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Barley Browns Tank Slapper Imperial IPA
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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Our 10th Anniversary edition. Loaded with Simcoe hops and weighing in at over 9% ABV. It could give you a head shake.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Dank, earthy malt, citrus fruits, candy sugariness. Flavor is heavy on the malt with big pine/grapefruit, a little dank. Quite sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (5789) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2010
GABF 2010. as advertised, this is what i was looking for. PNW hop bomb. Big piney hop aroma & flavor. big mouthfeel Big DIPA. well done

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (4926) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2010
SLC to OLY 877 Miles – Barley Browns Brewpub – Backer City, OR
Aroma – Huge hops aroma. Lots of floral and fruity aromas.
Appearance – Dark Amber in color, Clear, with a thin head.
Flavor – IPA aroma and then some. Los of Floral with hints of grapefruit and banana. Nice flavor overall.
Palate – Dry finish with a Nice Double IPA Mouthfeel.
Overall – This is one for the record books this is a killer 2XIPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
carboloader (673) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Straight from Shawn the brewmaster in big unlabeled bottle. I had no idea what was in this one and opened it expecting that it might be Shredder’s Wheat. Nope. I was knocked over by a Christmas tree in a bottle! The nose is all pine tree, spruce, citrus, that smells so delicious I could have orgasmed from just the aroma alone. OMG, this one takes a Bear Republic Racer 5 and puts it in a headlock, farts on its head, and laughs at it with pure dominance. Simply the most amazing IPA/IIPA I have ever tasted in my life. It could be called Christmas tree IPA, or Douglas Fir Imperial Ale. I swear Shawn through an entire tree into this during the dry hopping. The alcohol will knock you over, but it’s still well masked in the hops and decent malt backbone. A hellaciously long, perfectly bitter finish that suggests over 100 IBUs in my opinion. If I could have one beer to drink often, and slowly, this would be it. I vow to return to that tiny home town as often as I can, just to get fresh samples of this. I will never forget the old Tank Slapper in the plain brown bottle. A genuine masterpiece.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (878) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2010
Big full ho aroma, a resiny citrus flower, honey in the distance. hazy bright amber (on tap at belmont sta) w/ barely a head. the flavor is harsher than the aroma, grapefruit rind and alcohol, nothing the tiniest sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 11/10/2008 Very fruity pineapple aroma. Golden coloured and very hoppy with a crisp and bitter lasting finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5939) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2009
On tap at the 2009 NABA. A stand out beer for sure. No surprise that it won gold. Pours a golden color with a medium frothy white head. A huge aroma of citrus hops, grapefruit and pine. The flavor was excellent; bitter, lots of citrus, pine and caramel malts as well. Flavorful and strong but very quaffable like a good IIPA should be. I wish I had tried this a few more times.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2008
(Draught) Pours a hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, biscuit, and florals. Flavor of hops (herbal, pine) and caramel malt.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Lovely simcoe nose, fruity and full of citrus and grapefruit notes. This is a big beer judging by the nose. Deep golden coloring, with a small fizzy head. Lovely fruits throughout with some soapy hops and a small banana esther in the finish. A solid IPA.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2008
On tap at Barley Browns in Baker City, OR--Glowing deep orange amber body with a frothy thin whitish head. Lingering bitterness. Not as overwhelming as the IPA at BB’s. A+!


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