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Barleys Centennial India Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
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This copper-colored ale is an extra-big beer! More malt. More hops. IPA was originally brewed big for the trip from Britain to India. First brewed here to celebrate our 100th brew, we now brew this one when we thirst for a big, big beer!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (4533) - Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2014
Draft sampler from Barleys in August 2012 from notes. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have citrus and herbal hops, pale malts, light caramel sweetness, dry hay with moderate bitterness to the finish. Drinkable, basic IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2013
On tap at Barleys Smokehouse. Pours a cloudy orange with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus, pale malts. Flavor of pale bready malts, grassy hops, light fruits, light citrus, bitter finish. Light, somewhat malty for an IPA, smooth. 7/4/7/4/14 (3.6/5)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2013
Nitro draft pour. Pours a translucent straw color with a thick, creamy white head of foam. I get a lot of tropical fruits in the aroma with some pineapple and mango coming through. A nice balance of bitterness in the taste and a dryish finish. Somewhats tacky mouthfeel, but still creamy. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Draft in a sampler at Barley’s #1. Pours a cloudy gold color with a small, lasting white head. Aroma of mint, citrusy hops, and sweet malts along with a little snap of grass and herbs. Very clean and fresh. Same for the flavor, which had some clean, bright citrusy hop notes, mint, straw, grass, and pale and sweet malts. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a refreshingly crisp mouthfeel. A pleasant surprise, the first one on the sampler to really jump out at me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1478) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 29, 2012
on tap poured into a standard pint glass. a: slightly hazy yellow hue color, Slight head, with surprisingly decent retention. s: citrus hop aroma mixed with a blend of malt t: surprisingly a well balanced IPA, Definatly had a nice hop backbone, but was not overly dry. Well done.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Served on draft at the Smokehouse location. Pours a hazy orange color with a large frothy white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of earthy and floral hops with nutty notes. The taste is big grapefruit and other citrus hops. Medium bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theisti (3093) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2011
5 oz sampler off of the Beer Engine at the brew pub (#2) in Columbus, Ohio. Pour is mostly clear golden orange with a loosely formed off white head. Aroma is quite faint, there is some leafy hops, a touch of citrus and only a hint of toasted malt. The taste picks up with grassy citrus hops, some nice resin grittiness and finishing with the toasted malt. This is much more hop focused, though, and they are the main story. Palate is light bodied, bordering on watery, with the soft fine carbonation and unfiltered mouth feel of the Beer Engine. Nice enough.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
The beer pours a cloudy murky orange with a very light tan head with only about a half a finger of retention and poor lacing. The aroma is light citrus with grapefurit and orange dominating with light hops on the back end. The taste is really bad. Its all bitter pine mixed with metal and hops. The metal also has an orange taste. The feel is actually decent but this beer is utterly undrinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2011
Fron rediscovered notes, presumably on tap at Barleys, Columbus OH in Spring 2010 but my notes are incomplete and on a scrap of loose paper so I’m not 100% sure. No ABV noted. Pale amber colour. Modestly flowery aroma. Quite prominent citric hops in the flavour but it’s not especially bitter or astringent. Smooth mouthfeel with just a hint of sweetness. Not the biggest hop-monster of an IPA but this means it’s very nicely drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1201) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - OCT 3, 2010
I really dug this. Pale straw color, fluffy white head with nice lacing. A creamy palette. Lots of piney hop flavor and a very dry, hoppy finish. This is the best beer I tasted at this brewpub.


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