Big Barrel Double IPA | Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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271 Ratings
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:
271
Reviews:
98
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.22%
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
51
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 271 |  Reviews: 98
Photo of J2A2
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beeeeeerman
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WindUpBird
3.51/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
4.48/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Has a citrus nose with some floral in the background. Pours hazy gold with a 1” white foam cap. The front of the palate is melon and tropical fruit with traces of sweet becoming increasingly bitter as it moves to the back sinishing herbal, slightly astringent and dry. Faint grains in the background become more prominent as the beer warms. It has a very creamy, moussey texture with above average carbonation and a medium to medium full body.I am drinking this at nearly 9 months old and it is still very good.

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Photo of Wowcoolman
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MKrauss
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 Jeysun23
4.63/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Pretty malty. But it does have an alright hop taste nothing too great.

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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 rockernino
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of stonefan55
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of breadwinner
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Really quite excellent DIPA with a rich citrus nose that seems to drop a hint of vanilla in there for good measure. Interesting appearance, rather opaque, but not demonstrating the sort of filling yeast/trubbiness you might expect. Throw this in a four pack or something, Karl Strauss!

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Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of jercasper
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Excellent IPA! One of the most balanced brews I've experienced in a long while. Near perfection!

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Photo of Alpha309
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of yspiff
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ZepHead80
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Birmz
3.6/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of OCSA_1978
4.72/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Pklimas
4.44/5  rDev +8%

Photo of retry4z
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Trix247
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Rybarra
3.36/5  rDev -18.2%

Big Barrel Double IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
4.11 out of 5 based on 271 ratings.
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