Karl Strauss Brewing’s Big Barrel Double IPA returns today. Big Double was the first in the Coastal Reserve Series. This beer is an intense hop experience.
When we kicked off this series of intense hoppy beers, we wanted to go big. Imported New Zealand Nelson Sauvin hops provide a vibrant tropical aroma that raises eyebrows and expectations. Aggressive amounts of Warrior and Ahtanum hops produce an assertive bitterness that stands out against a firm malt backbone. Balanced even at 90 IBUs, Big Barrel leaves a considerable first impression that serves as a prelude of things to come.
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Warrior, Ahtanum, Nelson Sauvin
Malts: Maris Otter, Caramel 10, Ashburne Mild
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft
9% ABV, 90 IBUs