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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
91
outstanding

200 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 47
Gots: 13 | 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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OscarO67

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

03-07-2014 16:39:51 | More by OscarO67
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pumaguy021

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-27-2014 23:54:37 | More by pumaguy021
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

3.99/5  rDev -2%

On tap; into a snifter.
Appearance - sunset orange; nothing breathtaking, but nothing to turn away from.
Smell- I'm not hooked, but there has to be something here.
Taste- there it it is. A distinct, out of the box, oak, vanilla twist to a DiPA. Nothing grand, but leaves it's mark.
Feel - easy drinking DIPA; nicely done!
Overall - there's potential here, but not next level...yet!

02-16-2014 05:31:34 | More by DenverHopHead
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chuckwn

California

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

02-15-2014 02:27:21 | More by chuckwn
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Alron

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

02-14-2014 07:55:14 | More by Alron
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Raziel313

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

01-30-2014 10:46:29 | More by Raziel313
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R_J_FearNoBeer

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

01-30-2014 04:05:48 | More by R_J_FearNoBeer
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JerseyHopHead

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-28-2014 02:20:59 | More by JerseyHopHead
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

01-16-2014 01:35:03 | More by mikeburd1128
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JamesGWittel

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-10-2014 18:11:54 | More by JamesGWittel
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Beer21

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-09-2014 04:03:03 | More by Beer21
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bnewms87

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-08-2014 04:56:36 | More by bnewms87
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JohnG190

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

Australia

3.58/5  rDev -12%

22oz bomber purchased somewhere in Northern California. Brought back to Sydney and shared with @LaitueGonflable.

Pours a deep golden colour with a full weight to the body. Mildly hazed, but mostly pretty clear. Head is pocked, filmy and white, leaving some fairly fine specks of lace. Pretty full. Carbonation is also pretty fine. Looks very good all up.

Nose is pleasant enough. Resiny characters come through above a bright but light barley sugar character. Some soapy lemon comes through, leaving a slight rusty twang in the nostrils. Peppery spice is also noticeable, while the barley sugar character turns a bit doughy as it warms up.

Light and sweet on the front palate, more of that sugar note, before a little greenery comes through the mid-palate, along with a touch of herbs and a faint citrus bite. Clean finish, which is actually something of a shame, because it could really use more bite. Just a slight soda tingle on the back. ABV is well hidden at least.

Overall, this isn't bad. There's certainly things to like in it. It could use a bit more complexity: specifically, some more integrated complexity. Still, this is a solid brew, clearly well-made. I'd love to try it super-fresh as well.

12-27-2013 08:20:22 | More by lacqueredmouse
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leodarko

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

11-26-2013 07:54:02 | More by leodarko
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Booner818

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

11-17-2013 07:29:51 | More by Booner818
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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-03-2013 00:24:32 | More by tdm168
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-30-2013 19:51:00 | More by InspectorBob
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Cuvie62

Florida

3/5  rDev -26.3%

10-27-2013 04:16:40 | More by Cuvie62
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jklecko2

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

10-25-2013 15:58:09 | More by jklecko2
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TxMdScotty298

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

10-02-2013 18:51:00 | More by DustinSWB
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vidisad

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -14%

09-25-2013 18:13:31 | More by RangnaR
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -14%

Pours a vibrant orange colour. Bit of cloud. Head is off-white, sparse bubbling but nice uneven lace. Pleasant.

Smells extremely nutty. Caramel toffee, sweet, earthy, peanut brittle, hazelnut toffee, some citrus zest, salted caramel and marzipan. Sweet more than zesty. Is that a problem? Maybe a slight one.

Taste is a bit cardboardy. Possibly oxidised? Tastes caramel toffee, malty upfront, then gets metallic midway, some slightly old herbs, rocket, some citrus tang. Bitter, bit of freshness but has an empty stale woody flavour as well.

Bit tingly, bit of body to it. OK.

Tastes a bit old, some nice notes but a bit meek. Will attempt to re-try, if possible.

09-20-2013 01:48:26 | More by laituegonflable
Big Barrel Double IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.