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RATINGS: 246   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DennisD (12) - USA - FEB 9, 2010
Very nice beer! Aroma: Hoppy, citrus. Taste: Citrus, grapefruit, grass. Overall: a wonderfully delicious beer.


3.8
Bosbouw (2925) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2017
Mooie oranje kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt fruitig, citrus, orange, honing. Smaakt fruitig, zoetig, honing, bloemen.

4.2
hansvf (898) - - JUL 9, 2017
Ruikt heerlijk hoppig. Lekker dik, zoetig. Smaakt fruitig, fris, hoppig, niet al te bitter.

3.8
lullasky (33) - Nice, FRANCE - JUL 6, 2017
Dorée sous peu de mousse, elle envahit la bouche de ses arômes houblonnés et floraux. Amertume justement masquée qui revient toutefois en bouche.

4.1
DwarfeD (3513) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2017
660ml bottle shared with friends. Pale golden with a medium white soapy head. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Great bitterness with nice fruity sweetness. Pine, tropical fruits, tangerine, caramel and some spices. Very good IIPA.

3.9
chadski (141) - California, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Strong grapefruit and guava aroma. Great flavors with a full, think body. Maybe too syrupy? But overall, quite good.

3.5
SlimHabib (463) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - FEB 7, 2017
Bottle pour. Cloudy light golden with a good size soapy white head. Aroma is grapefruit, lemon, and pine. Medium creamy body. Medium bitter with a salty finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
djd07 (14508) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy gold with small white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is citrus and dank. Medium body, juicy hop, grapefruit, melon, light resin finish, very good.

3.8
Lowenbrau (4277) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 21, 2016
66cl bottle. 04-06-2015.
BBD: 12-2015. Batch: ZKBSBB1.
In short: malty DIPA.
Pous little hazy dark gold with nice white head. Moderate head retention, some lacing. Grassy, sweet, herbal nose. Medium body, average carbonation, some crispy texture. Taste is quite bitter, some malty sweet, citrusy. Dry and bitter aftertaste with a clean palate.

3.6
Proeferius (128) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2016
[email protected] Pours hazy golden with medium head.very nice bitterness and alcohol well masked. Nice beer

3.9
RedSox2004 (1895) - 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.


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