Barley Forge has made a nice home for itself in Orange County. This is one of my favorite easy drinking India Pale Ales as it goes for flavorful versus bitter. Some claim hints of orange and pear, but it doesn’t taste fruity to me at all. Don’t let its mild manner fool you though as it’s a 6.2% beer. I’ve had off the tap and the big bottle, but this is the first time in a small bottle. It tastes the same except there’s just less of it.