Barrier Brewing Company Money – American IPA at 7.3% ABV

Barrier Brewing Company Money – American IPA at 7.3% ABV (C$7.75 at Collective, 473 ml, packaged on 18-Oct-2022, acquired 29-Dec-2022, reviewed 14-Jan-2023)

Appearance: slightly hazy pale gold with a large fluffy pale ivory head, excellent retention and well-defined soapy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: dank pine resin, citrus, tropical, caramel, earth. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, medium duration bitter finish. (4/5)

Yes, it does indeed smell “stanky” as the label claims. Brewer notes call it a “Perfect example of East Coast meets West Coast IPA”, and aside from the adjective, that’s not a bad characterization. It’s dry hopped with Citra, Azacca, Centennial, and Simcoe, and accomplishes sticky-icky dankness without getting catty. Overall, I’m getting an enjoyable merging of WC-style dank and EC-style fruit, with an interesting bitter bite that I’ve really started to miss during the ongoing haze craze. And, it’s a damn sight better than the only other one of theirs I’ve had, their Jump In The Line collab DIPA with Magnify Brewing, despite being a fair bit lower in ABV. (16/20)

This will be my 5,467th unique Untappd check-in.

8/10 #ryansbooze