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House Ales Johnny Boy | Bar Volo

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Brewed by:
Bar Volo
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Sammy on 12-24-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 3
Reviews by bobsy:
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3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cask pint at Volo.

This is single hopped with columbus, and I believe Ralph said he was happier with how this one turned out than the other versions(though he said everything that could go wrong did).

Hazy cider appearance with a very thin white head that soon dissipates leaving only ghosts of lace behind. Big piney, grapefruit nose. Large bitterness throughout and a warming alcohol - this is unofficially an imperial ipa, though the officially listed alcohol here would not suggest it. Tonnes of grapefruit, orange and green leafy hops. Some biscuit in the background, but its all about hops. Good cask body with a very light carbonation.

Everything went wrong. Hopefully it can go wrong again - this was very enjoyable.

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3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On cask at Bar Volo today. Cloudy grapefruit appearance. The Centennial hops are prevalent in the aroma and in the taste. Very busy, like pouring in alcohol. Middling mouthfeel. The booziness impedes drinkability, but there is some significant grapefruit taste there.
Had on tap at House ales Fest 6 months later, and here it worked. Good hop smell.

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Photo of liamt07
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at the House Ales launch party. Served in a tulip. Revamped as the "Johnny Boy Parti Gyle 2.0."

Poured a reddish brown with a persistent (first beer of the evening to offer this!) cream coloured head, bubbly with some stick lace. Nose is peachy and leafy pine, orange and other citrus. Mild sweet caramel notes. Taste has a bunch of citrus and more of these peachy notes that I seem to be finding in many (if not all) of the cask IPA offerings at Volo. Mild butter notes, juicy hops and a full and sticky mouthfeel. A decent hop assault, and a mild spiciness as well in the finish. Slightly chewy and moderate drinkability, although a cask is certainly not the best treatment for this beer.

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House Ales Johnny Boy from Bar Volo
3.8 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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