BlueTarp Brewing Company Reviews




Cybercat
3.8
BlueTarp / Ale Yeah Durty South
Pours translucent chocolate brown with a nice buff head. Aroma presents toasted malt, cinnamon, caramel and nutty notes. Flavor features all that the aroma promises and then some. Firm body has OK fizz. Get down and "durty."
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Suttree
3.2
BlueTarp BantamWeight Ale
So, it a session amber? Isn’t that kind of redundant? I mean, I just usually assume an amber is a session ale, unless they call an "Imperial Amber" or something goofy like that. Anyway, this was a little malty, with hints of toast and chocolate, and and subtle, woody hops.
Monday, May 02, 2016

ordybill
3.7
BlueTarp BantamWeight Ale
Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a reddish brown color with a giant thick tan head. The aroma is hops and malt. The taste is a heavy on grain and has a metallic aftertaste. If the metal taste was removed it would have a much higher score.
Friday, April 29, 2016

chinchill
3.2
BlueTarp Last Place Stout
On tap at 2016 Hogs and Hops. Near black, opaque body that looks thick and is topped by a short head that’s not very durable. Thick, viscous full body with appropriate light carbonation. Excellent aroma with admirable complexity. Dark bread, dark dried fruits and vanilla. Flavor is disappointing after this great aroma. It lacks balance, has strong sweet and bitter notes that don’t counterbalance, is too boozy, and has too much char. Overall: OK for style.
Saturday, April 16, 2016

drowland
3.6
BlueTarp Last Place Stout
4/5/16. 12oz can from Hop City. Black pour under a small tan head, but loads of lacing, basically coats the glass. Rich aroma, loads of chocolate, some church basement coffee, a metallic tinge. Good flavor, loads of chocolate again, almost reminds me of Hersey syrup, but the roasted malts balance it out with a roasty dryness and a touch of pennies. Not bad.
Tuesday, April 05, 2016

rdixon77
3.2
BlueTarp Cascade Killa
Average ish malty IPA. Great can though. Brown orange colored. Heavy syrupy. Floral hops. Too sweet. Just okay.
Tuesday, April 05, 2016

drowland
3.1
BlueTarp Cascade Killa
4/4/16. 12oz can from Hop City. Amber pour with a nice khaki head, good lacing. Floral aroma, citrus, lemon peel, loads of caramel. Floral flavor, caramel, citrus, orange and lemon peel, more caramel. Eh.
Monday, April 04, 2016

mixmasterob
3.8
BlueTarp Last Place Stout
Can. Listed as 12.5%. Black pour with a thin dark brown head. Aroma was charred malt, burnt marshmallow, dark cocoa, touch of coffee and smoke. Flavors were slightly astringent, bits of dark cocoa, licorice, roasty malt, lingering, slightly bitter smoky finish. Mouthfeel was surprisingly on the medium side given the ABV. It’s certainly more dry than I was suspecting. Overall a nicely attenuated, big, roasty stout.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

jw0406
3.3
BlueTarp Last Place Stout
12 oz can pours black with a nice off white head. Aromas of roasted dark malts, chocolate, some licorice. Full bodied, a nice effort
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

drfabulous
3.4
BlueTarp BantamWeight Ale
12 ounce can. Amber red in color. Lots of caramel notes. Ok overall, but nothing too amazing.
Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Cybercat
3.3
BlueTarp Cascade Killa
Can. Pours dark copper with a thick and foamy buff head that pillows. Aroma presents woody hops and some hay, not much else. Flavor, fortunately, surpasses the aroma - hoppy, resiny, hay, malty and subtle fruity notes all add to the taste chord. Mouthfeel features decent body and fizz, while finish has hoppy and hay tones. Kill this cascade.
Sunday, December 06, 2015

msl700
1.5
BlueTarp Cascade Killa
Overly cloying and sweet - I am an IPA/Double lover but this one is a fail; drank the first can of a sixer and had to go to my beer fridge for a Sweetwater IPA to cleanse my palate.
Friday, December 04, 2015

bigda83
3.6
BlueTarp Fünk Weisse
Can. Pours a pale yellow, mild haze, soapy white head. Aroma of wheat, straw, and tart. Flavor follows the nose with hints of salt and is a pretty standard Berliner Weisse. Super light and thin body and texture, fizzy carbonation, and a dry crisp finish.
Wednesday, December 02, 2015

jw0406
3.2
BlueTarp BantamWeight Ale
12 oz can pours a dark red color with a nice white head. Aromas of caramel, sweet malt, light good. Light bodied, nice offering ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, November 30, 2015

jw0406
3.3
BlueTarp Fünk Weisse
12 oz can pours a yellow color with a small head. Aromas of tart fruit, wheat. Light bodied and refreshing, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, November 02, 2015

