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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
“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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 3, 2008
This smells like flowers with some fruit too. Okay. This is not as good as the regular IPA to me because it has too much fruit characters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4882) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Thanks to IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours hazy orange gold with a white head. Nose is orange creamsicle- malt, caramel, orange, tangerine, vanilla, and apricot with kumquat. Flavor is similar with lots of creamsicle and citrus mixed with vanilla. This medium-bodied IPA finishes with lingering citrus and tangerine hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (4780) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2015
650ml bottle @Stadin panimobaari. Pours deep amber with a thick white head. Grapefruity hoppy aroma, caramel, pine and mild hoppy notes. Flavor has grapefruit, oranges, citrus, caramel. Bitter, hoppy finish. Fresher this would have rocked.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (4399) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (4319) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (4234) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014
tap. Amber with small head. Medium malt body and substantial hops. Aboverage for the style. Dig the hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4217) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 14, 2012
Definitely the best thing I’ve had from these guys. Big floral piney nose with pale malt in the background. The hops hit the tongue on initial sip. Full bodied, moderately dry, nice malt backbone. Well balanced. A fair amount of tropical fruit. Very nice IIPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tkrjukoff (4206) - SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2013
Pours clear amber with a small lacing off white head. Aroma and flavor, hmmm hard boiled egg... sulfur off flavors maybe. Fruity bitter hoppy citrc and malty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Martinus (4062) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2015
Clear amber golden colour, white head. Light hoppy aroma, plastic, wasco, tea lights. Sweet flavour, hops, play dough. Rough bitter finish.
(from 66cL bottle @ the Turd (di)Mansion. Thanks for sharing, Tim!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (4057) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle at Stadin Panimobaari, Helsinki. Thanks to Tonagi! Colour is deep golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Tropical fruits, pine, caramel, hops and malts.

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