Barrier Relief | Brewery Ommegang

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Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Billolick on 02-10-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by WesWes:
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the brewery: A Belgian-style IPA collaborative ale between Brewery Ommegang and Barrier Brewing Company. Made with an 200 pounds of hops, the ale is being called “the hoppiest beer” ever brewed at Brewery Ommegang. Barrier Relief is brewed by Ommegang for Barrier Brewing.

$21 growler fill from the Green Growler in Croton-on-Hudson, NY. No bargain....but, as they say, its for a good cause.

Pour is hazed, medium golden, moderate off white head leaves ample fine sheeting, all the way to the top of the glass.

Fruty, yeasty nose, with background hops.

Flavorful take on a favorite style. Notes of lime, oranges, generic tropical fruit, pepper and yeasty goodness. Snappy, dry and hop infused finish. Fine stuff. worth seeking out, paying the price and....helping with the cause

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.48/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at Beer Authority in New York, NY

A: Pours a lightly hazy medium golden yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation and some lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense white foamy head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: There are light to moderate aromas of fruity malts with some spicy yeast underneath a stronger aroma of citrus/orange hops. There are some hints of pale malts and just a touch of earthiness.

T: Upfront there is a light amount of pale malt flavor with some more moderate amounts of fruity sweetness. After that, there are some spicy and peppery notes from the yeast and a moderate flavor of citrus/orange/lemon hops. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness which linger slightly in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: A good example of the style (though perhaps a touch over carbonated or perhaps that could have been the fault of the bar) and easy to drink. Happy to purchase one of these since it helps with a good cause and it was easy to drink.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.41/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Many thanks to Cherise of Duvel for sliding me one of the last few kegs of this baby. The hoppiest beer Ommegang has brewed today, in collaboration with Barrier Brewing for Sandy relief purposes. Top notch fellows on all accounts.

A: Poured into Brooklyn Brewery tulip glass. bubbly 2 finger head w/close lacing lines. Hazy yeasty w/golden base

S: Yeasty(brett) followed by hop aroma.

T: Not a hop bomb by any means but a sustained bitter finish. The nose is much stronger.

M: Quite light & slippery.

O: An excellent beer for the style, on the milder hop sting pallet regardless of the IBU level.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From 02/07/13 notes. Had an 8 oz. pour of this at Pony Bar's Hell's Kitchen location in NYC.

a - Pours a clear golden color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks pretty nice.

s - Smells of spices, wheat, floral hops, light fruity malts, Belgian yeast, light citrus hops, earthy notes. Not as hoppy as I was expecting; lot of spices to the nose.

t - Tastes of pepper, spices, Belgian yeast, fruity malts, wheat, citrus hops, bready malts. More pepper than the nose and a lot of spice again.

m - Medium body and moderate to high carbonation. Carbonation level is a bit too high.

o - Overall a decent Belgian IPA, though I didn't find it too hoppy and found it heavy on the spices and pepper. A little overcarbonated but otherwise easy to drink. I'd recommend buying it to support the project, and if you like pepper/spice in your Belgians.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Barrier Relief from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 24 ratings