots in there too.

T - more onions, but definitely restrained. A little thin and a little let down, honestly. Light summery flavors of passion fruit and flowers. Scallions and dandelions.

F - like I said before, way thinner than I'd expect for 7.8%. Too drinkable. The carbonation is good and it's not watery, thankfully.

O - the can boasted a lot of flavors, but I got mostly onions. Oh well.

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Photo of ADesus
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great mouth feel, citrus forward, excellent overall. This is a very good NE style IPA, better than many other barrier offerings. Very hazy and extremely drinkable. The smell is the only critique here, it is not very strong smelling. Imo better then it is rated.

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Photo of CrimeDog
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SiepJones
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alexsergio
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Strauss95
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of T-34-85
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of virinow
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color with faint hues of amber and a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head.
S: Light aromas of mangos are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of tropical fruit hops—mangoes and pineapples seem to stand out in particular.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is no noticeable crispness.
O: This IPA is rather “juicy” without having that much bitterness.

Serving type: growler

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Photo of smithj4
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PaleAleWalt
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
2.88/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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Suite from Barrier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 66 ratings