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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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

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gyllenbock (9100) - 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
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
guzgorog (846) - 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
MarcoDL (4847) - 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
User369532 (907) - - JAN 9, 2016
On tap. Very intensive hops aroma. Honey smell. Heavy sweet and heavy bitter. Excellent.

3.7
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle at home. Hazy yellowish orange pour, white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, resin, tangerine, mango and some wheat. Flavor is quite bitter, citrus fruits, slightly spicy and somewhat floral with a hint of butter. Nice and very fruity IPA.

4.5
MarioAdictipa (44) - SPAIN - NOV 25, 2015
Quina cervesa per favor....color ataronjat suau...espuma densa, cremosa I persistent...aromes mango , taronja, tropicals, maltes caramels subtils, alchol molt integrat, passa duavisima..carbonatacio suau I perfecte...una cervesa amb molta I molta qualitat...de les millor que he provat...finissima....

3.6
Duracell (35) - Montreal, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2015
Glass at La Fine Mousse restaurant, Paris, France. Deep orange colour with snow-white head which has an excellent retention. Solid fruity hoppiness with a sweet backbone. Honey peach, ripe oranges in the nose. Medium bitterness and finishes on the dry side. Good, but relatively heavy on the palate.

4
rlgk (18847) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2015
Draught at Karl Strauss, Carlsbad. Clear golden beer with a nice lasting offwhite head. Hoppy pine and mango aroma, citrus, peach, tangerines, passion fruit, red grapes, some caramel. Hoppy pine flavor, caramel, citrus, passion fruit, peach, grassy notes. Fresh DIPA with alcohol well hidden.

2.9
tderoeck (9480) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2015
28/IX/15 - 1Pt 6Fl. Oz. bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck (Vichte) @ the turd (di)mansion (home) - BB: n/a (2015-1429) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!

Clear orange beer, big yellow creamy irregular white head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: sweet, marzipan, bit sugary, play dough, chemical touch. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sweet, plastic touch, bitter, rubbery, very bitter. Aftertaste: unpleasant bitterness, chemical, play dough, very dry finish. Nope, this one doesn’t work for me.


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