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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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


haddon90's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1602) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a nice frothy head. Nice hoppy aroma with some grapefruit and lemon zest in the background. Tart, tangy flavor with a strong sense of hops and a hit of the alcohol. Not bad for a double IPA but I was hoping for more hops.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (2115) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kyzr (1309) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Dark gold pour with good sized white head. Nose of tropical fruit and pine. Flavor is rich with citrus and well balance of hops. The 9% is well hidden.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9162) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Bomber. Slightly hazy vibrant yellow-orange pour with a white head. Aroma is mild pineapple, but I’m getting just a hint of cardboard peeking through here as well. No date on the bottle, but I’d be surprised if this was very aged, as everything else I bought from this store on this day seemed quite fresh. Kind of a juicy taste, nice hop bite, fairly clean yet dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (8982) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 9, 2016
Aroma and flavor subdued pineapple and floral notes - didn’t see a date but didn’t seem terribly fresh. Still pretty bitter. Just ok with the potential to be better.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirLimpsalot (3444) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2016
@ Best Western Elegant Gardens 16-3-7: mycket humlerik och fruktig öl med fin balans. En riktig god dipa

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (6897) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle, thanks Eddan. Clear golden/orange with a white head. Hoppy aroma and taste of pineapple, mango and some caramel. Also grapefruit and light malt. The finish was bitter. A tasty one.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fernygueira (3) - - FEB 29, 2016 does not count
Pues algo hay que no me huele bien y de sabor esperaba más. Es la segunda de esta casa que pruebo sin resultado satisfactorio

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzgorog (621) - FRANCE - JAN 24, 2016
Blonde orangée trouble, belle mousse beige assez tenace. Puissant nez de houblon : résine, pêche, orange confite. La bouche est également violemment houblonnée ; pin, pamplemousse, orange. Le corps est rond, huileux, amertume brutale, alcool bien présent, très bonne longueur. IIPA méchante mais très agréable !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (3625) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle at Drie Dorstige Herten. Aroma of caramel and some rye. Fresh taste of white grape, caramel and bitter malt. Nice, but the bottle was too old.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UjoKlobasa (354) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 9, 2016
On tap. Very intensive hops aroma. Honey smell. Heavy sweet and heavy bitter. Excellent.


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