Tilted Barn Brewery

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Pale Ale - American
Ranked #82
Ranked #2,894
4.23 | pDev: 7.33%
Tilted Barn Brewery
Rhode Island, United States
Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 97 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nicely hazy golden straw color with a creamy white head that laces down the glass nicely. Beautiful beer. The nose has loads of dank citrus notes, with pineapple, lemon, and grapefruit most prominent, and there’s a nice bready malt note.

The lemon is especially forward on the taste, with the grapefruit taking on more of a grapefruit rind flavor for bitterness, and a nice pineapple flavor. The bready malt flavor, though, is what makes this for me - the label references a single malt, and my guess is that malt is pilsner malt from the color of the beer and the flavor. That malt is what balances and elevates this beer.

The mouthfeel is a touch on the soft side and a bit creamy. Overall, this is an exceptionally well-executed beer, which I’ve come to expect from Tilted Barn.

Dec 27, 2020
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Holderness from Massachusetts

3.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned a month ago.

L -- Opaque orange-straw body with three fingers of solid white head produced with moderate pour. Great retention and lacing
S -- Fresh garden herbs, dried citrus, black tea, lemon peel, hint of biscuity malt
T -- Woodsy, earthy hop character alongside a nice pale malt backbone. Bit of diacetyl
F -- Medium- mouthfeel, medium+ carb. Crisp and very drinkable
O -- Easy drinker. Not my favorite from Tilted Barn


Nov 30, 2020
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RaulMondesi from California

4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My god... This reminds me of the first time I gave my lil soldier some carne Asada... like a hour later, I could smell his diaper a mile away. That being said, I mean that analogy in a good way here. Like, right when I cracked the can - waboom! Glory! Glory! Glory! All up in Raul’s dome and in his grill! Like, this one was speaking to me like a Carmen Electra poster in ‘97 when I was just getting it together! Woo doggy!

Moving along...

All this being said, Tolstoy isn’t necessary here. I really could if I wanted, but I’m not going to make this a War & Peace beer. Instead of going on and on, I’ll just simply say that every other element, although not as good as the aroma, they still hold their own.

Ok, I’m outta here!

Aug 04, 2020
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Amendm from Rhode Island

4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A medium strong pour from a 16-oz. can yields a finger of white soapy foam with average retention and irregular spots and blotches of lace. Turbid pineapple juice color.

Fresh and dank hops greet the nose with unleavened bread and crackery malt.

Neutral on sweetness with mild bitterness; hop flavor is revealed as citrus (lemon mostly), grass (fresh cut and lawn mower bag) and pine. Pale malt taste is big and rich and adds to the body. Elements from the smell are stronger with added apple and unripe cantaloupe.
The finish is quick and clean as it bitters and drys a bit. The aftertaste is bitter and short.

Medium body with average carbonation, smooth with bold fresh flavors. Session-able and well balanced. New England style, juicy opaque and very hoppy. Outstanding in every way.

Oct 27, 2019
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Gatch from Rhode Island

4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at the barn on a 90+ degree day and pretty crowded since it’s the day before July 4th. Been waiting to try this one for a while and wished I could have scored it in cans. Thick and cloudy as can be. Nose and flavor are all top notch, that tropical fruit hoppy goodness. Solid carbonation and great mouthfeel. Just a damn good APA.

Jul 03, 2019
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digboy from New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy yellow gold with an off white head. Bright piquant citrus and nectarine on the nose and the taste. Feel is moderately bitter, soft and a little creamy. Great beer well worth the try.

Nov 22, 2018
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from can purchased at brewery on 6/30/18. I tried this one earlier in the year (~2/2018) as a sample, so figured now may be the best time to put out a more thorough reflection.

It hits the glass as a hazy straw with a bright golden tint; a medium-sized white head forms with some nice longevity, sitting softly before making way for plenty of spotty lacing.

The nose brings orange zest, lemon, and a prominent herbal spice smoothed over by deep, earthy malts. It's ultimately pretty bright in spite of the clear dankness coming through.

I'm getting alot of herbal notes in the taste upfront; there's moss, wet grass, and this vaguely floral, inherently natural quality to it. The elements of raw earth are pretty astounding. Additionally, citrus tones poke through with incredibly subtle notes of orange, mango, and papaya, all totally unripened, like they were all pulled straight from the vine prematurely. This balances really nicely with the herbal tones, presenting the more earthy, dank notes in an approachable way.

Mouthfeel is supremely juicy; it's nearly the perfect body for a pale ale, juggling incredibly dank hoppiness with a malt profile so delicate. I'm loving how easily this goes down, and how well the body carries the beer as a whole.

The flavors are intense, but are balanced so well throughout with neatly-built citrusy and malty nuances. Pure, dank, juicy, raw; it feels like it was pulled straight from the farm fields. Without a doubt one of my favorite pale ales.

