Big Barrel Double IPA - Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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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
3.99/5 rDev -2%
Appearence is hazy gold with a big white head leaving chunky, foamy lace.
Smell is strong, sweet hops, citrus, almonds?
Taste is also big and hoppy with an unusual candied vibe up front, some malt sugars mid-palate before a resious, bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is sticky and dry.
Drinkability is good, a dank, unusual, complex IPA.
08-10-2013 06:14:46 | More by ccrida
Big Barrel Double IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.