The Chosen One
Tilted Barn Brewery

The Chosen OneThe Chosen One
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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #81
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
98
Ranked #503
Avg:
4.49 | pDev: 6.68%
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
130
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Tilted Barn Brewery
 
Rhode Island, United States
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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.
Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 130
Photo of brewandbbq
4.46/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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Photo of TheDoctor
3.84/5  rDev -14.5%
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.

3.5...3.75...4...3.75...3.75

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Photo of papposilenus
3.92/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

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Photo of Gatch
4.49/5  rDev 0%
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!

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.67/5  rDev +4%
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.

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Photo of brentk56
3.96/5  rDev -11.8%
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

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Photo of jrc1093
4.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 7/11/18

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.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.49/5  rDev 0%
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

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Photo of ovaltine
4.35/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
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...

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4/5  rDev -10.9%
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.

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Photo of SenatorSpaceman
4.54/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.31/5  rDev -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.

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Photo of Jsukys
4.52/5  rDev +0.7%
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

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Photo of Angerhaus
5/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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Photo of ELS
4.85/5  rDev +8%
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!

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Photo of agreenman19
4.62/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.62/5  rDev +2.9%
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

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.71/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
5/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.16/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml swingtop growler filled on 12/30/2015 and served in a tulip. Pours a dull orange with a hazy clarity and a tight, quarter inch, bright white head. Head eventually dissipates towards the shoulders leaving a soapy slick. Spots and swaths of lacing are revealed during the tasting. Big juicy nose - orange, pith and a hint of stone fruit. Taste consistent with nose with the addition of mango and a light herbal/medicinal bitterness at the back. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body (but closer to light) with a pleasant, even carbonation and a light acidity. Overall, a very good DIPA with lots of tropical fruit notes. Malt bill comes off a little bit thin for the style; however, it's quite drinkable with a well-hidden abv. This beer would be great in cans.

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The Chosen One from Tilted Barn Brewery
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 130 ratings