Ungstrup
3.5
BlueTarp Mother Hoppin’ Double IPA
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of hops, malt, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, malt, and alcohol, leading to a bitter finish.
Sunday, November 01, 2015

PorterPounder
3.3
BlueTarp Cascade Killa
Atlanta, Ga - Taco Mac - Virginia Highlands - 12 oz can. Dark copper pour, bone colored head with a nice web of lacing. Aroma of ripening apricots, some maple syrup sweetness. Lots of bad homebrew-like crystal malt over-wroughtness, light citrus bitterness, some apricot fruitness. Thick enough mouthfeel. Not writing home about this one.
Saturday, October 31, 2015

jrob21
3.8
BlueTarp Fünk Weisse
12 oz can. Nicely tart and refreshing. Now go put a bunch of different fruit in it and make them limited And we’ll have a super star here.
Saturday, October 10, 2015

jw0406
3.3
BlueTarp Cascade Killa
12 oz can pours an orange/brown color with a nice white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, caramel. Full bodied, nicely balanced.
Monday, October 05, 2015

jbruner
3.6
BlueTarp Dark Matter
Pours a jet black from the crowler with minimal ring of bubbly tan head that doesn’t really leave lace. Aroma of tart dark fruit wotth lactic acidity overpowering the chocolate and dark roast underneath. Taste follows, booze is hidden, but only because the sourness is so intense. Assertive, but not too much, big but still feels kind of thin. Don’t get the wood, hardly any stout, but not bad.
Monday, September 28, 2015

jbruner
3.2
BlueTarp Cascade Killa
Backlog entered due to labor day off. Cask sampled at Classic City Brew Fest 2015! Malt forward but nice piney back notes from the hops. Nothing great, but not bad.
Monday, September 07, 2015

LinusStick
3.5
BlueTarp Dark Matter
Good beer courtesy my Secret Santa. Thanks man. If I had tried this blind I would’ve rated this as a sour ale. No imperial stout characteristics. Aroma was sour cherries and vinegar.. Pour was a deep dark brown/near black with a thin tan ring for a head. Taste was deliciously sour. Strong vinegar and sour cherry were in your face and close to mouth puckering. Alcohol hidden perfectly. Nice carbonation. As it warmed, more tartness came out.
Sunday, August 23, 2015

GTAEgeek
3.5
BlueTarp BantamWeight Ale
Sample at the brewery. Nice, cloudy ruby-brown color, with crap-tons of foam (but that was probably the idle tap line, not the beer). The nose is bready malts, black tea, and caramel. The flavor is malty, but relatively dry, with not much hop bitterness, and a touch of roastiness. Medium body, grainy, and thick. This is a nice, easy Irish ale. Great malt character, and a unique flavor.
Saturday, August 08, 2015

GTAEgeek
4.2
BlueTarp Armeniaca
Sample at the brewery. Pale yellow color, with a big, frothy, off-white head. The nose is sharp mandarin oranges, apricots, butterscotch, and lemon zest. the flavor is sweet and citrusy, with an aggressive sourness. Medium body, very acidic, crisp, and surprisingly smooth. This is a wonderfully tasty, fruity, and tart beer. The apricots give this a smooth and creamy mouthfeel, and the souring is perfect for the base beer. I’d highly recommend this.
Saturday, August 08, 2015

GTAEgeek
3.3
BlueTarp Dark Matter
Crowler from the brewery. Pours black, with a big, rocky, tan head. The nose is tart black cherries, dark chocolate, cinnamon, molasses, and lemons. Flavor is sweet and a little bitter, with a fairly significant sourness that is a little unpleasant. Pretty boozy, and warming in the finish. Medium to heavy body, oily, and sticky. This is a very interesting and fun beer, but a little confused and unfocused.
Friday, August 07, 2015

