The Chosen One
Tilted Barn Brewery

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IPA - New England
Ranked #85
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4.46 | pDev: 6.5%
Tilted Barn Brewery
Rhode Island, United States
The Chosen OneThe Chosen One
Notes: You asked for it and we delivered. An American DIPA overflowing with hops and weighing in at a surprisingly subtle 8.5% ABV. This beer needs no introduction, just sit back, relax and enjoy. You have chosen wisely.
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.38/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a completely murky dark orange with two fingers of fluffy white foam. Aroma is wonderfully sweet grapefruit, papaya, tangerine, guava, and orange zest. It's a plump little squeeze of tropical fruits straight to the nose, but without the burn. Flavor profile is grapefruit, papaya, tangerine, guava, orange and lemon zest, and grassy hops. While the nose is concise, the flavor profile is expansive, sending out waves of tropical fruits. Mouth feel is medium-thick with a semi-gritty/silty texture that pushes this more into the sipping territory for IPAs (as opposed to gulping or chugging.) Overall, between the dense feel and luscious hops in the flavor profile, this beer packs a notable and hearty presence sip after sip.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 16oz can.

Nov 10, 2021
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Thankin_Hank from Texas

4.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pineapple juicy color with a big thick creamy head, from a 03/17/2021 dated 16 ounce can. Smells like a pineapple and grapefruit blend. Tastes more pineapple than grapefruit but first taste is outstanding. It is very IPA tasting, slightly dry and hoppy with a hint of bitterness. An excellent blend. Overall great beer and would revisit this beauty. A special Thanks to @TastersChoice62 for sharing. Thanks Larry B.

Apr 18, 2021
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Holderness from Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned 6 days ago.

L -- Hazy golden orange body with a finger of off-white head produced with moderate pour. Good retention and great lacing. Looks like they --might-- have upped the haziness of their beers lately, but can't quite tell
S -- Sweet creamy malt, dried apricot, white peach, orange sherbert, cantaloupe, kiwi, and a bit of guava
T -- Largely follows the nose, but also has this somewhat unusual peanut butter note to it as well that I also recently noticed with Vitamin Sea's Just Another T-Shirt Shop. Not sure if it's a flaw in the brewing process or what -- just quite strange, especially given that it's a hop-derived flavor note
F -- Medium mouthfeel, medium carb. Nice creamy fluffiness with just the right amount of bitterness
O -- Solid flagship. Sad to see the original barn go as of this week, but the new structure looks pretty great too


Nov 18, 2020
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 1/28/20.

A - Opaque dark golden tan color with thick frothy bright white lacing. Foamy and sticky on the sides of the glass.

S - Lightly juiced citrus, pineapple, and guava.

T - Pineapple, guava, passion fruit, spicy citrus rind, and finishes more on the sweet side with minimal bitterness. The citrus rind comes through as a little spicy earthy-like. Spicy earthy citrus lingers on forever.

M - Thick and chewy with pillowy soft texture.

O - This is rock solid and seek this one out.

Feb 03, 2020
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap. Stupid hazy orangery yellow body with a white head, picture perfect. Grapefruit, pineapple, passion fruit, peach, white grape, melon, and dank hops are the aroma bouquet. So here's the deal on the taste, it has great fruits and dank piney hops, but there is a musty underlying current I just can stop detecting, like yeasty grape must with wet wood and medicinal hops, very odd. Not that this is bad, just seems out of place with all of the juicy tropical fruit. Feel is dank, juicy, soft, and airy.

Oct 31, 2019
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz draught at Novare Res.

Cloudy gold with nice lacing and retention. Melons, pineapple, peach, and grapefruit in the nose. Medium bodied with a creamy, tacky mouthfeel.
Loads of ripe tropicals on the palate with zero malt and minimal bitterness. Quite resinous and gummy. Finishes with waves of lush citrus and melons.

Sep 15, 2019
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TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

3.84/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving: Can
Canned: Aug-7-2019 (Consumed Aug-28)

Pours cloudy and bruised peach-colored with short-lived finger of beige head that leaves little lacing. Aroma is made up of orange marmalade, weed eater gunk, citrus pith and a tiny bit of diacetyl. It doesn't take away too much from the overall character but it is definitely there. In this way it is kind of an orange marmalade and butter on toast vibe. A decent dose of bitterness right up front, descending into the same fruity character as the nose through the finish. Herbal, green, piney then intermingling orange sweetness towards the end. It is pretty dry with active carbonation and a resinous feel overall. Decent beer and my first from Rhode Island as far as I know.


Aug 30, 2019
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papposilenus from New Hampshire

3.92/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 16oz can, dated 08/07/19. Served in a tulip.

Pours a thoroughly opaque, murky, burnt pear colour with minimal head formation and zippo retention, just a feeble, fizzy little collar. Even by NEDIPA standards, this is an unattractive beverage.

But the nose, ooh, that smell - doughy bread roll and fruit basket-sitting-out-in-the-sun. Mildly sweet, yeasty and fruity as the dickens.

