Barrier – Dibiase (A collab with Other Half)

  • Style: IPA
  • ABV: 7.4%

Barrier has a strong focus on the production of world class beer examples of a wide range of styles, a formula which still rings true to this day. Barrier based out of Oceanside, NY brewed Dibiase with Other Half, out of Brooklyn, NY, who are consistently on various ‘best breweries in the world’ lists.

Dibiase is Double Dry Hopped with Eukanot, Simcoe, Citra, Ahtanum, Rakau & Citra Lupulin Powder.⁣ And, According to the Barrier Brewing Co. Facebook page, “…No expense was spared in the making of this masterpiece…. Over one million dollars worth of hops were used… There’s also a rumor going around that this could be the first beer ever brewed with hops from mars…. Legally, we can not confirm, nor deny these accusations….”⁣

This beer explodes with melon aromas, and white peach the moment you start to pour it into your glass. The hazy golden liquid fills your glass with a thin head lining the outer edges leaving a trail of light lacing behind. Flavors of Honey-Dew Melon, Cantaloupe, and Grapefruit rind are all upfront. If you dig a little deeper, you will notice some enticing herbal, and floral flavors. The body is light, with a strong carbonation leaving you with a strict sharpness to it. It doesn’t come off as brash though. Its extremely crisp, and refreshing. I would have enjoyed a bit softer of a body on this, but otherwise this was quite enjoyable to drink. It had great flavors, and a fantastic balance to it. There was nothing too complex about this beer, but that’s OK. This is an easy drinking, and great tasting IPA that you don’t need to think too much about. Frankly, sometimes that’s exactly what we need.

Bottoms up!

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