Barley and Hops Grill and Microbrewery Reviews




JDBaker11058
3
Barley and Hops Seductress Summer Stout
appearance: very dark brown, silky tan head. aroma: chocolate covered raspberries. taste: as the aroma indicates, with a bit of must, some cherry, some roast. finish: palate is pretty light, not sweet, a bit of lingering tartness. notes: Interesting, but as noted below, wouldn't drink more than one. Draft at the source, Frederick birthday beer tour 2017.
Monday, September 11, 2017

JDBaker11058
3.5
Barley and Hops Oatey McOatface
appearance: cloudy light yellow, creamy white head. aroma: bright citrus, some pine, a bit of cracker. taste: as the aroma indicates, slightly dank. finish: smooth, slightly chewy palate, lingering hop note. notes: Not a bad one. Good balance, creamy palate. Very tasty. Draft at the source, Frederick birthday beer tour 2017.
Sunday, September 3, 2017

JDBaker11058
3.5
Barley and Hops General Porter
appearance: solid dark brown, hint of lighter brown edges, creamy light tan head. aroma: roasty, some chocolate and espresso. taste: brown bread, coffee, a bit of dark chocolate. finish: slightly lighter palate than expected, lingering roast coffee bean notes. notes: Solid, easy drinking porter. Draft at the source, Frederick birthday beer tour 2017.
Friday, September 1, 2017

JDBaker11058
3.7
Barley and Hops Bauhaus Hefeweizen
appearance: cloudy light yellow, frothy bright white head, minimal lacing. aroma: slightly musty, banana and bubblegum, light clove. taste: as the aroma indicates, plus a hint of citrus and cracked wheat. finish: great palate, creamy and light, lingering yeasty clove. notes: Solid HW indeed. Draft at the source, Frederick birthday beer tour 2017.
Sunday, August 27, 2017

JDBaker11058
3
Barley and Hops Lemon Party
appearance: cloudy light gold, ring of creamy white collar. aroma: lemon, lacto, kettle sour funk. taste: as the aroma indicates. notes: puckery, slightly musty, a little sharp. notes: Just an ok sour for me. Needs a little work, abv was a little high, needed a bit of throttling back on the sharpness. Draft at the source, Frederick birthday beer tour 2017.
Saturday, August 26, 2017

JDBaker11058
3.4
Barley and Hops Franchot Comes Alive NE IPA
appearance: opaque light yellow, creamy collar of white head. aroma: very hoppy, lots of grapefruit, pine, some pineapple and mango, a bit of mint. taste: very juicy, tons of hops, slightly sweet with notes of honey, pineapple, tangerine, lemon, undernote of vanilla or crème fraiche. finish: full palate, slightly bright with lemon, medium to light bitter. notes: Easy drinky, little creamy, balanced. One of the better takes of the style I’ve tried, though it’s admittedly not my favorite style of beer. Draft at the source, Frederick birthday beer tour 2017.
Saturday, August 19, 2017

JDBaker11058
3
Barley and Hops Working Girl
appearance: light yellow, pretty hazy, thin creamy white head. aroma: banana and clove, hint of grass and pepper. taste: as the aroma indicates, with a bit of citrus too. finish: soft palate, not too yeasty. notes: Decent for the style but not outstanding. Could have used a little more zip and a bit more funk. Draft at the source, Frederick birthday beer tour 2017.
Sunday, August 13, 2017

JDBaker11058
4
Barley and Hops Annapolis Rocks Pale Ale
appearance: dark gold amber, creamy white head, decent lacing. aroma: grassy, with notes of caramel and a hint of toasted nuts. taste: caramel and toast malt base, grassy and light citrus hops. finish: surprisingly clean and crisp, good palate. notes: Almost like a hoppy vienna lager. Draft at the source, Frederick birthday beer tour.
Saturday, July 29, 2017

JDBaker11058
4
Barley and Hops Riwaka Operator
appearance: clear medium gold, bright white head. aroma: bright, with some citrus and cracker, definite tropical notes. taste: saltine cracker malts, grass, pepper. finish: tropical fruit flavor comes in on the back end, not overpowering, just a breath of it in hop form; palate is crisp, clean and bright. notes: An unexpectedly pleasant surprise. First beer tried from these folks, and it set the stage nicely. Draft at the source.
Thursday, July 27, 2017

katrinaez
3.3
Barley and Hops Jojo's Pale Ale
Almost no aroma, slight malts. Some light bread taste and hops hit at the end. Tap at Jojo’s.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

katrinaez
3.7
Barley and Hops Franchot Comes Alive NE IPA
Pours cloudy yellow with a light aroma of sweet hops. Hops forward with a creamy finish. Enjoyable. Had a lemon-cicle taste at the end. Tap at brewery.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

katrinaez
3.6
Barley and Hops Seductress Summer Stout
Bitter malt and sour cherry with lactose chocolate aroma and taste. Watery upfront for style with a sour cherry kick. Good but I can only drink one, tap at brewery.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

katrinaez
3.8
Barley and Hops Dan's 5th Anniversary IPA
Nice grapefruit and citrus aroma and taste. Hazy orange. Nice palate. Some hops, but not heavy. tap at brewery.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

katrinaez
3.6
Barley and Hops General Porter
Roasted malts with some dark cocoa aroma. Black coloring. Slight sour upfront and bitters sink in late. Palate is slightly velvety. tap at brewery.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

argo0
2.8
Barley and Hops Working Girl
Draft. Hazy straw body topped by large off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy, some grapefruit/lemon. Taste is medium sweet, orange, some spicy, light lemon. Light-medium body, low carbonation.
Saturday, May 27, 2017

kramer
3.5
Barley and Hops Ambulette Belgian Blonde
Pours a clear pale gold body with a wispy white head. Light aroma, just a minimal hop note and a hint of fruitiness. Lightly sweet pale malt. The flavor is a little fruity with a gentle floral hop note and some minimal yeastiness. Light bodied and easy drinking with soft fizzy carbonation. Decent
Sunday, January 8, 2017

kramer
3.3
Barley and Hops Taniwah Islander Saison
Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold body with a minimal fizzy white head. The nose is fruity, earthy, some light bubblegum, some wheat, and a light yeastiness. The flavor is almost more Hefeweizen like than Saison like. Very fruity and estery with a gentle perfumy finish and a bit of earthiness. Interesting stuff. Light bodied with a slight clinginess. Decent drinker, but quite an atypical saison.
Sunday, January 8, 2017

kramer
3.1
Barley and Hops Annapolis Rocks Pale Ale
Clear dark gold body with a small fizzy white head. The nose is light fruity hops and a bit of citrus over a pale malt base. The flavor is a bit bland, just a hint of bitterness, minimal floral hops. Short finish. A little boring for me. Light bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Meh.
Sunday, January 8, 2017

kramer
2.8
Barley and Hops Catoctin Clear
Clear pale straw body with a small fizzy white head. The nose is very light, just a bit of bready malt with a light hint of corn. The flavor is just as light and minimal. No hops at all, just a minimal crackery pale maltiness and a touch of corn sweetness on the finish. Light bodied and fizzy with a short finish. Meh, not much of a Kolsch.
Sunday, January 8, 2017

kramer
4.1
Barley and Hops Moko-Pacific IPA
Clear copper body with a one finger foamy off-white head. The nose is big juicy New Zealand hoppiness, light malt impact, so juicy with tropical notes. The flavor is all huge juicy and fruity hops, very little bitterness, nice light malt base that stays out of the way. Excellent IPA. Lighter bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Great beer.
Friday, December 9, 2016

kramer
3.4
Barley and Hops Pete's Patsy
Clear amber body with a small wispy beige head. The nose is fairly light, some toasty and caramel maltiness, light hops. The flavor is pretty standard amber ale flavor, toasty but not overly sweet. Light bitterness. Medium bodied with soft fizzy hops. Solid amber, won’t set any beer geeks on fire, but solid
Friday, December 9, 2016

kramer
3.6
Barley and Hops Double Vision IPA
Copper body with a small beige head. The nose is big heavy citra hops backed by a caramel malt base. The flavor is all citra on stage, there’s a heavier caramel malt sweetness than I would like, but there’s so much citra in here that it overpowers the sweetness and you don’t notice it nearly as much as you would think. There’s a bit of that classic citra cattiness in there, but I kinda like that, so no issue with me. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Great lingering bitterness and citra flavor.
Friday, December 9, 2016

kramer
3.7
Barley and Hops Mexican Pointy Boots Stout
Pours a clear dark brown body with a small wispy brown head. The nose is amazing, loads of chocolate and chili pepper with some roasted malt. The flavor is a bit heavier on the spice than I was looking for, but it’s still really tasty. Lots of chocolate, a nice chili heat on the finish that outlasts the chocolate sweetness. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Really delicious, though not a pairing for my spicy fish tacos.
Friday, December 9, 2016

kramer
3.7
Barley and Hops Vinz Clortho Smoked Gose
Cloudy yellow body with a minimal wispy white head. The nose is super refreshing and bright with a heavy citrusy note, some brine, pale malt, and some nice light smokiness. The flavor is a bit heavy on the salt perhaps, but I like the smoke flavor. It’s quite interesting and refreshing. Pairs really well with the fish tacos I’m having. Really refreshing and thirst quenching. Light bodied with fizzy carbonation. Lingering salt and smoke. This is rather good as well.
Friday, December 9, 2016

kramer
3.6
Barley and Hops Drunk Dial English Porter
Clear dark brown body with a small wispy brown head. The nose is chocolate and roasted malt with a nice coffee note, some light English hops, and a little bit of a hard water/mineral aroma. The flavor is good, on the drier side, with a nice chocolate/roast balance. Just enough hop and malt bitterness to keep it balanced. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation and a lingering cocoa finish. Pretty good stuff as well. This place is surprising me.
Friday, December 9, 2016

kramer
3.3
Barley and Hops Bark Side of the Moon IPL
Clear yellow gold body with a small frothy white head. The nose is very light, just a touch of bready malt and a gentle citrusy hoppiness. There’s a slight tea like note in there as well. The flavor is maltier than I expected, a fairly heavy doughy and bready maltiness. The hops are lightly bitter, but that makes it quite easy drinking. A lighter, breadier IPA. Light to medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty decent stuff.
Friday, December 9, 2016

kramer
3.6
Barley and Hops Gored Pumpkin Dunkel
Clear dark copper body with a small tight bubbled beige head. The nose is full of pie spices over a bit of pumpkin and caramel sweetness. The flavor is actually pretty tasty, they kept the spice to a fairly low level, just a bit of cinnamon and vanilla comes thru. Rather smooth and easy drinking for a spiced beer. Medium bodied and just a touch clingy with soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty good stuff.
Friday, December 9, 2016

kramer
3
Barley and Hops Oktoberfest
Clear copper with a small wispy beige head. Nose is sweet Munich and caramel maltiness, limited hops, smells well lagered. The flavor is a bit thin, some caramel malt, just a hint of bitterness on the back end. A little too light bodied for my preference in the style.
Friday, December 9, 2016

dlovell2
3.7
Barley and Hops Hoptub Harvest IPA
On tap at Barley and Hops Brewpub. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is citrus and pine resin. Oily mouth feel. Flavor is crisp citrus up front with a grapefruit and pine resin finish.
Monday, October 17, 2016

BytesAndBrews
3.4
Barley and Hops Dirty Love Dark Saison
Dark brown, almost black, with a beige head. Fruity, peppery aroma. Malty flavor, with a nice fruity saison character. Pepper spiciness enough to warm the mouth, but not make it undrinkable.
Saturday, October 8, 2016

altonbrownd
3.4
Barley and Hops Current Trend Kettle Sour
On tap at Mussel Bar Bethesda. Red body with slight head. Nose is sweet, floral. Taste fruits, sweet berries and some citrus. More sour in the finish. Decent.
Thursday, September 29, 2016

solidfunk
3.5
Barley and Hops Death Star Smoked Imperial Porter
Some light smoke and some roast. Some caramelized malt. Light sweet finish. Pours black with good head and lacing. Bottle shared at tasting.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

solidfunk
2.5
Barley and Hops Catoctin Clear
Light straw and some raw barley. Golden pour with decent head and lacing. Light crisp finish. Tap at brewpub.
Monday, September 19, 2016

