Gnarly Barley Brewing Company

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Gnarly Barley Brewing Company
Louisiana, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #876
Ranked #2,859
4.22 | pDev: 7.11%
Sep 26, 2022
May 17, 2017
Notes: A devilishly delicious hop bomb that makes your nostrils flair and your tail point. Dry-hopped with massive amounts of Citra® and Mosaic® hops for a truly delicious treat. Impressions of tropical papaya, mango, and grapefruit wash over your taste buds. Fermented with our house hazy yeast for a soft mouthfeel that will keep you wanting more. All Hail Jucifer!
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Rated: 4.16 by Boone757 from Virginia

Sep 26, 2022
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Rated by StArnoldFan from Texas

4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Damn good. Wish I could get this at home
Jul 17, 2022
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Reviewed by Eddieeight from Ohio

3.52/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Well I just walked through part of the WW2 museum in New Orleans and all the war was making me sick so I took a break in the cafe and ordered one of these. Gnarly can dude. Made by Gnarly Barley too. Great colorful artwork and clever name. Poured into a frosted pint glass. Head was about two inches thick and absolutely shimmered and bubbled beautifully. After two minutes it settled down to a light touch of foam. Color is bright golden yellow. The smell is all citrus, lemon, orange, lime, pineapple. Taste is quite muted compared to the scent. It’s a little bit like squeezing a lemon into water. Very subtle. Now I’m a fan of stronger flavor but my wife pointed out that it’s actually appropriate enough for a drink from hot steamy Louisiana. Mouthfeel is thin, watery, light and very bubbly. Overall it’s pretty good. I am not a huge fan of IPAs but I could drink this in this heat anytime.
Jun 29, 2022
Rated: 4.06 by PaleAleWalt from New York

May 24, 2022
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Reviewed by mschrei from Illinois

4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Slightly cloudy gold color. Minimal head and lacing. Dank and piney scents with a bit of citrus presence. Taste is piney, bitter, some citrus. Medium bodied, subtle alcohol presence. Darn good west coast style IPA.
May 13, 2022
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Nice bright pale orange pour, mostly opaque, huge nose of citrus and pine, taste is tangerine and pineapple, peach and mango undercurrents, and a prickly tart close. A lovely brew.
Mar 28, 2022
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a nice amber color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma tropical and citrus hints
The taste follows the nose with a pleasant hazy IPA flavor
A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
A good NEIPA.
Feb 12, 2022
Rated: 4.08 by rorjets from Connecticut

Jan 22, 2022
Rated: 3.97 by sbuck from New Mexico

Dec 21, 2021
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Reviewed by CodyBasden from Texas

4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
L: hazy bright orange like a mix of pineapple and orange juice white fluffy head leaves lacing and holds retention
S: citrusy pineapple pine followed by some dank
T: slightly follows the nose at the beginning then leaves a beautiful barley yeasty after taste very very well rounded beer low on bitterness
F: light to medium body but ends a little thinly low carbed ends a little wet
O: one of the most smashable IPAs I had not killed in bitterness but the barley yeasty flavor shines through like a king
Dec 18, 2021
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazed gold with 2÷ fingers of beige colored head. Great Lacing and Good Head Retention

S: Tons of Tropical Fruit, some wheat notes

T: Green Melon, Passion Fruit, hints of lime and a little strawberry up front. Grassy notes pick up as this warms, plus Green Melon and Cantaloupe and Strawberry. Finishes a little dry with grassyness and Green Melon

MF: Light/Medium Body with dialed back carbonation, nice balance

Pretty easy to drink, good flavor, on tap is better
Nov 25, 2021
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz can

cloudy hazy yellow in color, fairly opaque, white head. nice tropical fruit hop aroma. similar taste, juicy but enough bitterness. fuller bodied.
Nov 12, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

Oct 18, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Sep 10, 2021
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: A quick burst of a bubble show builds two fingers of marshmallow foam over the hazy goldenstraw; good retention and a splattering of lace

Smell: Sweetened juicy fruit tones featuring mango, blueberry and pineapple; a bit of sugar cookie

