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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This IPA is our first response to the news of an impending hop shortage. We like our hoppy beers at Barley’s and brewed this one with the finest ingredients available. Cascade and newly available Summit hops during conditioning contribute the grapefruit / citrus character that make American IPAs distinctive.

"Hey, have you heard?"

Subprime mortgage issues. The credit markets are melting down. Housing starts are at a 16 year low. Food and gas prices are thorugh the roof. Those are just some of the headlines in 2007. The biggest story of the year?

There’s a worldwide hop shortage. In fact, it’s now reached crisis proportions.

Some experts are saying that some craft brewers will have to shut their doors. It’s a scary proposition for those of us who earn our living making beer.

The hops shortage is due, in part, to poor crop production in the U.S. and around the world. Hops have also been turned under to make way formore lucrative crops. Can anyone say corn for ethanol?)

Last fall, a warehouse in California burned to the ground--with about one million pounds of hops in it.

If you drink Bud or Coors Light, not to worry. The big boys are first in line for their share.

The rest of us will just have to get cagey going into 2008.

Hops are usually harvested in the fall, and inventoried for the year. As we brew this for the first time, the entire inventory is depleted.

Maybe we should have named this beer, "Hop Today Gone Tomorrow."


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (5094) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Sample at the Alehouse. Pours a cloudy copper with a medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus hops and cranberry. Very citrusy flavor of orange and grapefruit with some cranberry. Not much malt balance at all, but the fruit sort of balances the hop bitterness. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CptGreencoat (95) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2009
Tap at Barley’s. Cloudy orange in appearance with a one finger beige head, beautiful lacing. Nice hop bite with a citrus finish, very well balanced. Well worth checking out in you’re in Columbus - and their food is fantastic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2009
Draft @ Barleys Pours an hazy yellow with orange hints. Had a diminshing white head which laced well. Has a good citrus pine aroma. Has good carbination and is refreshing. Crisp but not too bitter. Good hoppy flavors leads to a nice finish. Has a medium body. This was a tasty beer. It has an oily texture. I enjoyed the mouthfeel. I will have more of these before I leave Columbus.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Tap @ Alehouse: Cloudy orange pour with a sticky white head. Aroma is definitely a blast of citrus hop. Flavor is a nicely spicy hops with a bitterness that lingers on the palate. Malts coat the tongue in the middle of the taste, and then bitterness rushes in to round out the flavor on the back end. One of their better IPAs.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
1010 (309) - Midlothian, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2008 Had this on tap at the Columbus Microbrewery Festival. This was my favorite IPA at the event and I tried them all. You could taste a nice citrus in addition to all the hops. I will have to make sure to stop in to Barleys and have this one again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - SEP 12, 2008
On tap at Columbus Microbrew Festival tonight. Citrus nose. Piney resinous hops upfront on the flavor with a grapefruit finish. Very solid but not much malt character though. Hop delight.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2008
Shared with Beervirgin at The Alehouse. This was the firkin version. I really enjoyed this.Poured a cloudy apple juice color with no head.The nose was sweet , hoppy and citrusy.Hoppy grapefruit on the flavor with a a bitter, dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2008
On tap. Nectariny orange/yellow color; somewhat sticky head. Aroma: grapefruit, pine. Flavor: Citrus, grapefruit, dry, actually somewhat grainy. Not too heavy or spritzy or bitter. What’s this? Somebody actually makes a balanced and tasty IPA without throwing in a crapload of hops? In Ohio? Recommended, especially with the "junkyard (hot)dog".

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11367) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Draft at Alehouse #1. Poured hazy copper with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium smooth bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. A standout beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Had on Firkin at the Alehouse. Murky golden orange color. Smell was sweet and citrusy. Taste was definitely hoppy, which I dont normally care for, but it was also sweet, malty, and fruity, which made the hops tolerable. Slight bitter finish. Really, more enjoyable than I expected. This is not a favorite style of mine.


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