Full Review

Barley Creek Brewing Co.

Barley Creek Brewing Co.
Superhop Triple IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.2%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Barley Creek Brewing Co.
Superhop Triple IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.2%
Amber color. Citrusy aromas of kale salad with citrus vinaigrette, dried pineapple and mango, and mustard seed with a supple, finely carbonated, medium-full body and a peppery, interesting, long orange and grapefruit marmalades on rye, rapini, and pepper finish. A brawny bitter brew with a fruity center.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Rich & Heavy & Bold & Bitter
Aroma Aroma: kale salad with citrus vinaigrette, dried pineapple and mango, and mustard seed
Taste Flavor: orange and grapefruit marmalades on rye, rapini, and pepper
Bitterness Bitterness: Extreme
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Tacos, Ribs, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A brawny bitter brew with a fruity center.

The Producer

Barley Creek Brewing Co.

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

Imperial IPA

Beer Glass Snifter Amber.jpg
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.