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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zita (5617) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2015
grass, citrus, yellow,hazy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, fizzy, bitter, long finish,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (7684) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2015
Golden coloured and hazy. Has a white head. Heavy hoppy aroma, fruity, mango, passionfruit. Flavor is sweet to a start, fatty texture, heavy hoppy and bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7627) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2015
65 cl bottle @ Sankt Hans Tasting, Ulfborg Aroma is sweet and somewhat heavy with fruity hops, pineapple juice and mild hayish tones. Flavour has pineapple juice, gluey tones, minerals, grapefruit and some caramel. Finishes with lingering hops. Massive.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14997) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich hops, peach, pine, citrus, flowers and malt. Nice bitter finish. Full bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22982) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2015
Bottled@fonefan. Golden colour, small slightly off-white head. Aroma is fruity, floral and some toffeeish notes. Flavour is fruity floral, wooden, nectary and some mild earthy notes. Nice nectary and floral aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (14262) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy golden with a lasting white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 200615

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (885) - Iowa, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Draft at brewery in San Diego. Pours clear golden with white head and lots of lacing. Nose is floral and pineapple. Taste adds great sweetness. Lots of mouthfeel. Great.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (4343) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2015
On tap at Young & Jackon’s 200515. Big big beer with a tonne of big bold hop aromas and flavour. Thick in the mouth and leaves a resinous feel on the tongue.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pringao_Toribi (312) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 6, 2015
In short: resin bitter and dry beer. Aroma: Resin and critric. Appearance: translucid strong yellow with white foam. Taste: light sweet. Palate: dry aftertaste, very bitter and lasting.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
55x11 (37) - - MAY 30, 2015
On tap from Karl Strauss on Santa Fe in San Diego. From growler to glass. Golden pour with white head. Good head retention. Hoppy aroma. Very citrusy and hoppy. A little touch of sweetness. Nice aftertaste with some strong kick. Great beer overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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