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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

(view ratings)
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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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
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -14%

09-06-2013 23:17:41 | More by Soto
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brydeen

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-19-2013 23:44:20 | More by brydeen
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funkel81

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

Oregon

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
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danwho

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-08-2013 15:25:32 | More by danwho
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kdown

California

3.5/5  rDev -14%

08-05-2013 05:52:10 | More by kdown
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akang

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-03-2013 02:28:58 | More by akang
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Madskill

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-30-2013 03:45:38 | More by Madskill
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DSkilling

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-29-2013 05:25:45 | More by DSkilling
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jwalden

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-05-2013 21:06:35 | More by jwalden
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-01-2013 06:03:49 | More by Gatordaddy
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largadeer

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-03-2013 01:16:02 | More by largadeer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-31-2013 04:54:46 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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KevT

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

05-28-2013 15:36:39 | More by KevT
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Omer4176

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-18-2013 05:02:35 | More by Omer4176
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Shogun730

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

05-17-2013 22:03:02 | More by Shogun730
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Beerswag

California

3.5/5  rDev -14%

05-03-2013 04:47:53 | More by Beerswag
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Yello5

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-01-2013 06:55:49 | More by Yello5
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bvermilion

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-21-2013 05:35:53 | More by bvermilion
Big Barrel Double IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.