Single Hop IPA (Barbe Rouge)
Burlington Beer Co.

Single Hop IPA (Barbe Rouge)Single Hop IPA (Barbe Rouge)
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #621
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
90
Ranked #6,266
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 7.32%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
69
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Burlington Beer Co.
 
Vermont, United States
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Single Hop IPA (Barbe Rouge)Single Hop IPA (Barbe Rouge)
Notes: Single hop IPA brewed with Barbe Rouge Hops. Barbe Rouge is a new experimental hop from France with juicy ripe flavors of strawberry.
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Reviews by Hopyard57:
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4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Burlington Beer Co. "Barbe Rouge Single Hop IPA"
16 fl. oz. can, "5/26/16" on 6/15/16
$3.50 @ Beverage Warehouse, Winooski, VT

Notes: Single Hop IPA... sounds good! Barbe Rouge, or red beard from France, I've never heard of it. Of course the French haven't exactly been known for their hops either (for reference, Albania produces more hops than France annually). "abv. 5.9%"... ? More of a hoppy pale ale then isn't it? Cloudy golden orange beneath a short head of bright white. Looks like a glass of orange juice. The head retention could be better, but the lacing is decent. Aroma is hoppy (no other way to describe it) with an edge of cut vegetation... kind of raspy. Is it chlorophyll? It reminds me of fresh hops just picked. Very little malt to be found beneath the hops. Moving on, it's fruity as well, not particularly descript, maybe like berries or cherries. Ahhh, and that carries over into the flavor! Very nice. It's not bold but there is a distinct soft cherry note. I can't tell if it's from the yeast or the hops though. The leafy and grassy hops remain, and it's floral as well, which I didn't find in the nose. The malt is fairly basic, biscuity, and nicely balanced by a stiff bitterness. Again, it doesn't seem that bitter so I'm confused as to why it's labeled an IPA. Light-medium in body with a fine-bubbled, seemingly natural just below standard level carbonation. Nice finish with a dollop of sweetish berry-like fruitiness. Balanced. Charming.

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Photo of Brad007
4.67/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy whitish-gold hue with a frothy head into my glass. Very appealing as it is. I'm thirsty already.

Essence of strawberry in the nose that occurs naturally due to hop strain. It blends well with a light buttered bread malt base.

Berries and cream with some light, crisp bread in the background. Think of strawberry shortcake.

Finishes clean and sweet. Not what I was expecting in a good way.

Try this amazing IPA while you still can!

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of slvrmon82
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clake
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of curlybird
3.69/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmdrpi
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can, no date

hazy golden color, fairly thick white head. good lacing. fruity hop aroma. the brewery description says this hop has strawberry flavors, and I can see that. smell is sweet from the hops, but taste is more balanced. not bitter at all from the hops. just mild malt flavor. thin to medium bodied.

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Photo of bobv
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of InspectorBob
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Barbe Rouge single hop IPA

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Photo of tobelerone
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mklisz
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of asparkoflife
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chippo33
4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ScottP
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 oz. can dated 3/22/16 obtained as throw-in in trade. Poured into Belgian ale glass.

L: Hazy orange juice-like color. 2F head, pretty good retention, with spotty lacing and a thin cap and ring.

S: Definitely do get a strawberry/melon-like nose from the hopping. Fair amount of malt and funk on the back end. This definitely is a bit past optimal drinking status.

T: A little bit of strawberry and watermelon up front, then light malts and earthy funkiness. It's not very forward, and I would imagine any strawberry beer by nature has to be fairly delicate.

F: Light bodied, moderate carbonation for decent drying. Construction is OK. Balance pretty good.

O: It drinks fairly well, just not my favorite way to do an IPA, but for summer especially it's OK.

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Photo of Ri0
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 16oz can into snifter. Canned 4/5/16. A golden peach color that is very cloudy with a big 3 finger foamy white head. Crazy retention that fades into a thick cap and leaves thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is very floral bursting with sweet nectar and berry notes. There are hints of leafy hops and sweet honey. Flavor is transcendent with a strong bitter berry flavor. It does have a reminiscent strawberry like taste, but very flowery. It is kind of green and leafy, a bit herbal and leaves an odd aftertaste without very much sweetness. Feel is lighter and very well carbonated. This was a good showcase of these unique hops. It worked well for a single hop, but could really make a difference when mixed. I would love to see this hop used in a Saison.

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Photo of JakerLou
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 80x2HopHead
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of earlholman
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hendry
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a glorious murky peach color with a creamy 2 finger frothy white head, respectable lacing in the Barrelworks Teku. Very nice eye appeal.

The nose is subtle and has a faint strawberry/blackberry vibe which is pleasant and unlike any other hop variety that I've tried so far .

Taste is exactly what you would expect from the aroma: not an explosion of flavor, quite subtle overall yet pleasant and appealing (don't expect a strawberry Fanta pop flavor).

Slightly thin and a sort of creamy mouthfeel, I prefer a drier finish from this style.

Anticipation was high for this new hop, and I think this IPA was nicely done. I would have enjoyed it more if it had been more aggressively dry hopped and finished a touch drier, but this is a very intriguing single hop IPA with a lot of good character and well worth trying.

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Single Hop IPA (Barbe Rouge) from Burlington Beer Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 69 ratings