Tank Slapper DIPA | Barley Brown's Brewpub

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Brewed by:
Barley Brown's Brewpub
Oregon, United States
barleybrowns.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 10-08-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
49
Reviews:
10
Avg:
4.55
pDev:
6.81%
 
 
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25
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5
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Photo of unhyped
4.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a very good DIPA by Barley Brown's. Its very well balanced between the malt and the hops and you can barely tell its such a high abv beer. It has a very creamy body and the taste is a mix of papaya, mango and a bit of grapefruit. This one is a gem and I get it whenever it's on tap.

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4.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Unknown God of the DIPA grapefruit-pine-bomb .....All-time favorite.... have been drinking this since the first batches back in 2007.....or 2006 I can't remember. Originally was called a Triple IPA and clocked in at 11+%.... new brewers and a loyal founder have led to current batches that are more refined, consistent & pleasant. Most recent growler was had in mid February '16. Smooth, invigorating, big bold resiny hop flavor with pine, grapefruit and a hint of the tropics. Without a doubt THE harbringer of the northwest hop-pocalypse. A classic benchmark....wish more had the chance to try it.

Look: Darker golden color with a minimal to moderate head (growler pour) and good clarity
Smell: strong pine, NW hop with sweet bitterness
Taste: Grapefruit & pine....... carbonation was spot on for the ABV (9+%)
Feel: Smooth & Easy drinking...but stops you mid-guzzle with the flavor bomb....

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4.27/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhilKeller
4.35/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shelby415
4.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kiki3drt292
4.18/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.32/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.91/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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4.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.33/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.45/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DefenCorps
4.39/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Belmont Station

A clear amber with a dense, long lasting off white head with excellent retention and lacing. The nose is a .bright and pungent hop slap to the face with crazy intense tropical fruit, citrus and pine. Resiny, pithy, pungent grapefruit, candied orange peel, floral honey, mild sweetness. Awesome.

The palate opens with a blend of pine, grapefruit, candied orange peel, mango, mild papaya, intense, fruity, resiny and mildly spicy. Mild sweetness is apparent on the mid palate with honey and orange. Resiny and oily on the finish, this beer is medium light in body, moderately carbonated and great on the palate. Alcohol is a little noticeable, especially on the finish as the beer warms up. Definitely in the upper echelons of the Barley Brown's IPA portfolio.

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4.45/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of jakewatt135
4/5  rDev -12.1%

Very characteristic brew from BB. Big musty smell up front followed by a small amount of piney dankness. Flavor is also falls into line of the other few IPA brews I've had from them, big pine notes with a slight citrus hit in the finish but mostly pine here. Not quite as good as their handtruck pale ale, but I'm a fan of having more tropical hop flavor/aroma and less malt body. If you love drinkable pine forward DIPA's this is your beer.

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4/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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Tank Slapper DIPA from Barley Brown's Brewpub
4.55 out of 5 based on 49 ratings.
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