Pallet Jack IPA | Barley Brown's Brewpub

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Pallet Jack IPAPallet Jack IPA
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Pallet Jack IPAPallet Jack IPA

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Multiple dry hop additions deliver an awesome hop aroma filled with citrus, tropical fruit, and a touch of pine. The light body has just enough malt complexity to balance the hops. Multi time GABF medalist.

Added by jdense on 05-29-2012

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Reviews by DefenCorps:
Photo of DefenCorps
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've had this previously bit never reviewed it. Growler from Tap & Growler in Eugene.

A clear pale orange with a dense, white head with excellent retention and lacing, this looks good. The nose is beautifully hoppy. Dank pine, dank weed, dank candied orange peel, dank danknes, this is awesome. A little honey is present on the nose. Awesome.

The palate opens with a wonderful oiliness with dank hop oils coating the palate. Pine, candied orange, grapefruit peel and mandarins are present. The water profile seems a shade mineral heavy, amplifying the drier and more bitter components of the hop profile. Malt character is minimal, there's only a faint hint of cotton candy and sugar. Drying, resiny and bitter on the finish, this beer is awesome. Cleanly fermented as well. Awesome stuff.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

absolutely top notch ipa right here, classically northwestern, i am very surprised this doesnt have a little more hype around it from the ipa geeks, its good enough to warrant some serious conversation. medium orange in color with good clarity, a one inch pure white head, and spiderweb lacing, its a nice beer to look at. even nicer to sniff, with big citrus hop aromas, likely some simcoe in here, and a real woody bitterness, maybe centennial in the long boil. nicer still to drink on, man this is good. citrus up front for sure, its the classic grapefruit zest profile, fresh and juicy, followed up by a little burst of semisweet caramelized crystal malt, finally backed up by more of a pine dimension on the hops with all kinds of bitter bite. as big as this feels in body and resin and even alcohol, it also still sort of demands quick consumption, its so fresh and good that its hard to even set my pint down on the bar for a moment. lemon and burnt orange in the taste, brings out the best of the malt, and there is very much a spruce note to the finish. well put together beer, i know these guys win a lot of awards and stuff, so its nice to finally have one of their beers. outstanding ipa.

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Photo of simcoeluv
4.98/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Oregon has an unknown number of single IPAs and I have had most of them. This is my favorite.
Have had on tap in many different bars.
Just slightly off clear, orange, slight off white head with a clean fruity/citrus aroma. Wonderful taste, clean, crisp with nice bitter but not too bitter finish. Mouth feel is moderate/full bodied - just right for the style.
Not bottled or canned. If you can find it, try it.

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Photo of CliffordScott
4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My favorite, go to IPA here in Portland. Piney and well balanced.

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Photo of Jw383
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pallet Jack is a unique West Coast IPA, but is also a great example of the style. It's quickly become the most popular IPA in the Portland metro area, and when fresh you can understand its popularity. It pours a nice orange color, has a smooth feel and ends with a brilliant bite in its finish. I would recommend this as a must have for anyone visiting Oregon.

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Photo of Reidrover
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

sent from smart phone so short.
16 oz pint at "b2 Taphouse" in Salem OR $4.50 Really stunning aroma hippy to the max. Grapefruit, flowers,slight fresh. Taste the same very good. Perfect mouth feel for style..lovely after taste. Great IPA

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Photo of John_M
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%

Barley Brown has a knack for making high quality IPA's and DIPA's, so it's no surprise thiat this is yet another strong effort. The beer has the usual dry hoppy flavor profile, with something of any underlying grittiness that is interesting and intriguing. There's just enough sweet malt to bouy all the dry citrus and light pine you get in this beer, and drinkabilty is oustanding. It's pretty much reached the point that when I see the words Barley Brown and IPA/DIPA together, you pretty much know you're in for a hophead treat.

I would also add that BB made a wet hop version of this beer during fresh hop/wet hop season, that was even better than the regular PJ. I didn't think that was possible, but as good as the regular PJ is, the wet version was better.

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Photo of Nachojon
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The best American IPA from a state that makes an incredible amount of amazing examples. Clean hop presence, good citrus, nice fruit. Nice bitterness and clean finish. Beautiful beer. Ya'll don't know.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Sassy’s, Portland.
Crusty white over light amber. 4
Bright Simcoe-esque passionfruit and grass. 4
Light caramel then mango, lemon rind, and cat. 4.25
Soft, light, smooth. 4.25

Light as a feather. 25 IBUs tells the story: all aroma hops. No hint of 7.3% and a low malt load. No crystal is the way forward. 4.5

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Photo of Sox311
4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Just a fantastic IPA. Fantastic brewery all around.

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Photo of TheWiltChamberlainofipas
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Around the Portland area every place that serves draft beer carries this, and there's a reason why. A great goto (sorry stone) ipa. Hits every mark for a great ipa.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

32 oz crowler. Pours hazy light amber gold, thin white head fades leaving some rings of lace. Sweet melony aroma. Sweet malt taste, tons of piney hop bitterness. Tropical melony notes. Medium slick feel.

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Photo of Zaximus
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hop forward and very fruity. I like my IPAs with a little more malt balance but I could see how hop heads would love this brew. I'd definitely recommend trying it.

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Photo of Dschamp
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of therealJAYZ
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chossboss
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of highTempo
3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried on tap at a local taproom.

Light orange/amber color with a very low (2-3mm) clear white head. Low lacing.

The smell has just a little pine and some lemon citrus. It's not nearly as fragrant as many of the IPAs I've been enjoying lately.

This is a fairly 'big' IPA, more directly bitter than I'd expected from what I'd read about it. The lemon comes through in the flavor -- the hop is good and bright. It's not as balanced as I'd hoped, though there is a pretty good malt presence for the style.

The body is on the light side and despite the balance issues it's easy to drink. Overall, it's pretty good, but there are so many outstanding competitors, I'm not sure I'd go out of my way for it.

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Photo of boogerisu
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sourdog
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of chickenm
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of BurdockBoy
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up at the Brewery in a 32oz growler.

A: clear golden amber with some lacing. Some retention.
S: I loved the smell. Great balance of pine and citrus.
T: a little more mild than I anticipated. Fairly malty, but still a good amount if citrus and hops.
M: a little oily like others have said. Still, a good amount of carbonation.
O: A very good NW IPA. Definitely worth a try if you find it on tap or picking up some if you happen to pass Baker City.

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Photo of HoppySeb
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of pcjimi
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My hometown Brewery and Pub.... well it's 65 miles away, but I call it home.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Tuckersmth
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Pour House Grill in Bend OR. Never heard of this brewery before but they have certainly made a great impression. Bartender told me they won GABF for this brew a few years back. Def worth trying if you can get your hand on it.

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Pallet Jack IPA from Barley Brown's Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 238 ratings