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RATINGS: 242   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (16564) - DENMARK - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle, 9%. Slightly hazy amber with big off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, peach, little citrus and a little earthy. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, peach, caramel, little grapefruit, medium sweet, earthy and medium bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7793) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2015
650 ml bottle. Pours a hazy yellow colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of orange pith, mango and some floral notes. Flavour of caramel malts, aggressive piney bitterness, citrus, some herbal notes and grass. Medium bodied and a nice, lingering bitter, citrusy finish. Big and bold.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2015

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ As Karl Strauss Big Barrel Double IPA ].
Clear medium orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, pale malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, wood, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, sweet malt, hops, orange, peach. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150620]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tarmok (1382) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 24, 2015
Orange hazy colour, with frothy head. Aroma: Fruity, caramel candy. Taste: resin, fruits, tangerine. Medium sweetness, medium bitterness, light sour. Palate: full body, sticky, long finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (10303) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Nr Gent, Belgie, consumed at home Saturday 24th October 2015. Pours hazy gold with a white head, an IPA very much in the US IPA mould, oily, thick lightly syrupy but this is a great beer. Big punchy hoppiness a little bit of fresh garden herb but massive malty backbone and sweet, subtle tropical notes though these dont transfer to the mouth so much Lovely IPA do different after an Axe Edge. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirLimpsalot (4054) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2016
@ Best Western Elegant Gardens 16-3-7: mycket humlerik och fruktig l med fin balans. En riktig god dipa

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kyzr (1459) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowenbrau (3984) - Asturias, Oviedo, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (13688) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hapjydeuce (999) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 21, 2008
On tap at Karl Strauss Beer Gardens in the Mira Mesa area. Dark amber color. Big, thick and lacy beige head formation. Kind of a subdued aroma of caramelized sugars, crystal malt and a medium hops spicyness. Flavor is a lot less bitter than I expected for a double. Notes of cinnamon and caramel. Hops stand out more in the finish. Not bad.


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