First Harvest: Pale Ale
Tilted Barn Brewery

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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #749
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #17,361
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 7.94%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
16
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Tilted Barn Brewery
 
Rhode Island, United States
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SCORE
86
Very Good
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 16 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by TheManiacalOne:
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured 12/3/16 from a 32oz growler that was filled at the brewery the previous day, into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a thin white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, piney hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong piney hops bitterness that is quickly followed by sweet flavors of fruity citrus and caramel. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and creates a very good balance. The after-taste is hoppy and sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a nice hoppy beer to drink for a long time.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of hudsonvalleyslim
3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Growler fresh from the Barn poured into a Proclamation tulip glass. Cloudy blonde, mild aroma, gentle lacing. Very nice pale ale, drinks like a session beer but they say 6.5% abv. My first visit to this humble little brewery, and I enjoyed it very much. They grow a lot of hops and stress local ingredients, which I like a lot.

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Photo of Doomcifer
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Burt
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nebula1999
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jwale73
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

64oz. growler filled on 12/18/14. Served in a shaker pint. Pours a dull, hazy orange with a dense, 1.5 inch buttermilk-colored head. Great nose on this beer - citrus, topical fruit and medicinal rind. Taste consistent with nose; however, a bit watered down and there's also a slightly smokey quality. Finish expresses a slightly medicinal bitterness that lingers between quaffs. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body, but closer to light, with a lively carbonation that falls just shy of prickly. A nice pale ale with a lot going on. I'm a bit surprised by the abv. Doesn't seem like it should ring in as high as it does.

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Photo of JoeB51982
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of LessThanHKY10
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psdriscoll
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Newport_beerguy
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Originally tasted in November, heard there was a new recipe. Hope the quality did not go down!

Original rating: 4.54
New rating: 4.21

Unfortunately I had to drop smell, taste and overall a bit. I lost the great mango sweetness which balance out the hoppiness. There was a bit of astringent quality to the aftertaste which was not appealing. Still a very good pale ale, but not challenging the MA or VT big boys like the original version.

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Photo of Celtics76
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Finally took the short drive to Exeter, RI to check out Tilted Barn, which has been getting some good buzz in these parts. In the middle of nowhere..off a long winding country road. The brewery is a small room inside a barn, and the tasting room is right next door. Nice setup, friendly people.

On to the beer - the hazy look, strong piney/tropical aroma and balanced taste are all reminiscent of the top tier northern VT Pale Ales/IPAs. It doesn't hit you in the face with bitterness, and the well balanced flavors make it scarily easy to drink. The 750 I purchased was gone within a couple of hours.

I'll definitely make a return trip.

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Photo of hikeeba
3.09/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of J-Rice
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BUrns72
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

First Harvest: Pale Ale from Tilted Barn Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 16 ratings