Paper Planes
Barreled Souls Brewing Company

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Barreled Souls Brewing Company
Maine, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,685
Ranked #9,387
4.06 | pDev: 12.81%
Jan 15, 2022
Sep 28, 2014
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Notes: Our double IPA hopped with Amarillo and Mosaic. Dry-hopped with 100% Mosaic. Bright and clean, filled with tropical fruit hop aromatics.
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4.05 by Riggs1910 from Maine on Jan 15, 2022
4.19 by Johncnh from New Hampshire on Dec 24, 2021
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4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Bpsully from Pennsylvania

For a brewery know for barrel aged stouts this is Very solid New England style double IPA. Pours with a hazy orange color. Excellent mouth feel and a solid balance of hops and malt

Jan 09, 2021
4.3 by Massbmx from Massachusetts on Nov 19, 2020
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4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

Poured into a 16 oz Nordic glass, not sure when it was canned but just arrived at the store on Wednesday. Pours a murky orange with a 2 finger sticky white head that leaves thin streaks of lace, with excellent retention. 4.5

Smell ripe melon, guava, blueberry, peach, and apricot really nice. 4.5

Taste follows cantaloupe, guava, peach, blueberry, and apricot really bold flavor but balanced. 4.5

Mouthfeel is big, soft gentle carbonation, a tad sticky but not dry, and at 9% ABV really easy drinking. 4.75

Overall this is a really nice NEDIPA and this brewery impresses me often, just wish they would start marking dates on the cans. They want us to store cold and drink fresh, but we have no idea when it was actually canned. 4.5

Nov 14, 2020
4.24 by samEBC from Belgium on Feb 03, 2020
1.63 by ddoyle23 from New Hampshire on Dec 17, 2019
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Smakawhat from Maryland

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Thick and giant rich fistfull producing head. Soars a bit overkill beyond four fingers with excellent staying power. Supper soapy khaki colored and a thick dollop of cream and bubbled clingy lace everywhere. The body is a brilliant crystal orange amber, shining like polished copper and almost a ruby orange sense to it. Excellent looking beer.

Aroma is a big impressive hop excursion. Light sensing juice with a candy softness and mild sweet sense of fruit. Gum drops. Spritzy sensing tangerine orange abounds, with hints of light clove and green spicy herbs. Some faint tropical notes kick in as well, with a touch of pineapple. An excellent smelling fruit balanced IPA.

This beer is not fooling around. Full rich mouthfeel of malt and a wonderful resiny coating. Pleasing hits of tropical juice and citrus pound the palate with a faint sugar sweetness. The mid palate also brings back a classic flavor, true pine bitterness for contrast making for a hop blasting powerful ride.

Very fun and excellently made IPA.

Dec 12, 2019
3.75 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Nov 21, 2019
4.1 by Fitzy01 from Maine on Oct 11, 2019
4.13 by ElGallo from New Hampshire on Sep 28, 2019
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4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by colts9016 from Idaho

A hard pour on the beer produced a two finger head that is creamy and airy. The head is an ivory color with good retention. The head dissipated slowly leaving some lacing on the glass. The beer is 45 degrees and served in a tulip glass. The color of the beer is SRM 6 a medium amber with copper tones. The clarity of the beer is slightly opaque with effervescent visible on the sides of the glass. The beer has this beautiful appearance.

The initial aromas in the beer are solvent, grapefruit, pine, oranges, and cardboard. Next aromas in the beer are caramel, tropical, malt-like sweetness, bready, herbal, and pineapple.

The first flavors I get are grapefruit, pineapple, caramel, tropical, resin, dank, musty, and solvent. Next, I get herbal, floral, bready, and malt like sweetness.

The mouthfeel of the beer is astringent and dry.

The body of the beer is medium-plus, medium carbonation, and full finish.

This beer is a dank musty floral and hops bomb. The beer is a bit stale. For me, the DIPA is in need of a stout malt backbone.

Dec 19, 2018
4.28 by sdm9465 from Canada (NS) on Sep 17, 2018
4 by kdivers from New Hampshire on Sep 08, 2018
3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on May 14, 2018
4.25 by DMcGirr from Massachusetts on Oct 09, 2017
4.11 by BEERMILER12 from Maine on Sep 30, 2017
4.18 by JohnofUpton from Massachusetts on Sep 28, 2017
4.02 by Eddiehop from Texas on Sep 20, 2017
4.16 by jhavs from New York on Jul 25, 2017
4 by N1Nkasi from Connecticut on May 03, 2017
3.87 by Resuin from Massachusetts on Feb 05, 2017
4.29 by hopley from Massachusetts on Sep 10, 2016
4.5 by cookawolf from New York on Aug 02, 2016
3.94 by hockeypuck from Maine on Jul 16, 2016
2.9 by ScottP from New Hampshire on Jul 02, 2016
3.59 by NYR-Zuuuuc from Connecticut on May 01, 2016
4.96 by Mbertrand2 from New Hampshire on Apr 27, 2016
4.15 by jebrew from Maine on Feb 26, 2016
4.25 by rjp217 from Massachusetts on Feb 21, 2016
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Nice head, decent lacing, hazy orange tan color.

Nose mosaic, citrus tropical notes, dank resin and pine, herbal, little malt.

Taste more mosaic, little tropical orange and musty fruit, fair pine sap and resin, spicy hop, quite bitter, little if any malt.

Mouth med bod, decent carb.

Feb 15, 2016
3.89 by Mainelyhops from Maine on Dec 17, 2015
4.1 by DrStiffington from New Jersey on Nov 14, 2015
4.5 by mgigs from Maine on Sep 16, 2015
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3.66/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by SomethingClever from Ohio

They sell their beers so well the descriptions are amazing this was dry hopped with a blend of Mosaic and Falconers Flight hops sounds awesome. Taste meh very muted juiciness and tropical flavors. Also their IPAs have just a slight off flavor to them like something is giving off an off flavor water barrel I don't know. I wish I can find an IPA they make that makes me sit up and take notice, but I haven't yet.

Sep 09, 2015
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4.63/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by angelosk from Massachusetts

One of the best DIPAs I have ever had. The look and smell of it can't predict the smooth mouth feel and well balanced hoppiness and maltiness in the flavor profile. Should have filled up a couple growlers to go.

Sep 07, 2015
4.19 by salthemonster from Pennsylvania on Aug 03, 2015
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4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by costanzo_mike from Massachusetts

Orangey color, not too hazy with good lacing as it drinks down. Good hop smell with a good hop body on the taste. Smooth mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Solid double IPA

Jul 27, 2015
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4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by deltatauhobbit from Maine

Pours a golden orange color with a smallish head, fades quickly, only small bits of lacing on the glass.

Smell has a good piney citrus aroma, strong grapefruit presence that makes me think I just cut into a fresh one, picking up the sweet malt on the nose so I'm thinking this will be more on the balanced side.

Taste starts out with the grapefruit presence and lingers throughout with the citrus and bitter, not overly piney or abrasive though, sweet malt backing balances things out but still finishes with that grapefruit flavor regardless, carbonation out of the growler is still active and on the medium side of things, quite resiny with a good stickiness on my lips, finishes semi-dry in the back of the mouth.

Jul 17, 2015
4.58 by AndieB from Massachusetts on Jul 09, 2015
Paper Planes from Barreled Souls Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 48 ratings