The Orange Curtain

California
United States
Barley Forge Beer The Orange Curtain
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

The Orange Curtain is Barley Forge’s India Pale Ale. Focusing on “old school” hop flavor over hop bitterness, our IPA features Warrior, Centennial and Cascade hops against a nicely rounded malt backbone that provides a medium bodied accompaniment. This combination has citrus notes worth of the name, which is a nickname for Orange County, California where the brewery is located. This beer pairs well with spicy Thai or Vietnamese food, burgers, or oily, full-flavored fish such as salmon.

Profile

ABV: 
6.2%
IBUs: 
96
Hops: 
Cascade, Centennial
Malts: 
Two-Row, UK Pale
Judges Review 
Susan Ruud's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer has a huge earthy and citrusy hop aroma with a hint of crackery malt behind, which leads into a very pleasant blend of earthy hops and crackery malt lingering into a crisp bitterness in the finish. The fermentation esters give hints of orange and pear throughout. This is a great, easy-drinking beer beer with a firm bitterness for the IPA lover.