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Karl Strauss Big Barrel Double IPA

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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
“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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (4052) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle at home. Hazy yellowish orange pour, white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, resin, tangerine, mango and some wheat. Flavor is quite bitter, citrus fruits, slightly spicy and somewhat floral with a hint of butter. Nice and very fruity IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarioAdictipa (41) - SPAIN - NOV 25, 2015
Quina cervesa per favor....color ataronjat suau...espuma densa, cremosa I persistent...aromes mango , taronja, tropicals, maltes caramels subtils, alchol molt integrat, passa duavisima..carbonatacio suau I perfecte...una cervesa amb molta I molta qualitat...de les millor que he provat...finissima....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Duracell (18) - Montreal, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2015
Glass at La Fine Mousse restaurant, Paris, France. Deep orange colour with snow-white head which has an excellent retention. Solid fruity hoppiness with a sweet backbone. Honey peach, ripe oranges in the nose. Medium bitterness and finishes on the dry side. Good, but relatively heavy on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (15334) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2015
Draught at Karl Strauss, Carlsbad. Clear golden beer with a nice lasting offwhite head. Hoppy pine and mango aroma, citrus, peach, tangerines, passion fruit, red grapes, some caramel. Hoppy pine flavor, caramel, citrus, passion fruit, peach, grassy notes. Fresh DIPA with alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tderoeck (6904) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2015
28/IX/15 - 1Pt 6Fl. Oz. bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck (Vichte) @ the turd (di)mansion (home) - BB: n/a (2015-1429) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!

Clear orange beer, big yellow creamy irregular white head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: sweet, marzipan, bit sugary, play dough, chemical touch. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sweet, plastic touch, bitter, rubbery, very bitter. Aftertaste: unpleasant bitterness, chemical, play dough, very dry finish. Nope, this one doesn’t work for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (2512) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2015
sample from bottle, deep hazy golden pour with a white head. sweet caramel, malts, tropical fruits, bitter peel, pine hops, harsh, oily mouthfeel. very hard bitter flavors. nowhere near as good as the session ipa from them

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8704) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Nr Gent, Belgie, consumed at home Saturday 24th October 2015. Pours hazy gold with a white head, an IPA very much in the US IPA mould, oily, thick lightly syrupy but this is a great beer. Big punchy hoppiness a little bit of fresh garden herb but massive malty backbone and sweet, subtle tropical notes though these don’t transfer to the mouth so much Lovely IPA do different after an Axe Edge. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
23rd September 2015
Very hazy gold beer, good pale cream colour head. Smooth palate but it still has good fine minerally carbonation. Sweet caramel - creamy malts, a little dry and thin though. Marmalade hops, a slightly odd apple tone. Florlaness. Light finish brings mild hop spice. Okay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Martinus (4285) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2015
Clear amber golden colour, white head. Light hoppy aroma, plastic, wasco, tea lights. Sweet flavour, hops, play dough. Rough bitter finish.
(from 66cL bottle @ the Turd (di)Mansion. Thanks for sharing, Tim!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (4251) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle at Stadin Panimobaari, Helsinki. Thanks to Tonagi! Colour is deep golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Tropical fruits, pine, caramel, hops and malts.

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