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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Full-bodied India Pale Ale Superfly combines an unbelievable malt smoothness with a perfect compliment of hop freshness totalling over 100 IBU's. This heavenly ale is an explosion of flavor notes leading one to question what took so long to find this glass of happiness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Fresh 16 ounce from brewery. Copper pour with off white head. Taste of bitter grapefruit and sweet tropical citrus, some pine. Really bitter cotton mouth like finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1027) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2012
On tap at Chumley’s in Broad Ripple. Nose of dank sticky hops, pine, mango, and a little pineapple with some hearty doughy yeast. Pours orange-gold with a smaller eggshell head. Taste is all over bitter but has some substantial sweet underneath. Palate is medium to full, rich, with a coating bitterness that lingers. Really nice, drinks almost like a DIPA with all that power. Good stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUN 13, 2004
Grabbed a growler of this last night while visiting my baby’s parents in Indy. Cracked it open with her stepdad while enjoying the Reds/Indians game today. This brew pours a sparkling medium copper with amber highlights. The tall off-white tight creamy head has good lacing and is average in duration. The blunt no-nonsense nose is spruce, pineapple, resin, dried fruit, citrus, and flowers. The brew starts burnt and spicy with loads of hops. The moderate citrus acidity blends with the alcohol sweetness in the middle to provide good balance. The long floral/resinous finish has very good bitterness. The medium to heavy lively body is smooth & creamy. The finish feels astringent. This is a big brew with excellent balance and stellar complexity. Very refreshing and highly recommended. I look forward to trying more from Oaken Barrel Brewing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2006
Draft at brewpub. Pours an amber color with a medium sized beige that faded quickly and left amazing glass lacing. Aroma was difficult to gather, but it makes me think of very fresh "green" hops. Flavor has a light hop bittnerness (70 IBUs I think) smooth long lasting dry hop finish, flavor really stick with you. Thin lightly carbonated mouthfeel. Not bad,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Tap at the brewpub. Hazy orangish red appearance. Nose is fresh hops, some pine and citrus...very inviting. Taste is enjoyably smooth for such a hopped up IPA. Good citrus, pine hop flavor. Easy to drink yet very bitter (in a good way) due to the massive amount of hops. I’d almost put this in the DIPA category, if it weren’t for the 7.5ABV. This is one of the best little known secrets in indy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
iugrad93 (266) - Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Nice copper color with thick, white head, lots of lacing. Aromas of citrus and spice. Taste is mild sweet, but big bitterness on the backend. Perfect IPA palate, dry finish. Overall, a very good IPA. Reminds be a bit of Flat 12 Half Cylce. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 21, 2005
After a while, IPAs can seem to all be the same. I’m glad I came across Superfly, because it changed that perception for me. The brewer uses multiple hop strains with each addition and it shows. The brew has a bursting bouquet in the aroma, as well as a good amount of citrus. The body is dry hopped goodness, that isn’t overly bittering. The slightly sweet malt backbone gives this IPA depth and takes it to that next level. A great example of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jahughey (65) - Franklin, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Complex IPA, not the cookie-cutter variety. Solidly amber, with citrus/floral/spicy hop aroma- several varieties I suspect. Firm caramel malt base with some sweetness provides a good canvas for the assertive hopping, in both bitterness and flavor. Maltier than most IPAs, a good thing. This is a unique India, one of their best efforts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmmbeergood (14) - Elburn, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2005
This is the beer that I drink most often when at the Oaken Barrel Pub. Nice grassy aroma. Great mouthfeel. Well balanced between the malt and the hops. This brew goes especially well with the ribs they serve.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johntreeter (126) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Thursday night gowler. Pours an orange copper with a 2 finger off white half lasting head, which left some good lacing. Light aroma of tempting spicy and grassy hops. Flavor starts malt sweet then balances with hops that was in the aroma and the 100 IBUs kick in for that bitter dry long finish. Nice big body, lively carb, wet texture, and dry feel to this IPA.

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