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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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

beertholomeus' rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (1724) - California, USA - APR 27, 2013
UPDATED: APR 28, 2013 Pours golden color with frothy white head. Citrus, fruit and hop aromas. Citrus, hop and fruit flavors. Bitter hop finish. Easy to drink for a double IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1685) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Hazy creamsicle orange with a one-finger bright white head and very nice lace. Aroma is all about the hops - kind of citrusy up front, but more piney after a bit. Same sensation on the palate, though there is a nice balance with the malt sweetness, and the alcohol becomes evident. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, supre creamy mouthfeel and a crisply bitter finish. Big, bold and beautiful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Michael27 (921) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2016
Aus der großen Flasche getrunken (Händlerlieferung). Golden mit satter Schaumkrone im Glas. Wunderbar mild-fruchtige Balance der Hopfennoten. Kaum Bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (2200) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2016
Bottle a cloudy golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus fruits pineapple grapefruits spicy caramel pepper and bitter hops flavor malts citrus fruits pineapple grapefruits spicy oak caramel spicy and bitter hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (2585) - - SEP 9, 2016
Bottle shared. Nice hop bite, pretty clean bitterness, loads of Nelson in there, tropical notes. Pretty solid iipa, dangerously drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (6534) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2016
650ml bottle. Hazy, orangey, pale golden colour with slightly late awakening, thick, frothy to creamy, osteoporosing, moderately lacing, white head. Intense, citrusy, piney and slightly tropical fruity hoppy aroma, notes of lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, hints of papaya, passion fruit and mango, a sweaty touch of resin, caramel malty background. Taste is citrusy and piney hoppy, intensely puckering bitter, minimally papery, pale malty basis with an almond touch, notes of grapefruit. .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Flanfl (628) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUL 14, 2016
Cloudy golden, medium white heas. Aroma of litchi, citrus, mango. Similar flavours. Long dry bitter fesh citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Shared bomber at Craft. Hazy golden pour with white head and copious lacing. Nose was resiny hops, tropical citrus fruit. Smooth flavor with heavy hops, piney notes, and some grapefruit and lemon throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (2150) - Lille, FRANCE - JUN 14, 2016
Bottle from Deconinck, Vichte - BE. Color: clear golden blond beer with small carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: resin, mango and pine hops. Very intensive hoppy nose. Taste: full body with strong hoppy attack. Pine and resin attack with fruity balance. Good attenuation. Very amazing beer, highly drinkable. Aftertaste: pine and wet bitterness. Fruity as well. Amazing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (521) - POLAND - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle. Shaker. Clear golden with medium, white, semi-densed head. Medicore head retention and lacing. Moderate citrus aroma with some floral notes, pretty well balanced with moderalty malty profile - caramel, bread. Taste is medium bitter, semi-dry with lighlty malty sweetness. In overall nice hoppy profile, enough malts, my bottle was little bit too oxidized. Just solid IIPA, for geeks worth checking it out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (2843) - GREECE - APR 1, 2016
From tap at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Hazy orange color with off white head. Malty and hoppy aroma, caramel, bubblegum, perfume, citrusy fruity. Sweet and light bitter like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation

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