Very Best Bad Things | Barebottle Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Barebottle Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by DavidR_9 on 02-18-2018

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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of jhlosito75
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DamienI
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of colts9016
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Barebottle brewing has made some tasty brews. Another IPA beer from this brewery. The beer is 50 degrees and served in a snifter. The gentle pour into the glass produced a two finger head. The head is off-white with excellent retention. The beer's head is rocky, foamy, and stiff. Lacing is left on the glass as the head dissipated. The medium gold color with amber hues, rating about SRM 5. Yeast is making the beer hazy. Effervescence is evident from the sides of the glass.

The beer is a huge citrus bomb. The aromas in the beer are tropical, resin, herbal, grapefruit, toasted malts, biscuits, and grass.

The beer's flavors are oranges, lemons, grapefruit, grass, tropical, toasted malt, biscuits, and a touch of earth.

The mouthfeel of the beer is astringent and dry.

The body of the beer is medium-light, the carbonation is medium, and the finish is long.

The beer has more citrus flavors in the beer. The beer is akin to NEIPA instead of WCIPA. A tasty beer to drink.

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Photo of FlaS4
4.84/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stevepat
4.16/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours just like what you want in a hazy I'd suppose. Bright, sunny yellow, not quite opaque with a respectable and very persistent white head.
Smell is also delightful, candied lemon peel, cantaloupe, guava and that classic vaguely tropical fruity aroma that come through from some of the newer hops.
Taste doesn't dissapoint either, starts of with bitter citrus peel then moves into a fruitier space with some pineapple and maybe a bit of the melon again, and then finishes with a pleasant herbal hop bitter note. Definitely fruity, but also definitely a hoppy beer.
Mouthfeel is the big let down on this beer for me. Nothing even approaching the big pillowy, 'juicy', almost stout like feel that I am under the impression hazies are
shooting for. And even for a more traditional american IPA this falls a little flat.
Overall I like it a lot, it doesn't fall into the overly sweetened trap that so many modern hazy IPAs fall into. Still has lots of nice bitterness to balance out what sweetness is present and the fruity flavors don't taste artificial.

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Photo of kreisermj
4.86/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Half a 510 mL bottle into a snifter glass. I can smell the sweet fruits the moment I open the bottle. Pours a bright hazy blonde that’s entirely opaque with a one-finger head of rich foam. The head reduces to half its size quickly, but then holds steady, maintaining a great lacing long after the pour. The smell is sticky, robust, and incredibly rich. Sweet orange juice is the most prominent aroma with syrupy strawberry, ripe mango, and other tropical fruits in supporting roles. A touch of cooked oatmeal is present at the very end of the nose. Successive sips of this beer reveal several layers of flavor that evolve over time. If I had to use an analogy for the flavor of this beer, I’d say it is a time-series snapshot of the flavors of a day of vacation in tropical paradise. The beginning of the beginning of the beer is like breakfast on an easy morning with juicy oranges and syrupy strawberries. These flavors eventually evolve into an afternoon in the tropics, with mango and a bit of passionfruit making appearances. The finish turns the whole experience on its head, with flavors that evoke the feeling of being at a bonfire on the beach at night. Smoky dried apricots and toasted grain blend with bittering hops to create a spicy sensation at the back of the tongue that lingers long after the swallow. Mouthfeel is heavy and full, with slowly-evolving carbonation that creeps from the back of the tongue to the front. The powerful flavor of this beer would be too overpowering for lightly-flavored dishes, but I think it could provide the perfect foil for a swordfish steak with an avocado, blood orange, and cilantro salsa. Spiced, crispy pork belly and ginger-and-soy-roasted brussels sprouts would also make a fine pairing. The sweetness of this beer could also make an excellent digestif when paired with something equally as indulgent, like a rich chocolate torte with toasted hazelnuts and mocha whipped cream.

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Photo of Jps715
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wizzle32
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wheels2532
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickThePyro
4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of markjknowles
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I poured this into my Fuller's ESB pint mug. Funny, I was in the process of reading a Jeff Alworth blog about the terms "juicy" and "hazy". And right here in this mug, one finds a quite adequate definition of both. The look is a quintessential orange haze with a generous swelling of foam on top. The aroma was mild citrus. The taste was only slightly more beery than a a glass of orange juice. This could be the California state beer. The oats give a gentle viscosity to the brew. I wish I had two. This was really tasty.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.37/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 510ml bottle into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a cloudy yellow/ orange with a frothy white head.

Aroma is muted orange and honey malt.

Taste explodes with orange blossom honey.

Really opens up at the end. Delicious.

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Photo of snaotheus
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

510ml bottle served in a pint glass. Bottled on 2-14 (hopefully that's 2018, and hopefully that's "bottled on", come to think of it). I think given to me by @mr-jj.

Looks hazy. Light yellow-amber. Nice creamy/fluffy looking head. Smell is mango, papaya, and pine.

Taste is creamy, piney, pineapple and mango.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, somewhat dry. Overall, very nice.

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Photo of rkarimi
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


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Photo of dertyd
4.59/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours out a super murky orange color, with 1 finger of white head------------ the aromas are of straight up orange juice with some lesser yeasty notes-------------- the flavors are of yeasty/bubblegum, orange and pineapple with lesser guava and mango, the beer has a full mouthfeel with no bitterness at all---------------- overall this beer was delicious, it's a pure orange juice bomb you almost forget your drinking beer----

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Photo of kdown
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of moochydacat
4.83/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hop_God
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boilerup
4.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DavidR_9
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottling date got smudged but I assume it’s somewhere around early-mid February. Tall and sleek Pliny the Elder-esque bottle.

Epic yellow-gold deep hazed bldy with a finger of creamy bubbly white head that clings to the glass and leaves tons of lacing.

Definite intense orange presence with hints of lime, kiwi, and traces of other tropical fruit. Almost a creamsicle lasting kind of note.

Taste is very juicy orange forward. Hints of lime pulpiness and zest followed by sweet kiwi and cantaloupe. Cantaloupe flavor becomes the strongest lingering note on the tongue. 2-row malt and oatey grain bill provides just enough support to let these juicy notes shine. Super low bitterness with a clearly evident hop flavor presence.

Mouthfeel is pillowy and creamy but still a medium carbonation presence and substantial tingle on the tongue from hop resin bitterness and carbonation.

Another solid brew from Barebottle. Still digging that transparency about the brewing ingredients and methods printed right on the bottle.

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