Legal Tender | Barrier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.21/5
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25 Ratings
Legal TenderLegal Tender
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A collaboration between Finback and Barrier.

Added by Eamonn-Cummings3 on 03-31-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,940
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
25
pDev:
4.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of wshinevar
3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of socon67
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of timmy2b
3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mojuyt
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BAsbill
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boccu
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blackrobe
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clearly dated 3/27/18 on the bottom of the can, 3.5 weeks old.

Pours a hazy pale golden amber the glass with a whopping 3 fingers of rocky/bubbly white head. Nose starts off with a strong weedy dankness followed by herbaceousness, over-ripened papaya, kumquats, pepper, licorice and birch. Quite a unique profile. Taste is a bit lacking compared to the nose, focusing on notes of pink grapefruit, bubblegum, dankness and wet earth. The other notes from the nose can be detected by you really have to search for them. Low bitterness and medium drying in this one. The mouthfeel is medium-light but heavily carbonated. Undetectable 7.6% ABV. Overall, the aromas this brew gives off are intense and unique, but it falls off in the taste and mouthfeel.

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Photo of BltByKrmn
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjp217
3.77/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bhunter0812
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KevoDavies
4.63/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Greywulfken
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Barrier and Finback collab, dry hopped with Columbus and Mosaic, 3/27 canning... Medium gold and opaque beer -good, with something of a distinct character though - kinda trying to wrap my brain around it - I gotta tag @Act25 here because a couple of his descriptors ring true with me as well - there is a cedar and incense element to it, accompanying various pale, citric, and tropical fruits - creating an earthy/herbal aspect, kinda reminding me of a sahti, which features juniper berries (think, gin) as opposed to hops... Very compelling, but this may be a personal preference thing...

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Photo of Abe_Froman
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Act25
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pleased to be 2nd review of Legal Tender collaboration.
A) Purrs a deeply hazed golden body, that sports white head that lasts and laces.
S) Cat, grass, sand, salt, scat, hemp.
T) Follow the funky Scat-Plus aroma, adds elements of cedar, wood, pine shellac, church pew, incense, on a white malt background.
F) Just a bit thinner than medium, with a peppery clean finish.
O) Unusual, beachy,. Bitchin’ brew.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dmbphoenix
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Orny18
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LoudRed
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Fsatsil
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CayseyW
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can into a speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a hazy dull yellow orange with little to no head.

Aroma is a candy orange.

Taste lacks some of the juiciness of the aroma, but still is delicious.

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Legal Tender from Barrier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 25 ratings