Thursday, August 3, 2017

Tilted Barn The Other One

The Stats
Style: Imperial IPA
ABV: 7.9%
Current Ratings...
- Beer Advocate: 4.56/5
- RateBeer: 4.05/5
- Untappd: 4.46/5

"Our "other" favorite American DIPA here at the Barn. Featuring multiple dry hop additions and a simple malt bill, this beer is packed with flavor. The Other One has strong notes of dank mango, citrus rinds, and tropical fruit."

Pours a beautiful, hazy dark orange with two fingers of thick, fluffy white head.

Now that's an aroma! Ripe peaches and oranges remind me of a glass of fresh-squeezed O.J. (the fruit, not the Simpson...but then again he was never meant to be juicy).  At the same time, it is equally just as bitter and dank on the nose. A great combo.

The taste begins with some pineapple and more citrus, but the bitterness catches up in a hurry. It's definitely more of an earthy, grassy, mossy bitter bite to it as opposed to a weed-like dankness. The fruity elements are sweet like juice extract, but then there's bits of lemon peel and lemon zest which add a lighter element to this. An overall doughy malt quality is here throughout, but it's not a malty beer per se. Some grapefruit acidity emerges near the back end and the finish is orange rind and more of the fresh OJ from before...this time it's the serial killer and not the it isn't.

Mouthfeel is full and quite soft. It's not intimidating in the slightest and it drink easily. At 7.9%, this is teetering on IPA and DIPA territory, but it doesn't drink like a bold, in-your-face Double IPA. Instead it is easy to approach and goes down easily.

Tilted Barn's first offering to me was a success. A delightful aroma previewed a beer with lots of citrus and bitterness to please even the most jaded beer geek. Can't wait to try more.


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