Forklift 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 John_M on 05-13-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,449
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
58
pDev:
6.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Apex. Didn't take notes at the time, almost never do when I'm out somewhere or with friends. The nose on this stuff will be in my dreams forever, and the taste was pretty much as good. Wish I could buy this stuff to take home, one of the best DIPAs I`ve experienced so far.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.68/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I don't get the love for the beers these guys make. I've been excited to try their beers every time I see them on tap and every time I'm incredibly disappointed. This Forklift is exactly the same. On tap at Growler Guys in Meridian. Smell is off, not much hop aroma at all. Taste follows suit, very vegetal and almost oxidized. Literally tastes like it'a been sitting in the back of my car for a month. Borderline undrinkable. Maybe this is a bad keg but it in no way resembles a beer with a rating close to what it is. Mouthfeel is thin and alcohol is very present. I could see having this reaction to a bottle brewed three months ago at a brewery across the country but not in a keg in a town a few hours away from the brewery.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

on-tap @ Belmont Station.
from notes.

Clear golden with a foamy white head.

Big resinous, piney, lightly boozy, citric flavor notes.

Medium body, with a slightly oily, mouth coating feel.

A very well done, big DIPA. Dangerously drinkable for such high ABV, as I could easily throw back a few pints without thought!

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3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice clear golden brown color. Nice citrus notes, but also a little on the dry/bitter side. Very enjoyable overall.

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

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

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4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Apex the other day. I think the abv. was around 9.8%, but I'm not positive about that.

The beer pours an orange amber color with good head retention and lacing. On the nose... Jesus Christ, it's a Barley Brown DIPA (there's nothing else quite like them). The nose is just completely over the top, with a huge aroma of pine, dry citrus, skunky weed and peat. The beer smells like the inside of a barn, but one where fresh hops were stored for quite some time. The flavor profile replicates the nose, except I don't pick up any of the peat or barnyard aroma. However, this is a massively hoppy DIPA, one with a bitterness level that is almost punishing. There's barely enough sweet malt to keep it all together, as my palate felt as if it was assualted by a tidal wave of hoppy bitterness. Mouthfeel was fairly full, with a long, dry, incredibly bitter finish. Alcohol was pretty much unnoticeable, which is hardly a surprise, given the avalanche of hoppy bitterness on the palate.

An amazing beer, but the 12 ounce glass I enjoyed was plenty. My palate was literally worn out after drinking a glass of this bad boy.

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

SEP 30, 2014
On tap at ABV. Pours a clear amber with a dense, off white head that falls off to a ring leaving no lacing. The nose is awesome. Bright, piney, pungent hops, brutal, pungent, fruity and with plenty of grapefruit pith. Moderate malt character that makes this rather juicy. The palate opens with a big bitterness, very pungent with grapefruit juice, pine sap, bitter orange juice,English orange marmalade , especially in the way the sweetness is reserved. Medium in body with a long, bitter finish, this beer is lightly carbonated and has a wonderful mouth feel. Imagine Notorious but with a smaller body and less sweetness and you have this beer. Exceptional.

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Forklift DIPA from Barley Brown's Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 58 ratings
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