Big Barrel Double IPA

22 oz bomber, courtesy of BitterBill – thanks, Bill!
My first beer from Karl Strauss – excited to try it.
Pour is very standard for the style, with a high, fluffy and rocky head atop a slightly murky, mid-orange/brown body.
Nose and tastes reflect a very distinct fruitiness that seems like a combination of a number of things; grapefruit dominates, but you also get several other soft, tropical notes.
Well hidden alcohol.
One criticism for me is that the beer is a little muddled in the tastes. The tastes are good, but lack a clean, sharp edge which takes away some of the drinkability for me. If this could be improved a little, this beer would be really top class.
This beer reminds me a little of Coasts Boy King – it’s not as good, but even to be mentioned in that manner is definitely a compliment.

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07/16/2010
Format:
bottle
ABV: 9.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.85
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