Rain Drops - Double Dry-Hopped With Citra And Vic Secret
Barrel Theory Beer Company

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From:
Barrel Theory Beer Company
 
Minnesota, United States
Style:
New England IPA
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
96
Avg:
4.47 | pDev: 6.49%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
29
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 10, 2020
Added:
Aug 30, 2017
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  0
SCORE
96
World-Class
Notes: None
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Rated: 4.5 by josephwa from Minnesota

Jun 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4.75 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

May 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.43 by kjkinsey from Texas

Feb 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by rspauldi from Texas

Dec 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by t2grogan from Arizona

Jul 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.34 by Richie_C_Johnson from Minnesota

Jun 01, 2018
 
Rated: 4.33 by tylerstravis from Colorado

Mar 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by jonbonfondle from Minnesota

Feb 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by striker2160 from Minnesota

Feb 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by Hop_Swig from Minnesota

Feb 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by Rebrown221 from Minnesota

Dec 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota

Nov 20, 2017
 
Rated: 5 by TCOlson from Minnesota

Oct 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4.47 by user8991037426712693 from Minnesota

Oct 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4.75 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Sep 27, 2017
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.72/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
i just cant let this one go. i know these hazy double dry hopped ipa types are all the rage right now, but we have to call amateur beer amateur beer. to contend that this comes anywhere close to the stuff coming from the likes of tree house or trillium or even some of the lesser known east coast brewers like other half, finback, and common roots, is offensive, its just not even close. its messy all the way through, still sweet and turbid on the grain side, brightly aromatic on the hops, but more vegetal than flavorful, and with a long over the top hoppy finish thats kind of gross. i try to see this in the context of a new brewery trying to figure it out, but with all the hype around these beers, i am more inclined to think somehow the wool has been pulled over the eyes of the local ipa drinker. have people never had better examples of hazy ipa? or is some local cool kid telling everyone this is the second coming? i just dont get it. harsh almost the whole way through, and while i like the combination of hops, this comes across more as spaghetti at a wall than something understood, refined, or dialed in. i liked my first experience with their beers better than my second, they dont seem to be improving much, and if everyone keeps telling them these beers are amazing, its never going to evolve into anything worth while. this was downright disappointing!
Sep 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4.62 by brydeen from Minnesota

Sep 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by kraticus41 from Minnesota

Sep 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.19 by Josholson666 from Minnesota

Sep 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.31 by TboneRN from Minnesota

Sep 13, 2017
 
Rated: 4.45 by einman from Minnesota

Sep 13, 2017
 
Rated: 4.68 by bsp77 from Minnesota

Sep 12, 2017
 
Rated: 4.59 by jorgerod99 from California

Sep 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4.52 by CCutch from Minnesota

Sep 06, 2017
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Reviewed by Taybeh from Minnesota

4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
At the brewery into a tulip...pours a milky chalky dense pale white orange with a small white head that quickly dissipates. Holy mother, the nose is super juicy, sweet but also thick and pulpy...orange, papaya, passion fruit and maybe some cherry or plum in there too. The taste starts soft and juicy sweet and then swerves a little toward slightly tangy overripe passionfruit and fresh baked bread. Feel is soft and full and wet, though again, there's a little twang...and it actually dries up a bit at the end. I'm not crazy about the sub-style, but here's your MN NEIPA if there ever was one.
Sep 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4.57 by Powderhornphil from Minnesota

Sep 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.51 by MNBeer1017 from Minnesota

Sep 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4.6 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Sep 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4.93 by SortaAmbivalent from Minnesota

Sep 01, 2017
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
On tap. White head with lace. Burnt orange juice color. Super hazy.

Tons of juice here. Orange and mango all around. Incredibly soft. No bitterness. Earthy. Floral. Papaya. Great feel. Full bodied in terms of an IPA.

Best IPA so far from BT. I loved rain drops, but this is next level.

Edit: about a week later and it's tasting even better. Has a bigger tropical fruit flavor including mango, banana, and even more papaya. Wow!
Sep 01, 2017
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Reviewed by gatornation from Florida

4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a thick and cloudy golden yellow color with a soft white head and lacing this is the thickest from BT yet. Smell has fruit and citrus some pine and dankness. Taste has tropical flora with passion fruit,stone fruit first, followed by doses of citra finishes with a dry pine and dank garden hit. A soft mouth feel and a dry finish some notes of white grape compliment the mix of hops here. I like regular Rain Drops better, A superb IPA for sure looking for this in growlers please.
Aug 31, 2017
 
Rated: 4.71 by MattyG85 from Minnesota

Aug 31, 2017
 
Rated: 4.76 by npachl from Wisconsin

Aug 31, 2017
Rain Drops - Double Dry-Hopped With Citra And Vic Secret from Barrel Theory Beer Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 33 ratings