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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

199 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.36%
Wants: 45
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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Soto

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

Oregon

3.99/5  rDev -1.7%

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 -1.5%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-19-2013 03:18:08 | More by kingmaker
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Zorro

California

4.16/5  rDev +2.5%

Clear orange colored ale with a puffy off-white colored head.

Smell is strongly of citrus. Abundant grapefruit with strong tea and malt sugar. Smells woody and slightly smoky.

Starts out sweet with a woody citrus flavor. Abundant citrus flavor like the smell. Little bit of butter and burnt sugar with a slight onion flavor. Tasty yet very smooth with not the slightest hint of how strong it is.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a tasty and easy to drink double IPA. Not the best but it is nice for the price.

04-16-2013 01:34:03 | More by Zorro
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swetsastonic

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-12-2013 05:49:33 | More by swetsastonic
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hopswap1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

04-09-2013 16:26:13 | More by hopswap1
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Buick222

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

04-02-2013 17:49:56 | More by Buick222
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dertyd

California

3.35/5  rDev -17.5%

poured from a 22oz bomber to a tulip

A:poured a verry nice amber redish orange rusty color with a decent head that last a wile then fades to lace that clings to the glass

S;grape fruits and other tropical fruits higlight this beer with a little bit of grain and sourdough aromas

T:at first taste you get grains with bitter tropical fruits on the back end then it gets realy piney with the after taste

M:kinda wet and sticky with a piney after taste

O:overall a good beer but not great was hoping for a more grapefruity ipa I think lagunitas spoiled me with all there ipas cause not many stand up to them but this is far from
A bad beer it goes down smooth for the alch%

Live life drin beer!!!:-)

03-23-2013 07:27:44 | More by dertyd
Big Barrel Double IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.