Full Review

Barley Creek Brewing Co.

Barley Creek Brewing Co.
Citrabellum Double IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.2%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Barley Creek Brewing Co.
Citrabellum Double IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.2%
Old gold color. Aromas and flavors of orange blossom honeycomb, peppered roasted corn and yams, and sautéed greens with a satiny, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, long finish that presents elements of honeyed citrus zests and peppered root vegetables and bitter greens finish. A nice chewy Imperial IPA with fruity and savory streaks for the table.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Bold & Bitter, Hoppy & Malty
Aroma Aroma: orange blossom honeycomb, peppered roasted corn and yams, and sautéed greens
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of honeyed citrus zests and peppered root vegetables and bitter greens
Bitterness Bitterness: Extreme
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Tacos, Ribs, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice chewy Imperial IPA with fruity and savory streaks for the table.

The Producer

Barley Creek Brewing Co.

The Producer
RR 1, Box 185
Tannersville, PA 18372
USA
1 570-629-9399

Imperial IPA

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Serve in a Snifter
Imperial IPAs, or double IPAs, are deep gold to deep amber in color and range in alcohol from 7.5-10%. These beers are medium-to-full bodied and are distinguished by prominent American hop aromas, flavors and an abrasive, lingering hop bitterness. These intense hop characteristics should be balanced by a rich malt backbone. Depending on the varieties of hops used, a wide range of flavors including tart citrus peel, pepper and earthy, pine-like flavors and aromas may be encountered. These ales represent a challenge to brewers in terms of balance and drinkability, and have exploded in popularity in recent years with many craft breweries producing a version of the style. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Moylan’s Hop Craic XXXXIPA, Rouge IP2A Imperial India Pale Ale, Stone Ruination IPA and The Alchemist Heady Topper.