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

216 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.36%
Wants: 47
Gots: 19 | 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:
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(Beer added by: LongBeachHopHead on 11-15-2009)
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.81/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Went to the Karl Strauss by South Coast Plaza for dinner and enjoyed this beer so much I thought I'd bring home a growler. Nice golden color, solid carbonation, and very floral on the nose. Taste is hop-tastic, a little spicy, mango, pineapple, full bodied, and leaves a sticky mouthfeel with each sip. Each little taste left me wanting another. Careful with this one, it packs a punch! Far and away my new favorite DIPA! Well done Karl Strauss!!!

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Big Barrel is one of my favorite KS beers. The New Zealand hops come strong in this one.

Appearance- Golden hue with a light head

Aroma- I get a lot of Mango and Pineapple

Taste- Tropical fruitiness with light-medium malt backbone

Drinkability- An easy drinking Double IPA with my type of hops.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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!

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Big Barrel Double IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.