Westmeister
3
BlueTarp Cherries Jubilee
Crowler shared with jrob21. The aroma was offputting, like nail polish or turpentine. Just off. The taste thankfully did not show these characteristics that much. Very tart cherries, big malty body, lots and lots of cherries. Rather one dimensional, but a certain step up from the aroma.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

jrob21
4
BlueTarp Armeniaca
Crowler from the brewery on the first day you could do that. It’s a grand time in Georgia finally. Really nice fruity sour beer. Lightly tart and light body. Nice apricot fruit working in the flavor. Pungent fruity nose and pretty entertaining. Lacking some of the complexity of the bigger boy fruited sours but a really nice drink. Missing the turpentine aromas of the cherry so it seems like that was a one time thing.
Sunday, July 19, 2015

snoworsummer
3.7
BlueTarp Fünk Weisse
From a big can. Thanks Joe! Pours opaque yellow gold with almost no head. Tastes like nicely light and tart grapefruit, some passion fruit, biscuit malt, and light wheat. Light body and medium carbonation. Smells like wheat, doughy and biscuit malt, and light grapefruit.
Saturday, July 11, 2015

jrob21
3.4
BlueTarp Cherries Jubilee
Crolwer from the brewery and shared at westmeisters. Aroma is a little off and too reminiscient of paint thinner. The flavor is really nice though. Lots of fruit with a decent bit of tartness. Good brown sour malt body going on. Some sweetness and a finish that has a lot of cherry fruit again. After the aroma this is pretty nice.
Thursday, July 09, 2015

snoworsummer
3.5
BlueTarp Tropic Thunder
Giant can from the brewery. Thanks Joe! Pours clear copper with a fizzy bubbly beige head and lots of lacing. Tastes like nutty citrus hops, dry toasted malt, and strong grapefruit. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like nutty hops, grapefruit, and toasted malt.
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

chinchill
3
BlueTarp Cherries Jubilee
Bluetarp Cherries Jubilee from a shared 32 oz can. Very tart, strong flavored beer. Mildly funky. Sour cherries with hints of other ripe fruits.
Sunday, July 05, 2015

jrob21
3.5
BlueTarp Cascade Killa
Growler from taps. Chewy caramel malt. Pours a light brown color, pretty unique for an IPA. Tells you you are going to get more malt here than hops. Pine and resin towards the finish. Would love a little more fruit and bitterness but this is still a well made drink. Bordering on double IPA.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Pinball
3.6
BlueTarp Mother Hoppin’ Double IPA
clear dark orange, small white head. malty and hoppy aroma, caramelly feel to it. flavor is lots of bitter hops, with adequate malty balace. very nice.
Sunday, June 28, 2015

Desverger
3.7
BlueTarp Mother Hoppin’ Double IPA
Bottle at Yespr’s - amber coloured pour with off white head. Big sweet fruity and malty aroma and taste, caramel, toffee, tropical grapefruit, pine needles, herbal hoppy, very nice.
Sunday, June 28, 2015

Borup
3.8
BlueTarp Mother Hoppin’ Double IPA
33 cl. bottle. Hazy orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, grass, fruit, spice alcohol, and bitterness.
Sunday, June 28, 2015

joergen
3.4
BlueTarp Mother Hoppin’ Double IPA
Bottle at yespr. Hazy orange colored with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of hops and pine needles with notes of grapefruits. Fruity flavor of caramel and hops with notes of grass. Hoppy finish.
Sunday, June 28, 2015

yespr
3.2
BlueTarp Mother Hoppin’ Double IPA
Pours cloudy orange with a dense off white head. Aroma is solid hoppy and overripe fruity. Smooth fruity, toasted malty and light malty. Slight caramelish. Bitter and toasted malty finish.
Sunday, June 28, 2015

jrob21
3
BlueTarp Hopster the Grouch
Sample at first sunday. Maybe I need to give this another shot. There was so much going on here that I would need to spend a little more time with it. My first impression though is not good. Trying to be too many things makes this a bit of a mess when it all comes together. Too many strong flavors competing, brett, double IPA, sweet, oak. A lot. Funky cheese aroma. Flavor is a little tart but gets overpowered by tropical fruity hops. Finish is a little sour and a little oak and a little muddled. Left with an earthy oaky kind of dirty lasting mouth feel.
Monday, June 08, 2015

