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RATINGS: 199   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (13911) - 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 (853) - 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 (4306) - 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 (34) - - 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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fashawn (430) - Montesarchio, ITALY - MAY 21, 2015
Aroma molto citrico, con il luppolo in prima linea. Arancio,pompelmo, un po’ di caramello. Non è freschissima al naso, la birra ha sei mesi e si avvertono. È oro carico, con velature arancia. Buona schiuma,molto bella. Dolce con caramello, arancia,pompelmo. Non ha un cattivo sapore. Fiori di arancia, ritorno di frutta fresca percettibile. Finale citrico,ancora buono. Non è invecchiata male, ha un ottimo bilanciamento. Liscia, calda sul finale senza stancare. È una ottima bevuta, di quelle che slddisfano. Retrogusto carico, corpo pieno, finale lungo. Molto ben fatta.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teddybeer (2767) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2015
Golden color with a white head, good retention and nice lacework. Aroma has notes of citrus, grapefruit, medium maltiness. Flavor has a decent bitterness with good duration. Very fruity, notes of grapefruit, light tangerine and slightly citrus hints, notes of resins and pine as well. Bittery final, very fresh with good duration.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1785) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2015
Cervesa amb aroma i gust a fruites tropicals i amb tocs cítrics, l’amargor és fort però no desagradable. Cerveza con aroma y sabor a frutas tropicales y con toques cítricos, el amargor es fuerte pero no desagradable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (4087) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2015
Orange pour from 22oz bottle at home. Bright orange with foamy white head. Peach, grapefruit and tropical fruit aroma. Citrus and tropical fruit, floral and mild hops. A fantastic ipa. Could live on this one

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (819) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2015
Surprisingly restrained aroma in a golden pour. A double that is way sweet and leaves one wanting another.


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