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Big Barrel Double IPA - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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Big Barrel Double IPABig Barrel Double IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

197 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.36%
Wants: 44
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: LongBeachHopHead on 11-15-2009)
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stumac

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-05-2014 00:54:26 | More by stumac
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

09-15-2012 04:08:40 | More by SocalKicks
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JerseyHopHead

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-28-2014 02:20:59 | More by JerseyHopHead
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Omer4176

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-18-2013 05:02:35 | More by Omer4176
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-30-2013 19:51:00 | More by InspectorBob
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vidisad

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

09-30-2013 06:42:10 | More by vidisad
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

09-08-2013 10:31:02 | More by RedneckBeerz
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Archemedies

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-21-2012 17:36:47 | More by Archemedies
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crbooher

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-11-2012 22:14:19 | More by crbooher
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a medium orange color with a thin cream layer across the top with large bubbled lacing and mild carbonation.

S - Smells very bready with very mild citrus, a little earthy, mildly peaty, and a little fruity.

T - Slightly biscuity, booze forward, and with a perfect citrus and pine balance. The booze is definitely present right at the end with some warming and there's a surprisingly clean finish and no lingering bitterness.

M - Medium body.

D - Awesome balance!

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2011 05:11:05 | More by jzeilinger
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-23-2012 16:35:59 | More by kjkinsey
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TxMdScotty298

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-11-2013 00:49:41 | More by TxMdScotty298
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beerpadawan

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-26-2012 17:15:38 | More by beerpadawan
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bvermilion

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-21-2013 05:35:53 | More by bvermilion
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-24-2011 19:34:41 | More by Exiled
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match1112

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Pelican5 for sending this one my way! A nice hazy copper body with a finger and a half of head. Spotty spider web lacing is left behind. While i'm pouring this into the glass aromas of pineapple, mango and grapefruit fill the air. Taste is just as juicy as the smell. So much tropical fruit in this one. Has a medium body with a nice level of carbonation and just the right amount of hop bitterness. A little oily resin is left on the cheeks and the finish is so wet and juicy at first before turning dry. Overall I really enjoyed this beer and would love to have it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 02:58:35 | More by match1112
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Thingus

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Live review on empty stomach... Forgive me if spelling or grammar errors start popping up...

Picked up this bottle earlier this evening, not sure when it was bottled (no date listed) but I'm only about 40 minutes north of San Diego so I imagine it's pretty fresh...

Poured into a 16 ounce tulip;

Appearance; is a nice amber, 3 finger head that quickly faded to a thin layer of bubbles... Lacing is not terrible and what little head there is seems to be hanging around...

Smell; no standouts here for me but subtle notes of citrus and tropics... I feel like I just stepped off an airplane in Honolulu...

Taste; much like smell, nothing stands out a ton, smooth citrus, and tropics, pineapple, star fruit... Well balanced with just a touch of bitterness on the finish.. Slight hint of alcohol throughout that becomes more prevelant...

Mouthfeel; very smooth, lively carbonation

Overall; a fairly mellow DIPA, that is quite enjoyable and may be a fitting stand in to my current favorite, Unearthly (which can't be found around these parts unfortunately) and given the price is tough to beat... I recommend it!!

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 01:24:15 | More by Thingus
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shagal

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-03-2013 06:29:00 | More by shagal
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funkel81

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-11-2013 19:14:50 | More by funkel81
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armock

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a copper color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of a lot of grapefruity hops

T - Follows the nose with grapefruit hops

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

D - Its a good beer overall a little average for a DIPA from San Diego I'd get again its worth a try

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2010 21:11:17 | More by armock
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jenray

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-26-2011 14:16:37 | More by jenray
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JohnG190

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-31-2013 02:35:31 | More by JohnG190
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PthPndr

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-01-2013 08:50:15 | More by PthPndr
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ac419


4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-25-2012 02:15:16 | More by ac419
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jophish17

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-24-2011 08:03:33 | More by jophish17
Big Barrel Double IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.