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Brewed by:
Barrier Brewing Company
New York, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by plaid75 on 07-09-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
271
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
18.84%
 
 
Wants:
25
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49
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Reviews by Rifugium:
Photo of Rifugium
3.42/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Barrier

Poured a hazy yellow-orange color with a small bubbly white head; minimal retention and a few dots of lacing. Some citrusy hop notes in the aroma, but as with Bittersweet, there was an overpowering scent of body odor and dishwater, as if the glass was not properly cleaned. Maybe the aroma is actually better than I received, maybe not, but either way, seeing how I got this AT the brewery, there's really no excuse. I didn't get this aroma in any other beer except the APA and the IPA, and I find that suspicious. Fortunately, this aroma didn't really transfer to the taste (a little, but not much). Nice citrusy flavors, lemon was dominant to me, with lesser notes of tropical fruit and wildflowers, mild grainy malts. Body was light-medium, carbonation was full. A decent IPA overall, but still somewhat messy, especially that aroma.

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Photo of dar482
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a light hazy orange.

The aroma has a blast of Citra, pineapple, and citrus peel.

The flavor follows with huge citrus, a light mango, a really light white bready malt in the middle with a touch of herbal on the end. The beer is extremely clean drinking without much bitterness on the back

This IPA is a Citra bomb and easily one of the best IPAs brewed in New York.

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Photo of tempest
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had a glass at Top Hops in LES. It's a rich, hazy IPA with a pungent character. The hops are big and juicy with stacked grapefruit, tangerine, orange peel, and peach. Appropriately drinkable for a 7.3% West Coast style IPA. Go find yourself a pint, you won't regret it.

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Photo of TomMorris
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Went to an excellent beer tasting event at Decicco's in Brewster, NY and found this beer to be an excellent surprise. After the ridiculously good Sip of Sunshine from Lawson's and Hill Farmstead's Double Citra, this was pretty soundly my third favorite of the dozen or so IPA's they were sampling.

Appearance: Standard IPA look here; golden yellow with tons of carbonation. My pour yielded a pretty sizable head all the way up to the brim of my 5-ounce tasting glass. Not as hazy many other East-Coast IPAs complexion, but certainly a few notches more opaque than completely see-through.

Nose: Brilliant dank and musty hop aromas up front followed by citrus and some spicy herb.

Taste: Manages to pack a wallop of hop flavors without being overly-aggressive or bitter. Everything in the nose makes an appearance. Just a fantastically complex and flavorful brew that drinks surprisingly easy.

Mouthfeel: Nice prickly carbonation that supports a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Finishes dry with some great lingering bitterness.

Overall: I was very impressed with this beer. I would purchase this all the time if I could find it more easily. A few days after the event, I went and purchased a growler of KBS and had to pick up some of this as well as soon as I saw it was still on tap. Well worth your time!

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Photo of Phigg1102
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer packs in a ton of pungent dank hop goodness! Fairly light in color, next to the aroma I would have expected a big hazy glass of OJ. Lots of grapefruit and floral notes in the aroma and taste. Body is bit thinner than I would have expected as well but it's honestly an interesting sensory trick drinking this beer. Tons of hop flavor packed into a lighter bodied beer.

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Photo of Pahn
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Literary experiment: instead of reviewing from notes, here are my notes:
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barrier money

fucking hop juice
dank as shit

3.75 appearance: clear orange. decent retention. spotty lacing

5.0 smell: glorious citra aroma dank pungent little smokey some orange and melon. aroma only found in extremely fresh hopppy beer. keeping my nose to it throughout

4.5 taste: huge succulent hop flavor and heavy IBU keeping the 7% sweetness in check. malt backbone is bold and boozy, no subtle grain or airy bread: slick hot and sweet. that smokiness that really well done citra beers have cuts the sweet along with ample bitterness and layers and layers of fresh, pungent and citrusy hop goodness.

like less boozy (but still aggressive) seeking alpha with better, cleaner (and danker) hop flavor.

4.0 mouthfeel: full side of medium bodied. moderate carbonation. slick but with welcomely high bitterness and some juiciness. mild dryness in finish competing with the booze

4.75 overall: why do we sleep on barrier so much? this isnt the first utterly fantastic beer ive had from them.

not a trendy session ipa (a trend i love, by the by)... but i was in a pretty shitty mood when i got on the train and this was exactly the hop punch in the face i wanted when i overpaid the guy in grand central.

memorably excellent beer

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.63/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JC333
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of sourdog
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of CervezaNY
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden color with a thick soft white head that laces the glass nicely with each sip. Aroma is dank and citrusy. Bready malt upfront which immediately progresses into a wave of citrus, then a sharp bite of booze and a strong resinous finish.

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Photo of acurtis
3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.89/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.68/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a hazy golden orange with a finger of white head. It dissipates rather quickly leaving a slight film at the top.

S: Some orange peel, grapefruit.

T: Follows the nose leaving a slight bitterness at the end. Some mango and pineapple also. No doubt a citrus forward ipa.

F: Medium bodied, medium to high carbonation.

O: So glad to find this one at Grand Cru in Rhinebeck. It's top notch.

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