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Karl Strauss Big Barrel Double IPA

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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
“To kick off this series of intense hoppy beers, we wanted to go big. Imported New Zealand Nelson Sauvin hops provide a vibrant tropical aroma that raises eyebrows and expectations. Aggressive amounts of Warrior and Ahtanum hops produce an assertive bitterness that stands out against a firm malt backbone. Balanced even at 90 IBUs, Big Barrel leaves a considerable first impression that serves as a prelude of things to come.” According to a brewery rep, the beer will be distributed throughout Southern California and they’re planning on doing 1,000 cases of 22’s. Specs: Color 15.4 SRM ALC 9.0% IBU 90 PLATO 20


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Flanfl (613) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JUL 14, 2016
Cloudy golden, medium white heas. Aroma of litchi, citrus, mango. Similar flavours. Long dry bitter fesh citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (9857) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Shared bomber at Craft. Hazy golden pour with white head and copious lacing. Nose was resiny hops, tropical citrus fruit. Smooth flavor with heavy hops, piney notes, and some grapefruit and lemon throughout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1982) - Lille, FRANCE - JUN 14, 2016
Bottle from Deconinck, Vichte - BE. Color: clear golden blond beer with small carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: resin, mango and pine hops. Very intensive hoppy nose. Taste: full body with strong hoppy attack. Pine and resin attack with fruity balance. Good attenuation. Very amazing beer, highly drinkable. Aftertaste: pine and wet bitterness. Fruity as well. Amazing!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (481) - POLAND - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle. Shaker. Clear golden with medium, white, semi-densed head. Medicore head retention and lacing. Moderate citrus aroma with some floral notes, pretty well balanced with moderalty malty profile - caramel, bread. Taste is medium bitter, semi-dry with lighlty malty sweetness. In overall nice hoppy profile, enough malts, my bottle was little bit too oxidized. Just solid IIPA, for geeks worth checking it out.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (2675) - GREECE - APR 1, 2016
From tap at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Hazy orange color with off white head. Malty and hoppy aroma, caramel, bubblegum, perfume, citrusy fruity. Sweet and light bitter like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kyzr (1358) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Dark gold pour with good sized white head. Nose of tropical fruit and pine. Flavor is rich with citrus and well balance of hops. The 9% is well hidden.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9483) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Bomber. Slightly hazy vibrant yellow-orange pour with a white head. Aroma is mild pineapple, but I’m getting just a hint of cardboard peeking through here as well. No date on the bottle, but I’d be surprised if this was very aged, as everything else I bought from this store on this day seemed quite fresh. Kind of a juicy taste, nice hop bite, fairly clean yet dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (9928) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 9, 2016
Aroma and flavor subdued pineapple and floral notes - didn’t see a date but didn’t seem terribly fresh. Still pretty bitter. Just ok with the potential to be better.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirLimpsalot (3673) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2016
@ Best Western Elegant Gardens 16-3-7: mycket humlerik och fruktig öl med fin balans. En riktig god dipa

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (7556) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle, thanks Eddan. Clear golden/orange with a white head. Hoppy aroma and taste of pineapple, mango and some caramel. Also grapefruit and light malt. The finish was bitter. A tasty one.


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