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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
60 IBU

Added by plaid75 on 07-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,023
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
336
pDev:
7.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
74
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 336 |  Reviews: 57
Photo of Stignacious
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.97/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very solid ipa. on tap at allen burger venture. very smooth mouth compared to the style. so crushable and 7.3, glad I had it here on tap instead of on cask.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours almost murky orange with soft, fine head.

Smell is immensely juicy, with mango and pineapple being joined by a twist of vanilla.

Taste follows the nose very well, and introduces a nice, hoppy bitterness that balances the juiciness perfectly.

Mouthfeel is medium, very sift and pillowy. WEll carbonated.

Overall, a terrific IPA, with great flavor and mouthfeel.

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Photo of Buck89
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Very hazy/slightly turbid golden color with a large, rocky white head that left an island of foam in the glass. Nice grapefruit pith, berries, and bread on the nose. Clean bitter grapefruit on the palate with old school bitterness. A little pine and earth to keep it interesting. Well-balanced with a bready crackery malt profile. Soft mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of Montigar
4.7/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rjal
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jbavi360
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMH73
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy light orange with a quarter inch white head that dissipated to a thin cap rather quickly and left decent, blotchy lacing. Smells of citrus, pine and a bit of tropical fruit. Tastes of grapefruit, pine, pineapple, pepper, grapefruit rind and some sweet malts. Medium to heavy bodied, well carbonated, dry finish that leaves an almost chalky feel, moderate bitterness.

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Photo of ScubaLeon
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bigpig43
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jps715
3.92/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JMili
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dirtdirtdirtdirt
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks tan and murky, very enticing.
Smells subdued--faint barrier yeast and light overripe fruit.
Taste is primarily soft spruce, the yellow spring tips, not the pungent green fall ones. Really delicate and delicious. Very little fruitiness.
Feels great, with perfect carbonation, which rolls long around the mouth. Just wish the flavor lasted as long too. A little light on the finish.
Overall a great IPA, different from the tropical fruity modern beauties like Tanto that Barrier makes, but with that same awesome yeast and skill.

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Photo of brentblack1
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of untitledeuphoria
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gavage
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours a hazy golden yellow color with a 1" head that falls to a thick surface covering.

Smell: mild citrus and pine tones are picked up by the nose.

Taste: caramel, pine, grapefruit, lemon zest, mango, and an earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium in body. Crisp throughout. Mild dryness arrives late.

Overall: a refreshing and easy to drink IPA.

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Photo of Hombo3
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jsalz21
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasting notes from 05/27/17
Had on-tap at Barrier Brewing in Oceanside, CA

Appearance - Served up in a tall 10oz glass, hazy and straw yellow in color, with a mostly barren surface except a razor thin ring of suds around the edge of the glass. Fair lacing, with small spotting found here and there.

Smell - Aroma is equal parts dank and fruity; earth and pine met by citrus and a hint of pineapple.

Taste - Follows the nose. Strong, aggressive notes of citrus, pine upfront, then turns yeasty and fruity in the finish with touches of mango and pineapple. Black pepper spice. Aftertaste lingers with pith bitterness and a touch of passionfruit.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with a fair amount of carbonation. Goes down well enough, but the Finish is dry and slightly chalky.

Overall - It packs a flavor punch, that's for sure. I cant believe Im saying this, but a bit of mellow, juicier character would do this beer some good. Or maybe not. Its rather unique as is, even if it doesn't quite line up with my preference.

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Photo of StanleysCup
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jsf14
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Basellne23
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy orange/slight amber color
Tropical fruits/peach/orange
Thick mouth feel tropical and juicy hitting all at once. moderate carbonation throughout and some sweet malt and grassy on the end. Only slightly bitter smooth finish, superb

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap. Really murky yellow, white head. Aroma is milky and yeasty with lots of juicy hops. Taste follows, hop milkshake, quite bitter on the finish. Pink grapefruit aftertaste. Medium plus body, medium carbonation.

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Photo of Adamostella
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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