Snapperhead IPA - Butternuts Beer & Ale
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Reviews by TLove:
District of Columbia
3.63/5 rDev +16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can to pint glass at Busboys and Poets in DC.
My first Butternuts brew (I think). Not bad at all. Thin head with clingy lacing and a VERY thin smell for such a strong brew in the mouth. The first taste is harshly bitter, much like Smuttynose's IPA with its permeating bitterness.
Very malty, explosion of carbonation and citrus on the palate, with a strong, "snappy" kick of bitter hops. Floral and herb-laden, this brew finishes well and is surprisingly light in the mouth, despite the powerful malt body. Dry finish and lingering floral hop taste.
Serving type: can
12-10-2009 21:40:44 | More by TLove
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2.73/5 rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Undated can at 35 degrees into imperial pint glass
Aroma of apples
Head large (6 cm), off white, creamy, very slowly diminishing to a 3 mm layer.
Lacing good, many islands and reefs of small to medium bubbles
Body medium orange, hazy
Flavor begins with both bitter and sour overtones; not really sure what I’m tasting. There is no distinct fruit, pine, or flower taste; no alcohol, no diacetyl, no malt. This definitely leaves an unpleasant aftertaste with a very long hang time.
Palate medium, watery, soft carbonation.
This has a very pleasing appearance, aroma, and palate. However, the flavor is pretty bad, making me long for a lot of diacetyl or skunkiness. Definitely a Jekyll and Hyde experience.
Serving type: can
07-05-2014 14:40:42 | More by Ozzylizard
4.43/5 rDev +42.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
again, i see a gang mentality when a brew is down...always curious to see how accurate it is...this is a self-declared, non-pretentious venture, so i'm not expecting something from Stone or DFH...
pours nice and energetic with a good foamy white head that lingers then settles in to be experienced...has a nice deep straw or golden appearance
nose is not what i expected, but it's refreshing, short and sweet, not in a cloying way. catching a sort of muscadine note. no hint of hops, but guess folks think all IPAs are supposed to be (over)loaded to the brim with hops oily grapefruitiness...i'm a big fan of such, but thinking this is more old school. not really. simply unique so far
and where it counts: the taste....and, yeah, smooth, quick sweetness like in the nose, but dry finish with a just a quick but more impactful hop fade out. super sessionable. sure, i'd like the finish to linger, but as bad as many are saying this is, what's the complaint? mine is, this is good. very good.
maybe the secret is in their name....BUTTER...i found the Porkslap (not reviewed yet) very buttery, creamy...this has that characteristic, but not as prominently. definitely not thin nor...chewy. pretty much spot on and perfect.
if this was awful, i'd admit it. simple, but not too simple. i give them super kudos for being different in several ways. marketing, art and...a unique, simple approach to brewing 4 basic brew styles. another sip, and i am liking this one even more. seems to have borrowed that black lightning bolt from the stout....a swallow goes quickly through creamy-sweet-fullbodied-bitter-but-dry...and-it's-gone. definitely encourages you to session on.
at the price they are asking, i highly recommend this one
Serving type: can
02-17-2014 20:14:52 | More by mempath
Snapperhead IPA from Butternuts Beer & Ale
72 out of 100 based on 499 ratings.