In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Ecliptic Brewing Orange Giant

“Hops baby! The nose is quite inviting, with deep caramel wrapped around a woody hops bine. Great malt character in the aroma leads you into the first sip, where the sharp hops bitterness asserts itself. Flavor is bitter, bitter, bitter, and astringent. You expect an American barleywine to be bitter, but this is a bit out of balance. With just a little lower IBU count, that malt richness could shine so much brighter.”