Necromancer IPA | Barrage Brewing Company

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Barrage Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Yagman3000 on 02-15-2014

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Ratings: 27 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by cosmicevan:
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3.37/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

swung by barrage for a growler fill (which seems to be becoming a weekly tradition) and took a small sample of this brew before filling a 32oz growler. enjoyed from my oversized TB batch 002 snifter.

a - through the growler a murky orange the glass, poured a little darker with an even darker core. opaque to the light, but a generous frothy IPA head that hung out and left chunks of lacing on the glass.

s - nose is a wet and soggy citric punch. more sweet than bitter, but the sogginess washes over.

t/m - tropical fruit with the malt backbone coming through with the sogginess of the nose. no bite, fairly soft. medium bodied, but lacking the oomph that you'd expect from a IIPA...but at the brewery this was called almost an IIPA lite since it only clocked in at 7%...and perhaps that is the best way to describe it since this is what a IIPA would be like if crossed with a session beer.

o - overall, a bit mundane for the world of IIPAs. the hopping is definitely not in your face and the beer is fairly well rounded, but for an IIPA, i tend to look for something more aggressive. this almost comes across more as an imperial pale ale since the malt backbone has a nice presence and the hop is so laid back. this brew does have that nice quality that i find in all of barrage's beers (that i've tried so far) - a certain quality to the feel, almost the water that is used...that makes it drink really nice despite what style or taste it might have. barrage is very worth checking out, but if you are looking for a classic hop your head off IIPA, you are barking up the wrong tree with this beer...but if you are new to the world of hops and have just started to open your mind to IPAs, this can be a great cross-over brew since it is so unoffending, but to the hop-head, this is not memorable.

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Photo of socon67
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bieniek30
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of sunofneurot
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of pjkelley82
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of CHickman
3.44/5  rDev -2.8%

Had a pint that from a growler my friend bought at the brewery and it poured hazy copper color with a 1 finger foamy tan head that faded and left good spotty lacing.

Smells of orange peel, lemon zest, piney hops, citrus hops, caramel, malt and some fruity sweetness; the hops stand out but are not as pungent as I hoped for in a DIPA, and the malt seems like stale or moldy wheat bread. Nose was OK, but the malt smell was kind of off.

Tastes of orange peel, pineapple, lemon zest, piney hops, citrus hops, sour apple, caramel, yeast, sweet malt and light booze. The sweetness tastes like hop oil and wet bread dough in a glass, and like the nose didn't have the hop presence I hoped it would either.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery, with a smooth feel, a medium body, very mild carbonation and a slightly bitter finish that was on the sweet side. The ABV comes through, but was not harsh. Overall is was alright, I'll give it another try at the brewery to see if it's better as well as to support another local brewer.

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Photo of NJBeer265
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Msudukie
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of clay23
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Cath
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Icemann383
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of raycoll
3.24/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Roadrunner
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sirsteve42
3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EMH73
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm rating this as a DIPA that it claims to be, but I see it more as an IPA. Pours a hazy copper with a thin white head that left nice lacing. Smells of citrus, pine and sweet malts. Tastes of orange, orange zest, lemon zest, hint of grapefruit, pineapple and sweet malts. Light bodied for the style, slightly watery mouth feel, lightly carbonated, mildly bitter.

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Photo of Yagman3000
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appears a rusty orange with a small head and residual lace as the beer is consumed.

Smells of orange and grapefruit citrus with a bit of the booziness coming through.

The taste is nice with a lot of tropical fruit coming through up front. A bit on the lighter side of flavor profile for an imperial. Oddly, booziness comes more through nose than mouth.

Great mouthfeel. Just enough carbonation to stimulate but not too much. Flavor burst upon drinking with a clean finish. "No dust on this tongue..."

Overall a very good beer and, as much as I hesitate to use this phrase, a great "session beer." At the same time, I don't usually see 2XIPAs as session beers and this can be easily consumed.

I am excited that this local upstart is gaining traction. Stopped in for a growler fill and couldn't resist the T-shirt purchase.

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Photo of VonZipper
3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dextermcgurk
3.76/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Pete_IV
3.72/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LinksusMaximus
3.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alexsergio
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lucoli
3.76/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeMans
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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Necromancer IPA from Barrage Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 27 ratings