Bitter Chief IPA
Brick & Barrel Brewing

Bitter Chief IPABitter Chief IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #703
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
89
Ranked #8,189
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 6.12%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
21
From:
Brick & Barrel Brewing
 
Ohio, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
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SCORE
89
Very Good
Bitter Chief IPABitter Chief IPA
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KurtisCarman from Ohio

4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great haze. Taste matches aroma. For such a small brewery this is a really great hit. Would love to see them borrow some space to make this at larger scale.

Sep 27, 2018
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superspak from North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned in 4/2018. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, melon, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, pine, cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, melon, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, pine, cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, melon, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, pine, cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium-plus carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy/sticky, and fairly crisp/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is an awesome IPA! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/resinous/drying finish, not overly aggressive. Chinook, Centennial, and Citra. Awesomely balanced juicy, vibrant, dank, and earthy hop complexity; nice bready malt backbone, with minimal residual sweetness. A really enjoyable offering, loved the hop profile as expected.

Aug 04, 2018
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neenerzig from Ohio

4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in-tap, this beer pours a somewhat cloudy, hazy, medium golden color with a white head that's about 1/2 inch when first poured. Settles to a fairly thick ring lining the inside of the glass. Good lacing here. Aromas of bready, biscuity malts along with floral, piney, citrus hops. The taste is the same, with bready, biscuity malts with some sweetness followed by a floral, piney, citrusy hop bitterness. Nice balance of flavors, although the hops do dominate somewhat, as should be expected. Has a mainly crisp, yet smooth, medium bodied, slightly prickly mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. A good IPA that's spot on for the style here.

Eric

Aug 26, 2017
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tjwarren from Ohio

4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great local IPA. Beautiful orange not much head. Citrus aroma. Clean but somewhat pungent. Bitter taste with plenty of orange citrus. A tad thin but that is why it's bitter. This beer does it for me.

Nov 25, 2016
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ONUMello from Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a growler into a pint glass
A:Light orange with a one-finger head that quickly settles
S: Pure orange/pine with light malt undertones
T: Pure pine, fairly bitter, a bit of orange/grapefruit zest, some earth, light malt towards the finish. Dry, complex, long finish
M: Medium bodied, as above dry with a long finish
O: Quite tasty. Another great Ohio IPA- it's a full market but this is a worthy addition!

Oct 25, 2015
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SINKTIPS_N_SUDS from Ohio

4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this at fat heads festival of the hop October 3 2015. A very good hoppy offering that reminds the person i currently am a lot of a Fatheads IPA. Light malts make the hops the star, which is what I want in an IPA. Very very good beer.

Oct 04, 2015
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LiquidCucumber from Ohio

4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler from the brewery poured on 6/13/2015.

A light amber/golden hue with a few fingers of head on a pour from the growler (straight down the middle of the tulip). The scent is both piney and citrusy with hints of malt. Flavor is predominately the same but leans towards the bitter rather than the fruity side (go figure, given the name). Not much malt on the palate, but a nice mouthfeel.

I very much enjoyed a trip to this brewery as well as the chance to sample a couple of their brews. I will be sure to stop back in when I am in town again.

Jun 15, 2015
Bitter Chief IPA from Brick & Barrel Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 21 ratings