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Tank Slapper DIPA | Barley Brown's Brewpub

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 10-08-2009

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4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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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4.27/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Here's the thing, Barley Brown's makes the best hoppy beers in the world. Period. Yeah, Russian River makes well known, very good hoppy beers, but Barley Browns is the the king. Tank Slapper pours a foggy light orange, small head, and an aroma that carries pure hope vine and pine a good foot away from the glass. The taste is a punch in the face of bitterness. A small alcohol bite on the side of the tongue. All hops. Creamy mouthfeel. Totally out of balance. That translates to: amazing. A true west coast beast. Drinkability suffers a bit but man, Tank Slapper and Chaos are seriously on par with the ultimate hoppy beers in the world. Get this if you can.

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4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.91/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from tap at Belmont Station, Portland Oregon - June 28, 2013

Appearance: Golden amber. Medium sized head. Par for DIPA

Smell: DANK! Floral dankness, pine dankness. Did I mention dank?

Taste: Lots happening. How many different hops are in this one? Sheesh. Fresh helps of course, but hops aroma and flavor abound.

Mouthfeel: Sharp, without being too bitter.

Overall: Killer. Had a pint of Pliny the Elder before this one. While Pliny is a more sessionable DIPA, with flavors fading on the finish, Tank Slapper sustains. It's a sipper. Easy to get lost in. A new favorite!

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Got the last pour in Portland this past weekend. Locals came in asking for Tank Slapper only to find out keg had just kicked. Pliny was 2nd request.

To deliver this missile load of hops without syrupy texture is a considerable feat. It's much more of a nectar than a beer, but in a good way. To compress so much floral output into a goblet you would not expect it any other way.

Double IPA is the wrong category - in this case Imperial is more appropriate as this is a royal work of art.

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4.69/5  rDev +6.1%
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 +12%
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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Tank Slapper DIPA from Barley Brown's Brewpub
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