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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Our spin on an American-style barley wine, and we we say "our spin", we mean it’s super hoppy. Dry hopped with Simcoe, Centennial and Sterling hops, a real piney and citrusy flavor shines through the dark, caramelly malt backbone. Some may think of it as more of a double IPA than a barley wine, we just think its delicious.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (5385) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2013
On tap at The Bruery. Pours murky brown with an off white head. Aroma of alcohol, malt, caramel, some dried fruits and floral hoops w. Flavor is sweet and malty with some warming alcohol, pungent hops, caramel and toasted malt. Medium body, average carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
A small off white head on a dark brown body. A nicely hoppy aroma of pine and grapefruit with a touch of dark malt and brown sugar. A much more barleywine like flavor with notes of molasses, pine, pepper, and mustard. Medium thick body, moderately carbonation, and a sweet finish. Nicely done, fairly hoppy, but definitely not a DIPA, there is a lot of dark sugar and rich, spicy character that clearly makes this a barleywine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (2587) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Tap. Yep, The Bruery officially brews a DIPA! Pours cloudy hazel, medium tan creamy head, nice lacing. Aroma is all citrus and pine resin - hops galore. The flavor is the same, perhaps a light caramel backing but surprisingly little malt presence given the color. This beer highlights the hops, and does it well. Light sweet, quite bitter, resinous. Medium body, but a resinous oily mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2013
On tap; not a huge fan of the style yet. Color was hazy brown. Alot of alcohol and dark fruit in the aroma; fig? Noted that this was the type of beer Josh would like.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexanderj (3268) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2013
On tap at the Bruery; a quality barleywine. A hazy brown color. Great aroma, with some sweetness, fruit, caramel/malt and grapefruit. Flavor was hoppy, but smooth with some complexity. Grapefruit and earth.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (7898) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Tap at The Bruery. Low haze, deep tea brown color. Medium foam with spotty, tan lace. Fresh lemon peel and mild citrus in the nose. Taste is dusty, a bit harsh with a lot of unsweetened tea. Slight astringency but not cheesy or nutty. Hmm.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1531) - USA - JUN 27, 2013
Caramel brown in color... Aroma is fairly hoppy, sweet malts... Flavor is extremely hoppy for a barleywine... Citrus hops up front, caramel sweetness with bitter hops on the finish... Almost an ipa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (948) - New York, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle, 06/19/2013.Pours dark mahogany with light tan creamy head, dies to a pillow of foam on the surface, lacing left behind. Aroma is dark caramel toffee and red fruits with resinous pine, sugary tangerine hop character. Taste is similar, up front dark caramel melding with brown sugar, citrus and pine, moderately bitter finish not over the top. Thick body, fairly balanced for what it is, very drinkable. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3185) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown with a big foamy head. Nose is tropical fruits, caramel and citrus. Medium body with a tingle. Taste is citrus peel and caramel; a perfect touch of hops. Excellent West Coast barleywine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark copper brown color with a lively light tan head. Caramel, toffee, and dark fruit notes. medium mouthfeel. Slightly sweet start, caramel and toffee, malt backbone, minimal hop bitterness. Not bad.


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