Shooter McGavin
Barrel Theory Beer Company

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Barrel Theory Beer Company
Minnesota, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #62
Ranked #741
4.43 | pDev: 5.19%
Aug 15, 2022
Aug 05, 2017
Notes: An all-Citra hopped double IPA.
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Reviewed by feloniousmonk from Minnesota

4.19/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Notes from 2019:
Ever-so hazy, 'cause that's how it has to be from now on until...? Will this craze ever end? Murky gold/orange....slim white head.

In the nose: Leafy green hop notes, citrus aplenty, yeast all over the place. No NE it's cray-cray. All kinds of Lupulin powder going wild. Nice.

In the mouth: Boom! Big fat citrus hop flavor bursts on the palate, and a trickle of bitterness. Sweetness swims in. Medium body, moderate malt, nothing but smooth. Bitter, sweet, bitter, sweet, back and forth tango, ending decidedly dry. And actually lip-smackingly delicious. I can't help but enjoy this.

I like all the parts of this that are like a double IPA, and I can't stand the parts that are like an NE IPA. Damn, why can't the breweries I like just make a regular damned DIPA, without the haze...bros?

Also, I'm liking this more as we get in....getting stronger, more bitter, and that's the way I like it.
Aug 15, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Oct 14, 2020
Rated: 4.46 by Burgy from Minnesota

Sep 06, 2020
Rated: 4.53 by millelacsmark from Minnesota

Jan 23, 2020
Rated: 4.56 by HAZY_IPA_GUY from Wisconsin

Aug 30, 2019
Rated: 4.33 by alexsergio from New York

Jun 07, 2019
Rated: 4.59 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Mar 12, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Montanabeerz from Montana

Mar 01, 2019
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Rated by Beers-es from Virginia

4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Hazy Citra bomb, delicious.
Jan 26, 2019
Rated: 4.33 by fthegiants from California

Jan 17, 2019
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
32oz crowler. Poured out a slightly cloudy, golden orange color with a large head of bubbly foam. It smelled of pineapple, orange peel, grapefruit and mango. Sweet tropical fruit taste with a sharp bitterness and toasted caramel finish.
Jan 05, 2019
Rated: 4 by kmanjohnson from California

Sep 22, 2018
Rated: 4.44 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

Aug 23, 2018
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Reviewed by SpeedwayJim from New York

4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Thanks to Jeff for this gem. 750ml crowler into Night Shift stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours hazy. Great head though. Nose is grapefruit, tree sap, pine resin and papaya. Aroma is like the brown sugary type of IPA that I usually don't like but with a juicy tropical fruit bouquet mixed in. Solid. Beer opens citrus, pine, tree sap and brown sugar. No hop bitterness to speak of. Some dried leaves in the back with a healthy dose of papaya and resin at the finish. I don't want to like this because of aspects of the flavor profile... but its really really good. Body is medium with moderate to low carbonation. Super smooth on the palate and full, soft and clean going down. Quenching with a clean finish. Excellent.

Not the best smelling or looking but this beer is excellent where it matters.
Aug 02, 2018
Rated: 4.68 by YalovaIA from Iowa

Jul 21, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by mjpolzin from Wisconsin

Jul 15, 2018
Rated: 4.75 by EJJ1848 from Minnesota

Jul 10, 2018
Rated: 4 by t2grogan from Arizona

Jul 02, 2018
Rated: 4 by oline73 from Maryland

May 05, 2018
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Looks like a glass of orange juice with an off-white head. Smells like a glass of orange juice made with the dankest oranges ever grown, and a smidge of pineapple juice added.

The dank orange flavors dominate the taste, and there’s the slightest bit of cracker malt flavor, but literally zero alcohol presence in an 8.2% ABV beer. An incredibly well-executed DIPA, IMHO. Barrel Theory is the real deal.
Apr 29, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by Richie_C_Johnson from Minnesota

Apr 18, 2018
Rated: 4.48 by MooseBoose from Wisconsin

Apr 09, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by Hopstout from Minnesota

Apr 09, 2018
Rated: 4.74 by nmann08 from Virginia

Mar 31, 2018
Rated: 4.37 by KevinMc from Illinois

Mar 29, 2018
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Rated by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This double IPA has a nice sharper MF which accenuates the hops. Shooter McGavin is better than Hattori Hanoi
Mar 24, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by tylerstravis from Colorado

Mar 05, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by StoutSnob40 from California

Mar 01, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by jonbonfondle from Minnesota

Feb 12, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Taybeh from Minnesota

Dec 16, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by Rebrown221 from Minnesota

Dec 16, 2017
Rated: 4.68 by josephwa from Minnesota

Nov 22, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by Dave2234 from Minnesota

Nov 18, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by Vidblain from Minnesota

Nov 16, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by cyrushire from Florida

Nov 14, 2017
Rated: 4.3 by Bunuelian from Minnesota

Nov 11, 2017
Rated: 5 by DissentFatsquirrel from Minnesota

Nov 04, 2017
Rated: 4 by user8991037426712693 from Minnesota

Oct 01, 2017
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Reviewed by MattyG85 from Minnesota

4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 750 ml flip top bottle into a chalice. Bottled on 9/12/2017.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and a solid finger of off white head with decent retention.

Smell: A very juicy and dank hop driven aroma with a scent of citrus and pine. Big juicy citrus hop scent of orange, grapefruit, mango, and lemon along with pineapple. Earthy hop scent of pine resin and cannabis. Malt hints of grains and cracker with yeast. A really good juicy aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a juicy and earthy hop driven taste with big notes of citrus along with pine. Big juicy taste of citra hops with notes of orange peel, grapefruit, mango, and pineapple. Some notes of piney hops. Background malt notes of cracker and grains along with yeast. A really good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very juicy and smooth.

Overall: Another great IPA from Barrel Theory. Huge citrus flavor with moderate bitterness.
Sep 16, 2017
Rated: 4.27 by Josholson666 from Minnesota

Sep 16, 2017
Shooter McGavin from Barrel Theory Beer Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 65 ratings