fro2218
4.8
BlueTarp Hopster the Grouch
Thick white head that fades awat quickly to a stubborn lace. Deep red orange color. Funky nose and a ton of fruit as well. A Barnyard bomb covered in pineapple and mango. The flavor is quite tart at first that subsides as you get used to it. Powerful funky notes and hop bitterness in the flavor with a big malty backbone. Almost overwhelming, but in the best way possible. The aftertaste takes a while to subside again a great thing - I could sip this for hours. Bottle 121 of 123 - Batch #1
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Jamesthebrit
3.4
BlueTarp Hopsided IPA
Drinks like an English style pale. Pretty easy drinking. It’s different. Not bad. Not great.
Sunday, May 17, 2015

SirTom
4.9
BlueTarp Hopster the Grouch
Copper color. Aroma of pure brett, hops, and lacto. 11.6% alcohol but balanced out by the extreme sour and oak / fruit / dry hopping. If you like sour hopped beers, Hopster takes it to extremes! Everything was boldly pronounced yet still identifiable and extremely drinkable. Certainly a sour double IPA, but completely different in flavor from La Terrior. Sort of similar to Trinity Super Juice Soultion in flavor but far bigger and more bold, and a more tart version. The label on the bottle is very nice - it is *actual* wood veneer and you could see the knots of wood - every label was slightly different, the bottle was dipped in green wax and hand numbered. I had bottle #116 out of #123. I want more!!
Thursday, May 14, 2015

jbruner
3
BlueTarp Tropic Thunder
Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow on tap with fluffy white head that leaves light lace. Aroma and taste are biscuit and pale malt with faint citrus hop character. Easy to drink, but nothing exciting.
Monday, April 13, 2015

jbruner
3.2
BlueTarp Hopsided IPA
Pours a slightly hazy golden brown on tap with fluffy off-white head that dissipates. Aroma and taste are mostly malt to me, bread and caramel, barely there hints of earthy pine hops. Not bad, but lacking a punch.
Monday, April 13, 2015

jbruner
3.7
BlueTarp Last Place Stout
Pours a deep black on tap with thin ring of tan head. Aroma of big roast, tobacco, earth, taste follows with an assertive bitterness. Booze isn’t too bad, black malt a touch over done, but not bad.
Monday, April 13, 2015

jbruner
3.7
BlueTarp Fünk Weisse
Pours a surprisingly clear gold with nice ring of bubbly white head. Aroma of lacto funk, slight acidity over nice doughy wheat. Taste follows, mild funk, lemon fruitiness. Good carbonation, solid for what it is.
Monday, April 13, 2015

chinchill
3.1
BlueTarp BantamWeight Ale
On tap. Hoppy for style, like a red APA. Nearly as hoppy and bitter as an IPA. O too bitter for style, especially in the aftertaste.
Sunday, April 12, 2015

unclemattie
4
BlueTarp Last Place Stout
Growler @ the Beer Growler. Black pour. Smells of fusel booze & roasted malts. Strong! with goosebumps. Loads of roast, licorice. Huge heat in the finish. Roasty (4318)
Friday, March 27, 2015

GTAEgeek
3.4
BlueTarp Tropic Thunder
Sample at Ale Yeah Decatur. Light, clear yellow, with a small, off-white, bubbly head. The aroma is tangerines, mango, light yogurt and hard cheese, and white bread. Sweet and citrusy, with a mild bitterness. Light body, a little astringent, and crisp. Overall, this is a light and sessionable IPA.
Friday, December 05, 2014

PorterPounder
3.7
BlueTarp Last Place Stout
Atlanta, Ga. - Taco Mac - Sandy Springs - on tap. Dark as night black pour, sticky khaki head that leaves behind a nice film of lacing. Aroma has some licorice accents, a touch of dark unsweetened chocolate. Flavor is bold with some creosote notes, a bit of espresso, some licorice to top it off. Mouthfeel is clean and slick. Impressed
Tuesday, December 02, 2014

deaconmike
3.5
BlueTarp Hopsided IPA
On tap at Taco Mac. Amber with offwhite head. Nice hops aroma - citrus and pine. Taste is mostly bitter, but some bready malt in the background. Good body and drinkability. Overall, a good ipa.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014