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RATINGS: 205   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


DennisD's rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DennisD (12) - USA - FEB 9, 2010
Very nice beer! Aroma: Hoppy, citrus. Taste: Citrus, grapefruit, grass. Overall: a wonderfully delicious beer.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (948) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2015
Tap at Watering Hole. Clear golden color with a nice soapy white head that hangs around. Big Nelson aroma with papaya, mango and passion fruit all over the nose. Doesn’t have the nose of a typical Imperial IPA (which is a good thing imo). Taste is more typical with some sweet malt and piney and resiny notes that stand out. Easy to drink and hides the ABV very well. Bitter finish with a little sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1678) - Herning, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2015
66 cl bottle @ home. Pours cloudy golden amber with a white head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma and flavour are flowers, peach, pine, and caramel - with a bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tarmok (515) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 24, 2015
Orange hazy colour, with frothy head. Aroma: Fruity, caramel candy. Taste: resin, fruits, tangerine. Medium sweetness, medium bitterness, light sour. Palate: full body, sticky, long finish

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (10632) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle shared by Joes. Clear orange golden color, medium sized thick white to off-white head that lasts for a long time. Aroma is malts, strong hops, firm bitter hops, wood-ish. Taste malts, wood-ish again, heavy bitter, heavy sticky resin and piney bitter hops. I love these kind of beers and I also love (hoppy) barley wines which this almost is. Sort of a combination between a resinous piney IIPA and a hoppy barley wine. Full body, medium to full carbonation. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (39393) - 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 (7056) - 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 (496) - 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 (139) - - 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 (11806) - 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 (14811) - 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.


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