DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2012
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was described as a Double IPA/Blonde Barleywine. Really big juicy and hoppy beer. Definitely gets most of its flavor from hops but there is a really nice big bready backbone. Really great crossover style beer and very drinkable with no trace of alcohol for 10%. It does creep up on you
zimm421 (57) - Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fresh growler from The Daily Growler. Pours a gray orange color with perfect head and lacing. This is described as a double IPA by the brewery, not a barleywine. Nose is piney, with citrus, and some malts. Taste is very similar, finishes nice and biter, but doesn?t overdo it. This is very impressive, wish it would come around more often!
bluejacket74 (1127) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
32 ounce growler picked up from Blacklick Wine and Spirits earlier today. They just tapped the keg yesterday so I assume this is a fresh batch. Served in a Dogfish Head IPA glass, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with a couple inch white head. The head sticks around for a long time, and there’s also a lot of lacing. Aroma is very nice, the brew mostly smells like citrusy (tropical fruit, grapefruit, orange peel) and pine hops, and some bready malt. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s the addition of some peppery spice and herbalness. The tropical fruit bittersweet finish lingers for a very long time. It’s creamy and slick with a good amount of carbonation. Well, I’m very happy I picked up a growler of this on the way home from work. Definitely worth trying if you come across some! $10.99 a growler fill.
Sikash (207) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an orange golden color with a thin white head that doesn’t last too long. Aroma is sweet, citrus fruity, hippy and a little malty. Flavor is hoppy up front with heavy sweet citrus fruits but the finish is nice and malty caramel with maybe some plums. Mouth feel is sweet carbonation is average. Overall this is a phenomenal beer.
michcam8 (235) - Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a growler. Dank, grass, floral, citrus aroma. Sticky resin pour, light golden color with a little white head, lots of lacing on the glass. Nice beer to sip in large qty.’s, goes down easy. Not sure why this is tagged as a barleywine, malts play little role in this beer. Good beer, supped up version of Bodhi, enjoyable and would recommend.
Evolutionary (217) - Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at dirty franks. In snifter and deep gold color. Little head. Billed as double ipa. Tastes a bit strong but good sweet finish. Moderate hoppiness.
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Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the brewpub, served in a chalice. The beer is a hazy bright yellow-orange color with a medium thin and foamy off-white head that recedes steadily. Strings and spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrusy hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of hops and grapefruit, plus some sweet malt in the background. The finish is hoppy with a lingering bitterness left behind. I would have picked this as a IIPA 10 out of 10 times, easily one of the most hoppy Barley Wines I have tried. Style interpretation aside though it is a good beer.
MrBunn (2320) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Brew Kettle. This beer is a fairly clear gold with a minimal head. Aromas if honey and resin with a boozy edge to them. Flavor has none of the resin, though. It starts out sweet (honey) heads to hoppy (apricot and fruit) and ends hot (booze). This is a pretty nice beer to have on tap in March when winter is hanging on.
Tmoney99 (9585) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2011 Draft. Poured cloudy orange color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy citrus, earthy and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bittersweet hop flavor with a medium to heavy bitter finish of moderate to long duration. This beer exceeded my expectations and improved as it warms to 48 degrees.
jmikolich (1292) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Fatheads, listed as an IIPA at 10% AbV, pour is a light orange color with big hoppy nose, taste is citruses but also some alcohol with a slight burn.. No way this is a BW, all IIPA all day