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RATINGS: 240   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 theyre planning on doing 1,000 cases of 22s. Specs: Color 15.4 SRM ALC 9.0% IBU 90 PLATO 20

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (4404) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (4387) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2015
Bottled. Pours hazy and deep golden. Aroma of lemon, grapefruit, tropcal fruit and spicy, notes. Sweet flavor hat ends up more dry and solid bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice DIPA inded. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (4345) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
13 sept 2013, bottle. Yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is moderate alcohol, faint raisin, resin hops. Med body and mildly fizzy. Sweet granola malt and raisin alcohol. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tkrjukoff (4324) - SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2013
Pours clear amber with a small lacing off white head. Aroma and flavor, hmmm hard boiled egg... sulfur off flavors maybe. Fruity bitter hoppy citrc and malty.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (4162) - Alingss, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2015
sample from bottle, deep hazy golden pour with a white head. sweet caramel, malts, tropical fruits, bitter peel, pine hops, harsh, oily mouthfeel. very hard bitter flavors. nowhere near as good as the session ipa from them

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Bottle thanks to Stefanje. Orangish amber pour with a big, thick off white head. I think it grew in the glass. Aroma is floral, with pine, citrus, a bit dank. Light caramel malt in the background. Flavor is resiny pine, citrus, mild tropical fruit, pretty nice bitterness. Quite nice to drink. Body is medium, creamy mouthfeel. Finished with a bit of herbal hops. Pretty great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Awesome double ipa, thanks chris, part of beer tasting, very strong, hoppy double ipa, great stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Bomber from Beverages4Less. Was looking forward to this one, having enjoyed a similar brew from KS. The pour was extremely inviting, a lustrous gleaming orange with a two-finger creamy head and abundant sticky retention. Aroma is fairly nice, with inviting sweetness a bit to the fore of the bitter, piney hop smell. Nice creamy mouthfeel. But the taste was a bit of a letdown, with bready malts dominating and some oxidation evident. Seems like this ones past its prime.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirLimpsalot (3945) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2016
@ Best Western Elegant Gardens 16-3-7: mycket humlerik och fruktig l med fin balans. En riktig god dipa

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3924) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Aroma: citrus, floral hops, tropical fruits, Appearance: hazy gold, medium , creamy, white head. Taste: light bitter and sweet. Palate: hoppy bitters intensify, tropical fruits again, light bitters coming up, slightly dry finish. Overall: very nice IIPA, great aroma and palate. Pint at Karl Strauss Brewing, San Diego.


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