solidfunk
2.9
Barley and Hops Annapolis Rocks Pale Ale
Light citrus but mostly just barley here. Golden pour with decent head and lacing. Crisp finish. Tap at brewpub.
Monday, September 19, 2016

solidfunk
3.4
Barley and Hops Roller Monkey Chocolate Banana Porter
Dark chocolate and some roast. Light banana but not overdone. Good balance here and easy drinking. Black pour with great head and lacing. Tap at brewpub.
Monday, September 19, 2016

solidfunk
3.2
Barley and Hops FSK All-American IPA
Easy drinking IPA. Light bitter finish. Somw light oaky astringency. Golden pour with good head and lacing. Tap at brewpub.
Monday, September 19, 2016

solidfunk
3.7
Barley and Hops Blitzkrieg
Light roast and some milk. A good dose of coffee. Black pour with awesome carpet head and lacing. Light creamy finish with a trace of caramel. Nitro at brewpub.
Monday, September 19, 2016

solidfunk
3.7
Barley and Hops Vinz Clortho Smoked Gose
Very interesting gose. Pours hazy golden with great head and lacing. Lots of smoke and some light lime. Well tempered salt. Light guava. Tangy and light burnt finish. Tap at brewpub.
Monday, September 19, 2016

solidfunk
3.5
Barley and Hops Current Trend Kettle Sour
Lots of raspberry and some lime. Pours ruby red with ok head. Light tangy finish. Tap at brewpub.
Monday, September 19, 2016

solidfunk
3.3
Barley and Hops Pete's Patsy
Light malt and some caramel. Amber pour qith decent head and lacing. Light sweet finish. Light booze. Not sure how this will work as base of barley wine but as it’s well tempered, it shouldn’t be a mess at least. Tap at brewpub.
Monday, September 19, 2016

solidfunk
3.6
Barley and Hops Hoppen-Däsz
Light pine and some florals. Golden pour with ok head and lacing. Bittersweet finish. Tap at brewpub.
Monday, September 19, 2016

solidfunk
3.2
Barley and Hops Bark Side of the Moon IPL
Light citrus and a hint of florals. Pours golden with great head and lacing. Light rind astringency in finish with sweet hint. Tap at brewpub.
Monday, September 19, 2016

solidfunk
3.4
Barley and Hops Ambulette Belgian Blonde
Good dose of florals and some light clove. Golden pour with decent head and lacing. Light sweet finish. Easy drinking with good balance. Tap at brewpub.
Monday, September 19, 2016

Iphonephan
3.2
Barley and Hops Barbarian
From a bottle at the RateBeer gathering 9/9/16. Pours a clear pale honey with an ecru head. Aroma of toasted malt, Flavors of rope and toffee, Bitter finish.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Iphonephan
3.3
Barley and Hops Death Star Smoked Imperial Porter
From a bottle at the RateBeer gathering 9/9/16. Pours black with a tan head. Chocloate aroma. Flavors of milk chocolate. Smooth finish.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Travlr
3.3
Barley and Hops Death Star Smoked Imperial Porter
Bottle at my DC Departure Tasting. Clear brown color. Aroma of burnt brownies. Taste has smoked brownies and smoke. Nice.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

GenDV138
3.5
Barley and Hops Death Star Smoked Imperial Porter
Bottle at Travlr’s DC Departure RateBeer Tasting. Thanks maniac! Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, dark chocolate, caramel, roast. Tastes of dark chocolate, licorice, roast. Medium body with a dry finish.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

GenDV138
3
Barley and Hops / Milkhouse Baron von Milkenhausen
Bottle at Travlr’s DC Departure RateBeer Tasting. Clear amber with no head. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel. Tastes of dark fruit, caramel, booze. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
Friday, September 9, 2016

GenDV138
3.6
Barley and Hops Barbarian
Bottle at Travlr’s DC Departure RateBeer Tasting. Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, light floral. Tastes of citrus, floral, malt. Medium body with a dry finish.
Friday, September 9, 2016

Iphonephan
3.6
Barley and Hops / Milkhouse Baron von Milkenhausen
From a bottle at the RateBeer gathering 9/9/16. Pours a clear cola. Flavors of caramel and toffee, Smooth and tasty,
Friday, September 9, 2016