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Brewed by:
Barrier Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
60 IBU

Added by plaid75 on 07-09-2012

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Ratings: 428 |  Reviews: 76
Reviews by Wesmaze:
Photo of Wesmaze
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I like Tanto more - this to me is much lighter in flavor

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Photo of dar482
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
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 -1.9%
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 -0.5%
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 +3.5%
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 +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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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Photo of oberon
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spacemanspiff13
3.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: hazy straw golden orange, nice head retention
S: orange rind, citrus more than any other tropical fruits. Nose was more subdued than expected however.
T: Mostly follows the nose. Juicy up front followed by gradual but lingering bitterness that's actually a bit much for my taste.
M: medium body, creamy, smooth, nice
O: Decent citra ipa, not quite what I expected but not bad at all.

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Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.63/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of csmartin6
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Jcorn
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Billolick
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

tall know the deal...$5 at Brew and Co in bedford, NY...dated on the bottom..about 2 1/2 weeks old..

pours heavily clouded, quality looking cap, leaving a nice fine film and better then respectable froth and lace

ripe pineapple on the nose...yum

tropical fruit bomb...MONEY indeed...pineapple, oranges, assorted tropical fruity/tastyness..

go get some

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Photo of tigg924
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From a growler. Pours hazy, gold in color, with 1/3 inch head. Taste is pineapple, grapefruit, and lemon rind with slight cracker. Slightly bitter, medium bodied with moderate carbonation. First experience with Barrier and I gotta say I like it. An IPA that stands up to my New England favorites. I will get this one again.

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Photo of JC333
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of virinow
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of stephenlee
4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sourdog
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of CervezaNY
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of davistabuff
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of 1BeerToRuleThemAll
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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

Photo of AngryPenguinBrewCo
4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
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 -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
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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