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Karl Strauss Blackball Belgian IPA

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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When checkered blackball flags dot the California coastline, experienced surfers migrate to advanced breaks where strangers to the sport dare not. Blackball is a Belgian-inspired India Pale Ale with a robust West Coast hop profile. Belgian ale yeast, coriander, and Curacao lend a fruity and spicy character for an ale bolder than your average IPA. A blend of New Zealand and Cascade hops add a vibrant floral aroma and clean citrus hop bitterness that lingers through its crisp, dry finish. Drink up while it’s young, heavily hopped IPA’s are best enjoyed fresh.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (4926) - Utah, USA - OCT 20, 2014
On tap at the Universal brewpub
Clear golden with a small off-white head, good lacing. Aroma of Belgian malts, fruity, caramel, spices and peppery. Taste is malty, Belgian yeast and black pepper
Decent, clean

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rejtable (1379) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
Tap at carlsbad brewpub. Pours clear golden lots head and lacing. Nose is cereal and yeast. Flavours are yeast, floral, some light fruit. Taste light sweet light bitter. Medium body with lively carbonationZ

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"One of their nicer beers at the Carlsbad Brewery. A nice aroma of belgian spice and orange peel. Moderate bitternes in the flavor, but a good dose of the citrus and yeasty flavor. Light, but good."

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3567) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2014
(Backlog) Bottle of fantasy tasting at Paul’s. Orange pour with white head. Yeast, light fruit, hop, spice and hints of funk in flavors. Nice belgian ipa.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10845) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 22, 2014
Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sugar, malt, fruit, pine. Flavour is sugar, malt, hop, berries, fruit, pine. OK/Nice beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As Karl Strauss Blackball Belgian IPA ].
Clear medium orange color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, dusty hops. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, sweet hops - malt, fruity, oranges, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140118]

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14041) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden with a creamy head. Nutty and hoppy nose. Sweet malts and citrus. Quite some alcohol. Caramel, mild yeast and dusty hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13820) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
A clear, golden beer topped by a small, off-white head. The aroma has quite a lot of white sugar, it’s fruity and piney and has some alcohol and a whiff of something spiced. The flavor is sweet and alcoholic, it’s warming and full-bodied on the palate, with a decent carbonation level. Pine cones, malty sweetness, bitterness and white sugar in the finish. A beer lacking balance. 140118

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11218) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Hazy golden with a lasting white head. Malty aroma with orange and peach and a hint of bubblegum. Sweet malty and fruity flavour with a touch of alcohol, and some off-notes of glue and bubblegum

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11505) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Clear golden with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - fruity and old hops. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 180114


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