Thursday, August 4, 2011
Oaked IPA (Round Barn Brewery, Baroda, MI)
Golden IPA with straw highlights and a thin white head on top. In the bottle, the oak is more concentrated than the draft sample I had at the tasting room. Here, it feels a bit out of balance, and very strong on the wood. If you like oak, this is your beer. Very light malt and some floral notes in the nose; woodiness covers both a bit. Strong bite on the front of the tongue, and the same oak fighting with it a bit. Dry finish. I liked the beer a lot more on draft, mostly because the oak played a more normal supporting role.