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Snapperhead IPA - Butternuts Beer & Ale

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Snapperhead IPASnapperhead IPA

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BA SCORE
72
okay

499 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 499
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 19.61%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Butternuts Beer & Ale visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ommegangpbr on 01-27-2007)
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

11-28-2011 01:36:45 | More by blackened1339
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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.

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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

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Snapperhead IPA from Butternuts Beer & Ale
72 out of 100 based on 499 ratings.