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Barley Brown's Brewpub

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Barley Brown's Brewpub
Oregon, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #658
Ranked #3,546
4.22 | pDev: 7.35%
Oct 25, 2021
Aug 29, 2010
Notes: None
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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.81/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

i trust these guys unequivocally with the hoppy stuff, and they often crush it with the strong ones too, so i was pumped for this. its nice beer, but its generic to me, not as compelling as most of their others, and the alcohol presence is robust in nose and feel, its downright hot, especially for its level of actual strength, seems maybe overexposed, and even when its good and cold, and its borderline too much at temperature. its neat how light the malt is, like this is dry for a double and very pale, but i almost miss a little more balance. the hops are potent right from the start, northwestern and piney, oily, green, fresh as can be but too familiar to raise much stoke or wow factor for me, its thoroughly west coast, and i appreciate this type of beer in this day and age where everything seems to need to be hazy, but there is nothing here that makes this stand out. medium bodied at the most, a long bitter finish, fire breathing aftertaste, god carbonation and intangibles, but i definitely expected this to do a little more for me than it did. excellent with spicy food though, i feel like that brought it to life a little more. solid if you miss the classics and dont mind some heat!

Oct 25, 2021
4.5 by jwerner23 from Minnesota on May 18, 2019
4.25 by CMC73 from Oregon on Nov 18, 2018
Photo of stevoj
4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by stevoj from Idaho

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!

Apr 19, 2018
3.59 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Jul 04, 2017
3.97 by johnnyboy76 from Oregon on Apr 06, 2017
3.89 by Sound_Explorer from Washington on Aug 10, 2016
4.08 by IDABEERGUY from Idaho on Aug 07, 2016
4.34 by shelby415 from Oregon on Jul 11, 2016
4.25 by largadeer from California on Jun 30, 2016
4.35 by mjhall1989 from New York on Jun 25, 2016
4.24 by mdaschaf from Indiana on Jun 15, 2016
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by LiquidAmber from Washington

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.

Jun 12, 2016
3.83 by rab53 from Washington on Jun 03, 2016
4 by Braz from Washington on May 20, 2016
4.32 by Erik-P from Canada (BC) on May 07, 2016
4.48 by BeerAndFilm from Oregon on May 05, 2016
3.68 by drone from Oregon on Apr 21, 2016
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

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

Mar 31, 2016
4.23 by SimcoeKid from California on Feb 09, 2016
Photo of PayDay
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by PayDay from Oregon

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

Feb 08, 2016
4.19 by abrodsky from Massachusetts on Jan 23, 2016
4.09 by Rutager from Canada (BC) on Jan 17, 2016
4.25 by NickThePyro from Washington on Jan 02, 2016
4.21 by chossboss from Oregon on Jan 01, 2016
Photo of Reidrover
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Reidrover from Oregon

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!

Sep 27, 2015
Photo of vkv822
3.34/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by vkv822 from Oregon

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.

Sep 21, 2015
Photo of bschinelli
4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by bschinelli from Illinois

This is a great DIPA

Jul 22, 2015
4.24 by TreeBear from Oregon on Jul 10, 2015
4.31 by jakecattleco from California on Jun 13, 2015
3.8 by Anaxagoris from Washington on May 31, 2015
4.5 by kylemckinnis from Colorado on May 28, 2015
4.5 by markgugs from New Jersey on May 20, 2015
4.33 by Epicfail97081 from Oregon on Mar 01, 2015
4.44 by spycow from Illinois on Feb 15, 2015
3.83 by Zaximus from Colorado on Feb 10, 2015
4.06 by J_Sager from Oregon on Feb 08, 2015
4.35 by almostjay from Virginia on Feb 04, 2015
4.4 by Twal from Colorado on Dec 13, 2014
4.25 by yeaprolly from Washington on Dec 10, 2014
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Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 61 ratings