Barley Browns Tank Slapper Imperial IPA
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
Our 10th Anniversary edition. Loaded with Simcoe hops and weighing in at over 9% ABV. It could give you a head shake.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (5328) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
carboloader (674) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (1173) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJMonarch (9179) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8462) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12756) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, 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.

   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+!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2008
UPDATED: APR 7, 2008 Courtesy of jayg at Tampa Ratebeer gathering. Huge clear golden amber pour. Looks great. Good things to follow. Huge citrus hops in the nose right away. An almost unstoppable force of pine and juicy ripe tropical fruits. Incredible. Take a swig and experience heaven. Powerful, energetic. The hops work together in an incredible act of fusion that can’t be stopped. Profound. Amazing. Best IIPA I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Courtesy of jayg, thanks Jay. Pours clear copper with gold edges and thin off white head. Wow, big aroma of pine hops that seem to border on wet hops along with grassiness. It delivers a big mouth feel full of pine, resiny, grassy, wet hops that hit the spot for this hop head of mine. A mild malt sweetness never exceeds at making its presence felt beyond just a murmur. It leaves a nice pine hop sense into the after taste.

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