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Blurry Bike IPA

Style Guidelines: This is the second in our "Bike Series." (Black Bike Bier was the first.) Blurry Bike IPA may be the most refreshing IPA we brew. While we NEVER endorse drinking and pedaling, this beer won't slow you down. Much. Warning: DO NOT PUT BLURRY BIKE IN YOUR WATER BOTTLE! However, a growler does fit conveniently in most messenger bags. This IPA is brewed exclusively with Columbus hops for a citrus note that resonates clean and crisp. Go for a ride!

Rotation Schedule: rotated with our other IPAs as we see fit

Food Pairings: Barley's Veggie Pita (recommended with Gates of Hell sauce); mussels and steak fries; spicy Mexican frittata (on our new lunch menu); fish tacos; Jeni's macaroons. In a pinch, White Castles with jalapeno cheese!

Body: Medium
Color: Copper
Grain: British Pale and American 20 Lovibond Crystal malts
Bittering Hops: American Columbus
Finishing Hops: American Columbus
Dry Hops: American Columbus
Original Gravity: 1.058
Estimated IBUs: 79.66
Alcohol By Volume: 5.8%
First Tapped: October 10, 2009


About the Ale: So, what is an IPA, anyhow?

The style was originally developed for the long journey from Great Britain to their troops in India.

These days, though, American craft brewers have stretched the definition of IPAs, all the way to I,perial IPAs with double digit ABVs and triple digit IBUs.. In fact, this is our tenth different IPA at Barley's.

Generally, an IPA is an ultra-super premium version of a pale ale, and so is this one.

Rather than blow your head off with bitterness and alcohol, we decided it was time for a "session IPA."

The result is Blurry Bike IPA. It's crisp, with plenty of hop backbone, yet it won't knock you off your seat after just one.

We think it's pretty refined, though that doesn't give you the green light to get on your bike after you've had a few (let alone get behind a teering wheel!)

We hope you enjoy this one as much as we enjoyed brewing it.

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I want to ride it where I like

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I want to drink it where I like

(Sorry, Queen...that's pretty silly.)

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