RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
What is it? Barleywines are super strength beers that have their roots in old England. They are comparable to Ports or Sherry in their sweet flavor and high potency. Ours is more of an American style in that it has been infused with massive amounts of hops. How was it made so strong? Lots of malt. In other words, lots of food for yeast. More yeast food equals more alcohol. When there is so much alcohol though, the beer needs time fore those flavors to mellow out. So we aged Hopsquatch for one year in stainless. This long aging period also allowed some of the harsh bitter flavor from the hops to buffer out and blend with all of the other flavors. This creates a fine, full flavored, very complex ale. Whats with the name? Traditionally barleywines have colorful names like, Monster, Old Nick, Sudden Death, Old Knucklehead, Old Fart, etc. Ours is no different. When we brewed it we had these metaphorical visions of a twelve foot tall hop-covered beast lurking in the cellar for a year. No body believed us, so like the legend of Bigfoot, Hopsquatch was born That, and it sounds funny. Whats with the "Pimp-Chalice" glassware? See the above description (Hat tip to all the brewers on this one).

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Graveytrain (12) - Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2015
This is a really nice barley wine that drinks like an imperial IPA. Golden and Hoppy. I guess this is available in the beginning of the month in Tempe.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinEvelyn (854) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Hoppy but not overpowering, nicely balanced. Something different/off in the aroma that I cant quite put my finger on. Its not necessarily bad, but its not great either. decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Draft. Deep ruby amber with a soapy white head. Plenty of character but not over the top. Hop forward but nicely balanced. Aroma kinda funky (and not in a good way..). No booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maley1 (1233) - Calgary, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
Slightly hazy golden orange pour with small off white head. Aroma of caramel, fruity, malt and hops. Taste of caramel, toffee, malts, yeast, slightly fruity and nice smoothed out hop finish. Full bodied, lower carbonation, sweetness somewhat masking the high ABV. Very good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2013
On tap @ brewery. Pours hazy golden amber-ish with white head. Aroma is sweet malts, oak, brandy, toffee, caramel and booze. Taste is sweet, bitter hops, caramel and oak. Full bodied thick beer. Decent brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (6027) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Lots of sweet sugars and hops in the aroma - smells a bit like Dogfishhead 90 minute. This is quite tasty. Lots of hops but at times it has some Belgian strong characters to it. This is easily my favorite of the Four Peaks beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Rating #74. Real good stuff, dark and hazy golden pour. Nice hop aroma with a bit of oxidation. Flavor was similar, decent hop aftertaste. (2787)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DesertDevil (698) - Arizona, USA - JUN 3, 2013
On draft at the Four Peaks tasting room (Wilson) in a snifter. Pours a nice solid orange with a one-finger off-white head and extremely sticky lacing. Sweet malty aroma with some citrus and slight brandy. Very sticky resin forward with a big piney hop kick followed by caramel and some toffee. The overall flavor is a bit oxidized and mellowed. Tacky mouthfeel with a bitter finish. The booze is barely noticeable. Nice barleywine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chinchill (4830) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2013
on tap the Four Peaks. Crystal clear golden color with a small off-white head. Great and complex aroma with hints of brandy, vanilla and light fruits. Taste is refined, mild yet complex. Very easy drinking for over 11%. Medium-light body; Remarkably smooth and mellow for this high ABV

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2013
On draft at 1702, golden orange pour, white head. Sweet and caramel malts and a nice alcohol bite. A sweet and tasty Barleywine. Love it!

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