Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Barfly IPA

Thanks to Jeremy Hoffman for recommending this one, and Henry Lapka for picking it up for a mid-afternoon tasting before our stats class. Note to viewers: If you recommend a beer for me to try I will make it a priority to taste it within the week, given its availability and access.

Appearance: A semi-cloudy robust amber coloration with a coppered hue. An off white foamed head that sustains a convex hold in the middle. It's difficult to decipher the carbonation from the haze. Looks to be a darker IPA color.
Aroma: A rich biscuit maltiness is most apparent within this ale. I sense the aromas of dark fruit and raisins as well as a finishing grapefruit bitterness.
Taste: There is nothing overwhelming about this beer, all flavors seems to be in sync, working off from each other. Flavor is very distinct and mellow. Caramel sweetness and toffee-like undertones. I notice a rich fruitiness and sweet floral complexity that originate from a perfect combination of hops. This is complemented by the toasted malt sweetness.The aftertaste of this beer is grassy and similar to ruby-red grapefruit zest, and other citrus undertones.
Mouthfeel: smooth and creamy with micro-bubbled carbonation. Body is medium textured yet extremely delacate and drinkable.
Overall Impression: A magnificently balanced IPA that remains very appealing and develops in flavor throughout the glass. The beer goes quick because you can't get enough, therefore a 6 pack is surely worthy to one person! A perfect balance between fruit/floral hops and biscuit sweetness.



  1. Couldn't agree more with the acerbic, ruby-red grapefruit aftertaste. Thought you'd like this one. Cheers.

  2. I love the teamwork on this one. I'll have to check it out.

    - Stephanie