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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 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (6391) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
Sampled from bottle @ RBBWG 2013. Hazy murky opaque red brown color, small to medium sized off-white head. Smell and taste malts, a light sweetness, some alcohol, really barley wine-style. Full body, good carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Great fresh hop scents and some citrus, taste is similar but with a little pine as well, it feels like a double IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (13348) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
18th March 2011
Cloudy deep brown beer. Two finger fluffy tan head. Light palate. Nice clean fresh malt base. Piney hops, with grassy spice. Good balance between the two - hugely drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1491) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - DEC 2, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2013 From the bottle, dark brown pour and tan head. Citrusy hoppy and malty nose. Taste follows suit and nice bitterness. Itís ok fresh, but donít age it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresyourball (445) - El Cajon, California, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Bomber poured into pint glasses. Deep amber/red color with medium sized gray head. Nose is hops and citrus. Taste follows the nose, with some malt in there too. Flavor is surprisingly basic. Medium mouthfeel and bitter finish. I donít know how they can call this a Barleywine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2012

Bottle 750ml.

Unclear medium amber colour with a average to small, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, dried fruit - riped fruit, light roasted and chocolate. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, thin. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120616]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Peacehammer (589) - California, USA - NOV 5, 2012
2012 batch. Dark brown, but clear. Boozy nose, and deep roasted malts. A certain hop character on the nose too. Strong malt flavor, the hops nicely mesh, but it isnít the easiest of beers to drink. Very well made, a great beer to age.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (890) - Linden, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2012
750 ml bottle - sampled during our motorhome tour through California. Pours deep amber with red hue and a frotty light beige greyish head. Aroma: hoppy nose fo grapefruit and tangerine peel and peach. Medium body with a bitterness bomb and a slight sweet touch... Dr sweet finish. Loooong finish, taste is all about the hops. :-( this is definitely not a barley wine.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2415) - California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4 nov 2012, tap at the Bruery. Light brown, clear, no bubbles. Nose is nose is all hops: grapefruit rind and slightly resiny. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Kind of disappointing. Thin body and not much malt or alcohol flavor. It's all hops balanced but overpowered by sweet grapefruit rind. Lightly bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5105) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2013 75cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, sweet/bitter and slightly alcoholic/fruity, not balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew, yet expensive!


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