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Haymarket Barney’s Centennial IPA

Haymarket Barney’s Centennial IPA
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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A deliciously refreshing IPA made with all Centennial hops. Named after Barney Kessel, the former proprietor of this very location and long-time owner of the famous Barney’s Market Club. Barney was always sure to make all of his guests feel special, Yes Sir Senator!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4633) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2012
On tap: The aroma consists of orange, grapefruit, and light pine. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. There is some thin webbing left behind on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of orange with a touch of lemon. The finish has moderate grapefruit, light pine, and a touch of soap. It’s light-medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, I’ve really liked most of the IPA/IIPAs I’ve had from Haymarket. This was solid, but I’m not in love with it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7944) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Tap at Haymarket pub and brewery, Chicago - 04/11/12. Lightly hazed dark golden with a thin off white head that soon clears to a pond and the edge of the glass. Nose is a little soapy, pine, hops but the soap is just a shade too prominent. Tastes of pine, hops, tropical fruit, mineral tones, a little peppery and once again a touch of soap but enough to detract from a good tasting beer. Medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6552) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2012
On tap @ the brewpub. Out of all the beers our table ordered, our server touted this as his favourite. He told us that 3lbs of Centennial hops per barrel were used in the brewing process. Having heard that, I must say that compared to the other hop-driven beers on the table, this had the most muted aroma. On the palate, there certainly was a lot of nice oily hop character, but it translated as mostly vegetal and grassy green with little in the way of citrus brightness. After the hype, this was just okay for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2012
Draft at Haymarket, pours slightly hazy gold with white head. Aroma has some pine, grass, and mild grapefruit. Flavors achieve a nice balance of sweet malt and centennial hops, pine and some grapefruit. I’m not sure this is such a great 100% single hop choice, as it’s pretty one dimensional.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2012
Draft at Haymarket. Pours a deep orange with a sticky but dissipating head. Nose is somewhat subdued but shouts citrus and toast. A bit soapy and floral as well. On tasting, it just doesn’t do it for me. Has a soapy quality that I tend to get from Centennials. Also has a persistent mine rally quality that I find in Chicago water if you don’t knock down the hard was. Does fo ish quite dry but just night my favorite.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2012
16 oz pour on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). A new IPA entry from Haymarket.. no surprises there. Pours a rich golden orange hue, good glow and haze. Lively carbonation with a thick frothy offwhite head atop. Laces well and sticks around. Aromas are rich lemons, touches of mandarin oranges. Good floral and grassy element as this fresh hopped IPA shows little in the way of malt profile. Lively. Initial is medium bodied offering a fresh lemon and melon front end. Quickly moving into dry florals and earthy grassy hops. Touches of pale malts, bread, and cereal grains sneak into the middle, giving the body a touch of girth. Dry sustained hoppy finish does well, leaving lemony and floral hops, dryness lingering. While the return to the "Old School" is solid, it lacks the oomph or drive that some of those newer hops have (And that the palate seems to crave). A solid beer.. without the sweetness of some of Pete’s other IPAs. Recommended for sure.


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