Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Barley John's Brewing Company Cone Gnome the Barbarian Double IPA

Another one in a blank can, straight from a distributor rep. This one is not canned, merely available in keg form. How do I know what it is? Because they told me. Now it's time to open and drink...

Conegrnome the Barbarian. 10.1% ABV.

Clear, amber colored, slim, but lasting ivory head atop.

In the nose: soft, light....not too much happening, not the typical hoppy aromatics.

In the mouth: big bitterness, big fruit, big sweet. Increasing bitterness, with the backdrop of citrus and tropical fruit. Bitterness remains strong, relentless. Sweet and malty, with hoppy kick carrying through. Tasty. Strong. Bitter. I like it.

I tore this off of the internet to share with you: Conegnome is an imperial IPA that is fit for a king. This beer has a massive malt base and has been battle tested by Huell melon hops.

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