Taste is somewhat in accord with the nose but grainy, harsh and hot. There is the yeasty bread roll and fruitiness of the apricot, melon rind and fermenting grape sort but with pronounced booziness of the isopropyl alcohol sort.

Feel starts juicy but dries out quickly, sort of like a high-octane dry reisling. No more than medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a relatively decent NEDIPA. I’ve waited a long time for my first Tilted Barn but maybe I should have started with something smaller? Still, at 8.5%, it sure as hell gets the job done.

Aug 10, 2019
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Gatch from Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewery. A really nice spot in the “countryside” of RI. Reminds me of the original Tree House spot when they were in an actual small barn/shed on their own private property/residence.

What can one say about such a beer? It’s a DNEIPA (so many letters!) from an actual New England brewery so it’s going to be a knockout. This one definitely leans grain/grass/barn/earth vs. the usual tropical fruit bombs, though melon would be the fruit I choose to describe this. Super well-rounded, a tad bitter/dry in the finish, and smooth as can be. Stellar!

May 10, 2019
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Fireman_RK from North Carolina

4.67/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Pours a thick and fluffy golden orange and sunshine hue with a pillowy foamy white head; outrageous lacing that clings to the glass
S: Honeydew, cantaloupe, slightly dank, and grassy
T: Juicy tropical fruits and a hint of berries make way for a soft piney bite with a crackery finish
F: Even bodied and smooth with a dry/crisp finish
O: From the gorgeous pour to the soft delivery of tangerine and melon this was a standout among a crowded NE IPA field. Nicely done. There was a refreshing ‘raw’ quality to the brew that reminded me of the early days of Trillium brews. Great beer.

May 10, 2019
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brentk56 from North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy goldenstraw with a thick two fingers of foam; copious lacing action

Smell: Dank, with a strong oniony aspect; more subtle tropical fruits also are apparent, with pineapple and passionfruit most noticeable

Taste: Dank, as well, on the taste buds, with the pineapple and passionfruit emerging; through the middle, the dank, oniony character take over; there is a sweeter, juicy counterpoint in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A powerful NE IPA that could use more juicy tones to better even things out

Thanks, PhineasMcClintock, for the opportunity

Feb 08, 2019
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 7/11/18; consumed on 7/13/18

Pours a beautiful hazy peach hue capped with a soft and fluffy two-finger head.

Dank citrus bursts from this one; huge orange juice notes, softened further by light bits of mango and apricot. Herbal, earthy tones are introduced seamlessly along the way, over time further in character with soft pepper, wilted spearmint, and fresh grass.

The taste introduces some refined notes of hop resin that douse the citrus but never cause imbalance. Bitterness welcomes dank and earthy elements to dance with a tight, delicate malt backbone; an awesome profile of pure, earthy orange juice is what remains.

This mouthfeel is just incredible: supremely juicy, smooth, and an overarching bitterness that's just about the standard for perfection.

A pure NEDIPA that puts the raw power and artistry of the hop on display. Bitter at its core, but ultimately evocative and ever-evolving, it marries the juicy and the bitter so beautifully; smooth, approachable, and with flavors so subtle and complex; this is an intense, stunning NEIPA.

Jul 15, 2018
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the tilted barn

Hazy orange , no head , good lacings

Citrus , orang, grapefruit aroma

Citrus , orange , grapefruit taste

Almost creamy , dry finish

Good beer

Jun 29, 2018
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.35/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It looks like a glass of REALLY pulpy orange juice with a dollop of tan foam slathered on top, similar to many other beers in this style. The nose is the obligatory citrus bomb, with spicy nectarines and passion fruit - but do I also detect some malt?

The taste says I do! There’s piles of citrus flavors, but there’s a noticeable malt component as well, which is really nice - that gives this more body than many offerings of this style. Just a pleasure to drink.

May 13, 2018
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Greywulfken from New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Medium gold and hazy, with a fat white head... This is a delicious beer... soft and plush with juicy fruits both tropical and from the orchard - little bit of a danker tangy undercurrent rounds it off nicely... A superior NE-DIPA entry... 3/27 canning...

Apr 06, 2018
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Released 12/14/17; drank 1/5/18 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque dull orange/yellow appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big white head; strong tree-rung lace.

Grapefruit, cane sugar & faint dry grass notes in the nose.

Soft, medium mouthfeel.

Grapefruit & cane sugar flavors up front; dry grass & mild booze heat notes on the finish.

They killed the mouthfeel but the grapefruit is a bit tart & there's a sweet/dry clash I don't love. That said, it was enjoyable.

Jan 06, 2018
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SenatorSpaceman from Connecticut

4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

After trying four beers so far from TB, I loved two and kinda hated the other two, so there was a lot at stake when I cracked this one open.

It pours a completely opaque tannish orange with a few fingers of foamy off-white head that leaves rings of filmy lacing.

The nose has subtle notes of stone fruit and mango with lots of resinous hop notes.

The taste starts with a big orange juice profile that opens up into massive ripe peach notes that really steal the show. There is a touch of pine and an ample biscuity malt presence before finishing with a somewhat dank hop bite that lingers for a moment.

