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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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202 Ratings

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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.36%
Wants: 47
Gots: 14 | 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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Photo of RangnaR
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

RangnaR, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of laituegonflable
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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.

laituegonflable, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of RedneckBeerz
4/5  rDev -1.5%

RedneckBeerz, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of Soto
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Soto, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of brydeen
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

brydeen, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of funkel81
4/5  rDev -1.5%

funkel81, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of ccrida
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.

ccrida, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of danwho
4/5  rDev -1.5%

danwho, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of kdown
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

kdown, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of akang
4/5  rDev -1.5%

akang, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Madskill
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Madskill, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of DSkilling
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

DSkilling, Jul 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

jwalden, Jul 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Gatordaddy, Jul 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

largadeer, Jun 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

westcoastbeerlvr, May 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

KevT, May 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Omer4176, May 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Shogun730, May 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Beerswag, May 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Yello5, May 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

bvermilion, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of kingmaker
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

kingmaker, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of Zorro
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.

Zorro, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of swetsastonic
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

swetsastonic, Apr 12, 2013
Big Barrel Double IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.