Barrier Brewing Company

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IPA - American
Ranked #1,685
Ranked #13,188
4.03 | pDev: 5.71%
Barrier Brewing Company
New York, United States
Very Good
Notes: Double dry-hopped with Tahoma, Amarillo, Waimea and Summit.
Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 31 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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metter98 from New York

3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color—too hazy to see if there is any visible carbonation. It poured with a a finger and a half high bright white head that has very good retention properties and left a short head covering the surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles around the edges of the glass.
S: Light aromas of mango and pineapple are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has light to moderate flavors of pineapples along with hints of mangos and other tropical fruits. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I liked the tropical aromas and flavors of this beer but only wished that they could have been a little stronger. The beer is extremely easy to drink.

Serving type: can

Jun 14, 2018
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RC_Saunders from North Carolina

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

Hazy yellow in color. Smells very tropical,not much too bitterness but there is a touch somewhat present. Smooth drinking and very crushable,Another great brew from barrier

Jun 12, 2018
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

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

From the tall boy can in a snifter via ZID! Cheers!
This mighty fine IPA pours a nice medium hazed amber tinged yellow
with a nice head of white foam that subsides to a thick ring of foam,
a nice pooling layer, and showcases some very nice lacing. Nose of
pineapple, light mango, light orange zest, subtle herbal hops with light
pine and sweet earthy malt. Flavors nail it out of the park with light
honey and subtle cracker awash in pineapple and subtle mandarin orange
notes. Herbal and light pine bring up the rear of the taste with a earthy
malt note in there that has a touch of dark clover honey. Very nice mouth feel;
medium light body, medium light carbonation that is lively and enticing, and a
lightly dry and subtly sweet balanced finish.

One of the best of the American style IPA's I have had. Excellent.

Cheers and thanks again Zid!

Feb 21, 2018
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Bluecrow from New York

4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-deep yellow can pour with a 3 cm foam cap. Aroma is lightly-tangerine scented with a touch of mango. The flavor is clementine and tropical fruit. The bitterness is minimal. The malt supports the fruit front well. This is not sweet. It is very good.

Feb 03, 2018
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Kendo from New York

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the growler into a Palm tulip. Body is hazy straw-yellow with a small whitish head.

S: Earthy hops, with a touch of tropical fruit and a hint of pine.

T: Tropical fruity hops - think pineapple and something sweeter, maybe mango or papaya. Finishes with a grassy/piney green-hop bitterness. Modest malty sweetness underneath.

M: Medium in heft, mostly juicy in feel.

O: Good. Reminds me of Lord Hobo Glorious in some ways, makes me wonder if they're using Galaxy hops with this one.

Jan 28, 2018
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Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 32oz growler into a speiglau ipa glass.

Look is a hazy yellow with a frothy white head.

Aroma is slightly herbal with a lotta lemon and a hint of orange.

Taste is delicious sweet bitter and balanced.

Dec 29, 2017
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bishop170 from New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up at Total Wine, Westbury, NY. To me it's one of their best IPA's to date. Slightly hazy with a lasting head. Lots of fruity and tropical flavors with mild bitterness. Has both aspects of a NE IPA with the creamy mouthfeel but with more bitterness. Awesome offering, definitely a must buy.

Dec 18, 2017
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Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can from Zid. Thanks Chris! Canned October 30, 2017.

Pours a hazy, no, cloudy dark yellow with oodles of billowy foam. As it shrinks slowly, there's some nice lacing left behind.

The smell has some unusual tropical fruit going on. Mango or papaya. Been so long since I last ate either fruit. Mildly sweet from that but there's some scents of pine with a bit of bread.

Tropical fruity good, pine adds some bitterness, hints of pineapple, bready malt, tasty without any one flavour being over the top.

Nice smooth mouthfeel. Very enjoyable and so easy drinking.

Dec 15, 2017
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EMH73 from New York

3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy deep golden color with a very fluffy inch and a half white head that left lacing all the way down the glass. Smell and taste are slightly muted to me with mild citrus, floral notes, herbal elements and a hint of spice and pine. Medium bodied, well carbonated, minimal bitterness and a slightly dry finish.

Nov 26, 2017
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Jlabs from New York

3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a tulip glass via can

color is a nice bright hazy yellow with white foam

smell is dank citrus and pine

taste follows the nose

carbonation is medium and mouthfeel is a bit syrupy

still, a nice IPA

Nov 26, 2017
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Greywulfken from New York

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Double dry hopped with Tahoma, Amarillo, Waimea, and Summit hops, canned 10/30/17... Hazy, medium-pale gold body under a thick white foam head that trailed lace lines behind... Floral and herbal fruity aromas previewed a moderately bitter and only mildly sweet beer with a soft, smooth feel... Presented suggestions of muted citrus fruits, with hints of tannic cedar and vague herbal spice, and a subtle undertone of a pine-like element... The malt body does not give way to the hop profile and asserts a grainy, bready backbone to the experience. Fairly distinct profile overall, and a very enjoyable drink.

Nov 12, 2017
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DCN203 from Connecticut

3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought at brewery on 11/4. Another solid offering from Barrier. Straightforward clean hop flavor, no haze, good carb, light fruit, maybe stone fruit or papaya, biscuity taste at the finish. East coast IPA

Nov 08, 2017
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