Forklift DIPA | Barley Brown's Brewpub

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BEER INFO

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
Ratings:
57
Reviews:
9
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
6.29%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Texasfan549
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.49/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SocalKicks
3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of NickThePyro
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of John_M
4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
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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Photo of DefenCorps
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
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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Photo of Rutager
4.74/5  rDev +10.5%
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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Photo of akang
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ccrida
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

On draught at Apex. Clear pale gold with white skim and scattered, sticky lace.
Smell is resinous hops, some citrus (orange) and sugary malt.
Taste is hoppy, big bitterness mid-palate but clean finish. More pine and less orange then the nose.
Mouthfeel is slippery, dry, medium-light.
Drinkablity is good, a solid DIPA - big hops, modest malt, clean and not too hot. Brash but not abrasive.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of cherche
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yeaprolly
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of sharpski
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ohiovania
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beervana
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CoryR
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tylerstravis
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jpd7374
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Yellolab2010
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sourdog
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Kopfschuss
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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Forklift DIPA from Barley Brown's Brewpub
4.29 out of 5 based on 57 ratings.
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