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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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 itís 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1020) - 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 (3297) - Media, 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 (1349) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Poured into a perfect pint. 3.5 A: Moderately hazed deep amber color. Three fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is good for the ABV and some spotty lacing is left. 4.0 S: Holy piss is this hoppy. No way I would identify this as a Bruery beer if smelled blind. Hops are foremost floral and herbal. Some citrus and earthiness to follow. Underneath there is a solidly toasty backbone with plenty of caramel and toffee. Light dark fruitiness to round things out. 3.5 T: Interesting. Itís not bad, but it has trouble finding its place. Itís not hoppy enough to be a DIPA, but itís not malty enough to be a BW. Itís not even a hoppy barleywine or a malty DIPA. Itís somewhere between those two. Mild to moderate bitterness. Toasty malts, caramel, toffee, and maybe a touch of molasses. Dark fruits, raisins, and a touch of tobacco. Floral hops with light herbal and citrusy components. Again, itís decent, but it confuses the palate and not in a good way. 4.0 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Decently creamy, a bit chewy, and smooth enough. Booze is well hidden. 3.0 D: I think I summed this up already. Good, but confused. Serving type: bottle 11-30-2012 03:54:48

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2013
5/15/13. 750 from t0rin0, I think? Hazy amber pour with a small khaki head. Rich sugar aroma, light hop, some grainy bitterness, paper, and a touch of caramel and light fruits/blondie bars. Not bad!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9465) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Tap at The Bruery, courtesy of Andrew. Pours clear tawny/brown with a medium, fizzy light tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, dates, peppery alcohol, caramel and cookie malt with earthy hops. Flavor is dark dried fruits, cookie and caramel malt, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5796) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2013
thanks to either Laura or Kevin, had at his birthday bottle share, near the end .. . pours a deep gold tan .. . sweet maple, deep mexican sugar, honey, and chewy resin .. . medium mouth .. . some wheat and booze in the finish .. . pretty fine beverage .. . . iím not a crook, iím ambitious. thereís a difference.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6035) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Sampled at a bottleshare. Dark brown, slightly red color. Good thin khaki head. Dots of lace. Dark fruit, raisin, earthy hop in the aroma. Big body. Light, smooth carbonation. Kind of a slightly thicker creamy texture. Light bitter sweet taste. Lighter alcohol. Very nice barleywine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4448) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2013
19/I/13 -75cl bottle @ RBBWG 2013 - BB: n/a (2013-62) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!

Little cloudy red brown beer, small yellow beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet malts, caramel, fruity hops, alcohol, sugary, honey. MF: good carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bit malty, caramel, honey, some hops, bitter, red fruit jam. Aftertaste: bitter hops, some alcohol, jam, some citrus, grassy ending.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (2744) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2013
Reddish brown colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, red wine, raisins and hops. Malty flavour, caramel and vanilla, light bitter, quite alcoholic. Light bitter, astringent finish.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBWG, Wilrijk 2013. Courtesy of Klaas. Thank for sharing!)


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