Rain Drops
Barrel Theory Beer Company

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #120
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
97
Ranked #831
Avg:
4.44 | pDev: 6.08%
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
107
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Barrel Theory Beer Company
 
Minnesota, United States
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Wants
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Gots
  5
SCORE
97
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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 107
Reviews by deebo:
Photo of deebo
4.7/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A-pint at the brewery. A finger of small bubbled off-white foam atop OJ. Brilliant
S-Big citrus hops. Smells tasty.
T-yum. That's my best descriptor for this delicious aromatic, juicy IPA. So much juicy, hoppy clean easy drinkingness.
O-world class. Tasty,clean. Easy drinking. At 7.5%. Damn. I don't think I've had a better beer in this style. I'll be back.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BWood
4.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big head. Nice retention and lacing. Soft feel. Definitely a juicy one. Nice big pineapple flavor. Hits the NEipa style well. And I enjoy then750ml can.

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Photo of EJJ1848
4.75/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dave2234
4.36/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of newbrewer_zb
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Raziel313
4.19/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beaversfan12
4.6/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
4.41/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of tylerstravis
4.36/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TboneRN
4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MisterMike
4.6/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ian_graf
3.75/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tommo
4.13/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy yellow beer, minimal malt in the bill for sure. Flavor is solid, rich dry hop flavor with minimal malt or bitterness. However it definitely lacks the body of a true Northeast IPA, low-medium body at best

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Photo of ElizKarr
4.7/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On point every time.

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Photo of thorkelson
4.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Taybeh
4.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

At the brewery on its second day open, so...for what's it worth. Into a tulip, looks fantastic...very cloudy and hazy, chalky, with a 1 1/2 finger head that has fantastic retention and leaves good lacing. Nose is ambrosial -- tons of juicy, tropical, hoppy goodness...the combo of Mosaic and Citra is close to perfect: some round tangerine and blueberry notes, some full papaya, as well as some mild grapefruit and juicy melon. The taste...to me, it's not nearly as wonderful and layered as the nose, but it is still quite good, and follows roughly...lots of juice and a little less chalk. Mouthful is soft, full, and dries out a little at the end, but not too much. This is an extremely promising addition to the scene.

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Photo of CraigP83
4.69/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Super hazy. Easy drinking. Juicy. Might be the best I had tonight

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Photo of Burgy
4.79/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MacMalt
4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I received a crowler from @vidblain in a BIF box. Crowler dated 9/10/2018. Poured into a Barrel Theory mug. It pours a turbid, dirty apricot color with a half finger of foamy, bright white head and lots of foamy lacing. I could smell it the moment I popped the top. The nose is a fragrant blend of tangerine, lemon, peach, cantaloupe, and subtle floral hops. It's ridiculously tasty! The fruit is front and center with tangerine and melon notes, along with lemon and grapefruit. There is also a touch of lactose/vanilla that adds both sweetness, creaminess, and a bready feel. I really enjoy a blend of Mosaic and Citra hops and here it's outstanding. It's highly flavorful and bitter but without a strong bite. The bitterness complements the sweet fruit perfectly. This ale has a delightfully creamy mouth feel with pleasant carbonation, and 7.5% is an ideal ABV; it gives it character but doesn't distract from the drinking. Overall, this is an absolutely sensational New England IPA. They just don't get much better than this!

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Photo of StormAles
4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of npachl
4.6/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rain Drops from Barrel Theory Beer Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 107 ratings