Taste: Bright and juicy flavors forward, with blueberry pronounced and the mango/pineapple supporting; some sugar cookie and fresh squeezed orange juice, in the middle; limited bitterness and a very light finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Very enjoyable to drink but it does miss some depth of flavor, particularly in the finish

Thanks, NolaHopHead, for the opportunity
Aug 17, 2021
Rated: 3.87 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Jun 20, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by o29 from Texas

Jun 12, 2021
Rated: 4.61 by _Adam_ from Maryland

Jun 02, 2021
Rated: 4.23 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

May 10, 2021
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

3.37/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25
12 oz can, dated 12/24/20, into Crooked Stave Willie.

Juicy hazy blonde with a tall firm cap of 2 fingers. Leaves some webby lacing as it recedes.

Aroma of slight hop spoilage and some orange juice, slight cereal grain and baby food.

Flavor starts with citric acidity; brings some grapefruit and some mandarin oranges. A little bit of tangerine. Smarties candies. Hefty soupy malt base behind that. Some slight hop greenery but it's muted. There's a lot missing here.

Feel is creamy and smooth, best part of this beer, with a good bite to it. No alcohol in sight. Nice carbonation. Medium bodied.

Overall, I was expecting more from this beer due to all of the glowing reviews, but this one fell hilariously flat. Missing a good chunk of flavor from the middle. It's citric acidity, then malt-o-meal, then smarties. It's a good price on a 6 pack but I can't be bothered to go back for more. Don't hail this beer, it sucks. Just like its namesake. Probably hitting the drain soon.
Mar 02, 2021
Rated: 4.55 by hester7 from Texas

Mar 01, 2021
Rated: 4.3 by JamesStreet from Louisiana

Jan 02, 2021
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Reviewed by coletk97 from Louisiana

4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
This is the beer that started my love for beer a few years ago. I would have the occasional Stella or Blue Moon, but wasn't a huge fan of beer; since trying Jucifer I have developed an addiction. This is an easy drinking, beautifully hazy, NE-IPA that pours with a lacy silky head and has an amazing aroma of grapefruit and hops. The taste of this beer is second to none in my opinion in terms of IPA's, it is perfectly sweet with a very present but not overwhelming grapefruit flavor and a perfectly balanced hoppy bitterness. I could not recommend this beer enough and if a restaurant or bar has Jucifer on tap I always grab a pint. I thought it couldn't get any better until I noticed 12-packs of this htting the shelves in Whole Foods and Acquistapace's.
Nov 28, 2020
Rated: 3.59 by Pacioli1445 from South Dakota

Oct 22, 2020
Rated: 4.24 by K-Perry from Texas

May 23, 2020
Rated: 4.41 by StoutClout

May 07, 2020
Rated: 4.17 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Mar 17, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Mar 14, 2020
Rated: 3.89 by SFC21 from Florida

Mar 12, 2020
Rated: 4.33 by BeerMe8 from Florida

Mar 06, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Feb 13, 2020
Rated: 4.09 by SicemWT from Texas

Feb 05, 2020
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Reviewed by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This is not a strong flavored IPA. It is light, mild and fruity but as the name implies very juicy

Look: hazy golden with an inch thick white head

Aroma: tropical fruits some yeast, mango

Taste: The flavor is some white bread, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, some yeast, fairly mild.

Body/Overall: light to medium, very juicy and refreshing
Jan 06, 2020
Rated: 4.04 by JDizzle from Indiana

Dec 18, 2019
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Reviewed by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Really nice New England IPA that I enjoyed at a famous club in New Orleans, d.b.a., listening to Robin Rapuzzi’s band, waiting for Tuba Skinny to play. Beer almost as good as the band!
Dec 14, 2019
Rated: 4.76 by KensWorld from Florida

Dec 05, 2019
Rated: 4.28 by vladsinger

Nov 30, 2019
Rated: 4 by callumjtaylor3 from England

Nov 29, 2019
Rated: 3.79 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas

Nov 11, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by ssimpson89 from Illinois

Oct 27, 2019
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