Mouthfeel is soft and creamy. Booziness is quite low for the ABV. Bitterness is low to medium.

Phew! Tilted Barn lives! After my unpleasant experiences with Cactus and Milo's Phoenix, I was apprehensive about this one. I was on the verge of writing this brewery off until further notice, but The Chosen One delivers. Quite possibly the best TB has to offer, but I think I might still prefer Peeptoad.

Very satisfying overall though. A big hoppy creamy NEIPA that really hits the spot.

Sep 29, 2017
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden in color. Looks like a mango smoothie. Turbid. Orange, peach puree and Grapefruit juice. Biscuity, cracker malt. Medium bodied. Smooth, lower carbed, creamy. Nice amount of citrus bitterness. Real good.

Aug 30, 2017
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Jsukys from Massachusetts

4.52/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful soft orange citrus forward creamy double IPA. Hoppy, not to sweet, bitterness not there so you can enjoy on the colder side if you want it to be a little more crisp. Not much else you can ask for IMO. Could have a little more carbonation but overall an amazing double IPA worth the lineup if you're into that or a decent trade. Cheers

Aug 25, 2017
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Angerhaus from Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Straight up orange juice Northeast DIPA. Not quite bright orange haze in appearance. Smells like something you'd have to drink for breakfast, and tastes pretty much the same. Soft smooth mouthfeel with low bitterness bite. Honestly, I'm very glad to have my first visit to Tilted Barn include pours and cans of this beer. It's destined for the top 250 here on the site where it will likely spend a long while.

Aug 19, 2017
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ELS from Florida

4.85/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

All you can say about this beer is damn that is an amazing DIPA! "The Chosen One" is a good name for it. I still taste the hops in my mouth a half hour after drinking it. I actually caught a buzz from the one beer. It was so smooth, fluffy soft and drinkable the 8.5% abv is never even noticed. It's a little sweet, very balanced with hoppy, citrusy goodness. I would put it against any TH or Trillium Beer. Definitely one of the best if not "the" best DIPA I've ever had. I think I need to take a beercation to Rhode Island!

Jul 12, 2017
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.62/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Been hearing a lot about this place. Let's see how they stack up!

L - pours a greenish yellow coming out of the can. Settles into a nice peachy orange haze. Slight lacing upon a glass swirl. Looks good.

S - green mango and lemon up front. Rosy and floral. Hint of coriander and creamy orange. Maybe some pineapple in there.

T - woof, complex. There are a lot of sensations in here. Initial taste is juice with an incredibly smooth, subtle, muted orange that feels taught with energy. Restrained. Vanilla and melon. Coming through in the second act is some spicy pine, but not in your typical West Coast hoppy pininess. It's crisp, but also mellow. Underripe fruit tangos on the tongue with their rind counterparts. Leans toward the greener side of things without the insufferable bitterness. Papaya. There's a reason why we wait for fruit to ripen. This leaves the beer fresh and bright. There is a sweet honey/bubblegum right before the finish that quickly dissipates as the mealy bitterness takes over and the curtain comes down.

F - one of the best aspects of this beer. Smooth is an understatement. It's creamy as shit without being cloying. There are no stray bubbles, just a compact, tightly-wound silkiness.

O - impressed. The beer feels like it's going to explode with flavor any minute, but it remains restrained and tame. This amplifies the individual flavors in a subtle way and actually works for this beer. Shows a mastery over the beer, not the other way around.

Jul 03, 2017
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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.62/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours out a super hazed golden yellow color with a dense and bright white head, sick lacing. aromas are creamy orange, melon, papaya, bubblegum. on palate is orange creamsicle, mango, peaches, doughy malts, sugary and gummy sweetness, some green herbaceous notes and a subtle hit of spice and danky pine on the finish. mouthfeel is medium bodied with some really nice fluff to it. overall

Jun 30, 2017
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TheIPAHunter from Pennsylvania

4.71/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

For my palate, this is one of those rare beers that just wows you into drinking more than you probably should. Cloudy; excellent head retention; lacing for days. The nose is a beautiful mix of tropical and herbaceous; the taste follow suits. I get a ton of Galaxy hops. The feel is prickly; chewy; tongue-smacking. I didn't go into great depth with this one, but I'll say this, if you've ever had Tree House Green, which I love (disclaimer), this is Green done better. It also features that so-called Tree House bubblegum element that so many people rave about. I'm not even kidding. This beer is LARRRGE.

May 01, 2017
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured 2/12/2017 from a 32oz growler that was filled at the brewery the previous day, into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a very cloudy deep color, with a large off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains an excellent blend of floral hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste is extremely well-balanced as all aspects hit you in unison. It is easily one of the most is not the most balanced beer I’ve had. There is a strong floral hops bitterness, fruity citrus and caramel sweetness and a hearty malt character. The strong hops presence exerts some dominance at times, but it still works very well with everything. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Very crisp and extremely smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Extremely tasty, goes down dangerously easy, not too filling, good kick, excellent representation of style, this beer is atop the upper echelon of DIPA’s and beer overall that I’ve had.

Feb 12, 2017
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