Barbaric Vamos! is a 4.5% session IPA from Barbaric Works, based in Chigasaki, in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in both cans and on draught across Japan. Barbaric Vamos! is brewed using Citra, Columbus, and Ekuanot hops both in the boil and also in the dry hopping stage of production.
: At A Glance
- Alcohol: 4.5%
- Style: Session IPA
- Hops: Citra, Columbus, Ekuanot
- Adjuncts: N/A
- IBU: 38
- Availability: Regular
- On Sale: From January 2018
- Size: 350 ml
- Price: From ¥650
Aroma & Taste
- Notable Aroma: All citrus aroma of grapefruit, lemons, and limes. Low sweetness from the malt but slight mustiness in the nose.
- Notable Taste: Low bitterness that is swiftly followed by tartness from citrus flavours. Low sweetness.
Barbaric Vamos! : Aroma & Taste
Barbaric Vamos! poured out a hazy light yellow colour with a minimal amount of white head on top that faded to a few bubbles around the side. The aroma from the beer was all citrus from the hops with grapefruit, lemon, and lime being the main aromas of note. In terms of malt aroma, there was just a touch of light sweetness to Barbaric Vamos! but nothing that really detracted from the hops.
The body was more of the same, but with just a touch of bitterness to Barbaric Vamos!. The grapefruit, lemon, and lime flavour from the hops lingered on throughout drinking, with a meagre malt sweetness just trying once in a while to come though the hops. Barbaric Vamos! finished off with more of the same citrus notes, not with a crescendo but more of a limp fade out. The beer was crisp and bitter though throughout, so there were some positives about Barbaric Vamos!
Barbaric Vamos! : The Bottom Line
Barbaric Vamos! is a simple beer – citrus and crisp. If you like that, then it’s the right beer for you.
Barbaric Vamos! : Where to Buy
Barbaric Vamos! can be bought online at the following places: