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Barley Browns Headshake Double IPA

Barley Browns Headshake Double IPA
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syndicate (180) - Idaho, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Half growler at the coop for 7 bucks. Pours out clear golden color with little head, almost flat ish. Im not sure if that because of my growler. Nice hop aroma with woody notes and bready malts. Flavor leans more towards the malty side then the hops. Was not what I was hoping for. It finishes with a nice bitter bite but not enough to push this to the next level. Im wondering if the carb issue played a bigger role and will revisit this rating again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reid (2175) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2015
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (3220) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 18, 2015
On tap at the Bend brewery Slightly hazy golems light orange nice big up front hoppy aroma fruity and citrusy aggressive bitter hop fkavors and a clean finish. Long lingering bit good overall

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Draft at brewery. Lots of tasty IPAs, double IPAs, etc. at this place, though Headshake was one of my favorites. Fruity, floral and clean. Big alcohol was hidden dangerously well. Rich malt backbone, but not overly sweet. Bread, light toast and crackers mostly. Not overly bitter, either. Good balance. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (14529) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 1, 2015
On tap @ Belmont Station. Clear golden pour with white foam. Has some sweet caramel and stone fruit, but big time grapefruit, pine, and fresh flowers. Really nice and aromatic. Kind of an oily citrus quality to the palate. Lots of good citric flavor and bitterness, some pine, and a touch of fruity sweetness. Mild malt contributions, but good body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvc (1208) - Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Draft at Apex. Deep golden with a slight haze and bright white head some lacing. Hop profile is more weed and garlic than tropical. Dank, piney, mellow garlic/green onion undertones and no real grain character to speak of. Slightly sweet piney weed up front moves into peppery dry and cracker malt and finishes on the bitter side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (11001) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
On tap at Apex, pours a clear pale golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma brings out loads of herbal hops, pine and dry crackery malts. Flavour is wonderfully constructed and balanced, with piney and herbal hops, some light fruitiness and just enough of a malt backbone to hold it together. Another excellent IIPA from these guys.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (9620) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Draft - Lots of tropical fruit especially mango. Clear gold with a nice white head. Tropical fruit and a nice citrus bitterness. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (6923) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Sampled at GABF 2014. Pours a bright, slightly hazy orange body with white lacing. Aroma is funky tropical fruits - really nice. Mouthfeel is creamy with notes of funky Nelson, moteuka, mango and tropical fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dyan (31) - Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2014
On tap at ABV. A clear light orange with a dense, white head that falls off to a thin ring leaving little lacing. The nose is awesome. Bright, pungent, citrus and piney hops. Bitter pine, mildly earthy, mildly minty. Moderate tropical fruit as well. The palate opens with a big, pleasing pungent bitterness, palate bruising in its awesomeness. Bright hop flavor with a ridiculous amount of pine with a little spruce, grapefruit and candied orange peel. While the beer is resiny on the finish, it does feel just a hair watery on the mid palate in a way that?s distracting. Malt character is practically absent. Medium light in body, moderately carbonated , this beer has a long, bitter finish with grapefruit peel and zest most noticeable. Barley Brown?s DIPAs have always had a mild astringency on the bitterness and this isn?t an exception. The Chinook also adds a little catty flavor. Nice stuff.

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