Gnarvana

Louisiana
United States
Gnarvana, Gnarly Barley Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Gnarvana is a hazy and juicy New England style Double IPA with notes of pineapple, featuring eight pounds of Citra and Vic Secret hops per barrel.

Profile

ABV: 
8.0%
Hops: 
Citra, Vic Secret
Malts: 
Two-Row, Flaked Wheat, Malted Oats
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Gnarvana by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. is a Double IPA and is being evaluated as a Double IPA (category 22A from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines). The focus of the Double IPA style is hops, hops, and more hops. Additionally, despite being a high alcohol content style, Double IPAs are fairly drinkable and lack a heavy malty body, which are more typical traits of Barleywines. Gnarvana measures in at the small end of the style at 7.5% ABV and is hopped with Citra and Australian Vic's Secret hops.

This canned Double IPA pours straw in color, is very hazy, and sports a big, fluffy white head. The aroma is moderate tropical fruit, overripe peach and pineapple hops with no malt. The prominent hops continue into the flavor with hop flavors of tropical fruits, peaches, apricots and pineapple. The mouthfeel is medium-light in body with no warmth and a light hop astringency. The beer finishes moderately bitter with a lingering tropical fruit and apricot hop flavor. This is a very pleasant hoppy beer but is not aggressive enough on the hops and malt for a Double IPA. Regardless, seek this beer out as it is still quite a nice IPA.

Brewery Introduction

Established in 2014, Gnarly Barley Brewing is located in a 14,000 square foot facility in Hammond, Louisiana and consists of a two-vessel 30bbl Brewhouse, one hot and one cold liquor tank, a 690bbl cellar and a whole lot of passion for craft beer. An open air taproom, known as the Gnar Bar,... Read More

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