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RATINGS: 221   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2015

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ As Karl Strauss Big Barrel Double IPA ].
Clear medium orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, pale malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, wood, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, sweet malt, hops, orange, peach. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150620]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (7293) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a medium off white head. The aroma is highly malty with biscuity and ripe stone fruit notes. Orange marmalade notes. Sweet malty and somewhat alcoholic flavor with notes of crackers and biscuits. Faint hoppy notes. Some citrus and orange. More U.S. Barley Wine like than DIPA. Still very nice.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Acid303 (613) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - AUG 2, 2015
65cl bottle, served in Shaker glass. Pours dark orange with white head. No lacing. Both aroma and taste are basically tropical fruit and caramel. Too sweet on the palate and the alcohol is easy to notice. Medium mouthfeel, good carbonation. At first seems quite good but it is disappointing overall (drinkable, though). Maybe the other Big Barrel Double IPAs are better than this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solvaris (167) - - 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 (12207) - 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 (15109) - 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 (1409) - 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 (9524) - 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 (7624) - 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 (8479) - 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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