Head Shake | Barley Brown's Brewpub

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4.22/5
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59 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.75%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jdense on 08-28-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,010
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
59
pDev:
7.35%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of CMC73
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Draft at PreFunk Nampa. Orange/bold Pour, small creamy head. Tart citrus aroma. Taste follows with some juicy citrus, sweet, late tartness. Then bitter. Double? Hard to tell, very smooth. Delicious!

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.59/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.89/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mjhall1989
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mdaschaf
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from growler. Pours a medium coppery amber ith a half finger white head that dissipates to patches with slight lacing. Aroma of citrus, piney and dank hops, light caramel malt, tropical fruit with light citrus juice, smells good. Flavor is resinous piney and dank hops, neutral, slightly swet malt with a hint of caramel, melon, lemon citrus, light mixed tropical fruit, finish with a burst of quite resinous piney, earthy and citrus hops. Medium bodied with light creaminess and good carbonation, nice mouth feel. Hop profile is classic Northwest hop mixture, with a great combination of piney and dank elements as well as light citrus. A sneaky IPA that at first seems flavorful, bit not intensely hoppy, but mid taste in to the finish the resinous alpha oils really come forward. The malt is almost neutral, but supports the flavor throughout, even with the hop onslaught. Nice lingering hop flavors with a hint of malt to support them. Great flavors, interesting flavor progression and finish. A very nice imperial IPA. Glad this showed up in Seattle, largely because of this brewery's participation in the locally popular Fort George 3-Way (which is also pretty darn good). Didn't know these guys before, but this shows that they were are great choice for the collaboration. Look forward to trying more.

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Photo of rab53
3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Braz
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drone
3.68/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a pint glass from a growler on March 30, 2016.

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Photo of SimcoeKid
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PayDay
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Super sticky piney citrusy tropical goodness. Poured from a growlette from FOB in Canby. Nothing but good things from Barley Brown's.

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Photo of abrodsky
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rutager
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chossboss
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Reidrover
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A couple of 16 oz pours from a newly opened tap house in Salem OR called Heroes.
Nice looking beer bright golden with a large frothy white head.
Great wafts of fruity, spruce tip hops..gets a little resiney but not a lot.
Taste is like the aroma with the citrus/fruitiness shining through.
Great mouth feel..medium with generous carbonation moves this big guy along easily.
Great beer..i was definitely careful walking home after just two!

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3.34/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

32oz grumbler filled earlier @ The Growler Run.

Pours a golden orange with a foamy white head.

Big resiny, lightly boozy notes. Citrus, orange zest.

Not the best I've had, but still a well done DIPA.

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Head Shake from Barley Brown's Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 59 ratings