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Karl Strauss Big Barrel Double IPA

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97
90
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solvaris (137) - - JUL 25, 2015
Tropisch fruchtig, extrem hopfenbetont, erfrischend und lecker. --------&# via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11784) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
Ratebeer Odense Summer Gathering 2015. Hazy orange with a lasting white head. Malty aroma with biscuit and grain, and a touch of orange peel. Sweet, alcoholic, malty flavour with a touch of citrus hops

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14641) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle @ Odense Summer Gathering, 2015. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Caramel, wood, citrus. Very bready and malty. Where is the hops? Fine Barley Wine.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrOrla (690) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
Odense ratebeer summer gathering 2015. Pours orange with a white head. Aroma of malts, hops. Sugar, soapy. Taste is malts, quite sugary, fine barley :P.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (8540) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2015
22 oz bottle. Courtesy of olio. Thanks! Cloudy golden color with a tiny white head. Strong sweet resiny hoppy aroma with malty sweetness and alcohol. Strong and sweet. Strong hoppy bitterness, pungent bitterness, some sweetness and mild malty balance in the flavor. Very strong hoppiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7102) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2015
650 ml bottle. Pours a hazy yellow colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of orange pith, mango and some floral notes. Flavour of caramel malts, aggressive piney bitterness, citrus, some herbal notes and grass. Medium bodied and a nice, lingering bitter, citrusy finish. Big and bold.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7510) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2015
65 cl bottle. Bottled on 20.11.2014.
Pours golden color with a medium sized head. Sweet tropical fruits on the nose, resin, pine and grapefruits. Sweet caramel-y and fruity flavor, resinous hops, some malty notes as well as some grapefruits on the finish. Very nice aggressive hop profile. Tasty.
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
euniceradio (176) - Colton, California, USA - JUL 6, 2015
22 bomber to cervoise. Pours cloudy bright orange, big white creamy head. Aroma is grass, earth, mango, pineapple, banana, sweet malts. Taste is trop fruit, lots of cocoa, oak, cherry, bergamot, roasted biscuit malts. Different, but I like it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4724) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2015
650ml bottle from Bier-Deluxe

Bottled November 2014 :( - Pours yellowish golden with a smooth white head. Aroma of zesty lemon, citrus, grass, sweet grassy notes, hay, hints of aged hops and loads of caramely maltiness. Taste is crisp, sweet and a bit stuffy with some grassy hay notes, pine, resin, citrus and hints of old hops. Finish is crisp, sweet and bitter with some maltiness, caramel, sticky citrus, pine and resin. Not very fresh, but surprisingly tasty still.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Torrefacto (911) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2015
Anaranjado ligeramente turbio con espuma blanca compacta. Aromas de melocotón, albaricoque, menta fresca, pino y fondo de malta. Cuerpo medio-alto maltoso, sabor intenso de fruta naranja, hierba fresca y pino con final de amargor resinoso e intenso agradable.


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