Big Barrel Double IPA | Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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Big Barrel Double IPABig Barrel Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
California, United States
karlstrauss.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by LongBeachHopHead on 11-15-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
272
Reviews:
99
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.22%
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
52
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Buzz3d
2.48/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

pours an alright light gold with almost no head at all. no lace, bad nose. not a great DBL

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Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.73/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of cletusdog
2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

Photo of Centennial
2.86/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bomber poured into pint glass

A. Rich golden, 1.5 finger frothy head, crystal clear

S. bready honey malt, white grapes, earthy hops

T. heavy on the malt twinge, was hoping for more hop presence but more of bitter with oxidization then with hops and something is weird and yogurt-like in the backbone.

M. all over the place, not sure what's going on here, needs more balance

O. Disappointed, more of a poorly done 90minute ipa then something special.

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Photo of Bowers-Brew
2.92/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Me thinks this has been sitting on the shelf for awhile.... Some pretty bad off flavors.

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Photo of Cuvie62
3/5  rDev -27%

Photo of rtaps
3/5  rDev -27%

Photo of BcOneSeven
3/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good. Nothing particularly special. Not much of an aroma.

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Photo of zach_960
3/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cyates3
3.06/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rybarra
3.36/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of CJNAPS
3.38/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dertyd
3.41/5  rDev -17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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!!!:-)

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Photo of womencantsail
3.48/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: The pour is a nice looking golden color with a bit of orange to it and a finger's worth of white head.

S: Quite a bit of sweet caramel maltiness with some slightly grassy and citrusy hops. A little maltier/sweeter than I like, but not too bad.

T: The hops have really died out from the flavor. A bit of grass and citrus with only a mild pine on the finish. Quite sweet and malty, lots of caramel.

M: The body is nice and a bit on the full side for an IPA. Moderately carbonated.

D: As I noted in the aroma, this is a bit on the sweet side for my tastes. Still not bad, but I would prefer a bigger, more pungent hop character.

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Photo of csmartin6
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Beerswag
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Yoda22
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of kdown
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of hopswap1
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of mhaugo
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of RangnaR
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of hit728
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of cannabispinoy
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Soto
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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Big Barrel Double IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
4.11 out of 5 based on 272 ratings.
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