Jul 02, 2018
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into teku

Hazy yellow, Arnold palmer iced tea appearance, one finger white foam cap , good lacings

Aroma is melon, juicy citrus, whif of dank , dank

Taste is juicy citrus grapefruit rinds over malt.

Lingering bitterness , dry finish

Good beer

Jul 01, 2018
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

on draft at the brewery

hazy opaque muddy pale yellow color, thick foamy white head. fruity and dank hop aroma. taste is a bit thin and one dimensional. thinner mouthfeel.

Jun 30, 2018
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WickedBeer from Alabama

4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First experience with Tilted Barn! This DDH Peeptoad is from their 5/5/18 weekend release. No date stamp on the can.

Pours a beautiful milky golden haze, with a good two inches of frothy white head that are slow to disintegrate. Left behind is heavy amounts of sporadic lace around the glass. Visually, this ones a stunner.

The malt hits first, with a complimentary nose of milk sugar. Behind the maltiness you get ripe tropical fruits that play with the balance, and a nice subtle but present floral quality from the hops.

Definitely got that Pale Ale punch up front. The bitter hops hit you and stick around, but follow up with a really nice grapefruit and lemony citrus flavor. As far as APAs go, this flavor profile is killer.

The body is pretty light, with a medium seltzery carb that hits pretty sharply. In the finish there’s some residual stickiness. For a beer with such a light fee, it does retain a really nice juicy, refreshing quality to it throughout. Well done beer.

May 21, 2018
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anteatr23 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a vibrant orange, hazy with a two finger head and tight bubbles. Aroma is ripe melon, earthy rain, juice, dank, minerals and tropical. Taste is juicy bitter, light, drinkable with bready malt. Very crushable and well balanced. Some dryness at the very end of the finish. Slightly thin, but it feels appropriate for the style. Great example of the pale ale version of a NEIPA.

Oct 14, 2017
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Phineasco from Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Yellow, hazy, turbid, with 2 inch head.
Smell: Piney, peach, melon, and bready malt.
Taste: Piney, peach, melon, and bready malt.
Mouthfeel: On the thinner side.
Overall: A great flavorful pale ale from Tilted Barn.

Sep 28, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.91/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can from Jeff, thanks dude! This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a semi-pale burnt orange color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that fell off at a decent pace to leave some light stringy lace. The aroma had a soft tropical fruity hop base gently guiding the malts to a further sweetness in a clean eloquent sort of way. The flavor brought the hops to the malts sweetly and gave off a smooth sweet guiding little aftertaste. Finish was somewhat long and malty. The palate was about medium bodied, perhaps just a touch under with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt appropriate. Overall, pretty good APA that I could have again.

Jun 11, 2017
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SenatorSpaceman from Connecticut

4.67/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

It pours an absolutely beautiful glowing opaque deep yellow. Neon haze but not murky. The short neat head left plenty of sticky lacing with incredible retention. The nose is honeydew, fresh-squeezed OJ, and white wine. Very pleasant.

The taste has notes of mango, tangerine, and peach candy interspersed with a surprisingly big dank hop kick. There's no lingering bitterness but this beer is dank as heck. I love it. Really interesting taste profile. There are some buttery croissant malt notes that lead into a smooth finish.

This one is mega-juicy. Mouthfeel is about medium for the style and ABV. This is a fantastic first impression from Tilted Barn.

Jun 09, 2017
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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours out a hazy straw color with dense bright white head, soapy bubbles atop and great lacing. aromas of dankness, orange, floral spice. palate follows for the most part, some sweet gummy notes, creamy orange, grapefruit, green minty note, doughy malts, hint of peach, floral, some peppery pine on the finish, very low bitterness. overall this is an incredibly enjoyable low ABV brew. juicy hop saturation and a soft mouthfeel, supremely crushable. awesome stuff!

Jun 08, 2017
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kalosjakar from Rhode Island

4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Yellowish, hazy as hell. Turbid.

Aroma of strong grapefruit, citrus.

Taste: mild bitterness up front, grapefruit again and strong. A little thin on the mouthfeel.

May 07, 2016
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Jwale73 from Rhode Island

4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32oz. howler filled on May 23, 2015 and served in a shaker pint. Pours a dull orange-gold with a slight haze to the clarity and a loose, 1/8th inch cream-colored head that quickly disperses towards the shoulders leaving a soapy slick across the surface and a tight band around the edges. Nose expresses light, bright citrus notes and light toasted malts. Taste follows nose with the addition of an earthy quality in the middle and a slightly herbal/medicinal character that lightly lingers between quaffs. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body (but closer to light) with a crisp carbonation. All and all, a great APA. ABV limits quaffability; however, this is a really nice beer.

May 25, 2015
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Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 97 ratings