Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Oaked IPA (Round Barn Brewing, Baroda, MI)

Round Barn's Oaked IPA is a golden IPA with straw gold 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 its normal supporting role.  

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 08-04-2011 17:37:33

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