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Snapperhead IPA - Butternuts Beer & Ale

Snapperhead IPASnapperhead IPA

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482 Ratings
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Ratings: 482
Reviews: 298
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 19.55%


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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Reviews by kmpitz2:
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kmpitz2

Tennessee

4.1/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can. Pours a nice deep copper color with a finger and a half of off-white head over top that sits nicely. The beer is as clear as could be, and the carbonation is present as a few bubbles streaming from the bottom. The aroma is light caramel, moderate bready and husky grain, with a mild pine hop in there. The flavor is toasty, light grainy and caramel sweet, with an earthy and almost woodsy hop character that comes towards the end. The bitterness clings on a little into the finish. This is a nice brew. The flavors are in good balance, and the hops don't dominate, though I wouldn't call it an IPA if I made it. Mouthfeel is moderate with a lighter carbonation of very soft bubbles. Drinkability is fantastic on this brew. It packs around 7%, but doesn't show it. I have been savoring the 6 I grabbed at the brewery a while back, and this is my last one. I have been impressed with this brewery. They are not making anything extreme, just beers that are nice to sit down and enjoy.

Serving type: can

09-24-2007 02:17:13 | More by kmpitz2
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4.43/5  rDev +42%
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

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P- Wegman's in Mechanicsburg, PA

A- hazy light copper orange color. Half finger head and the lacing is average.

S- biscuit malts and overripe fruit (grapefruit? orange?)

F- Pungent malts mixed with some sort of fruit. I cant gather a definite taste. The malts are salty and dominate the beer.

M- sourness and excessively dried hops with poor fruit flavoring.

O- One of the worst IPA's I have had. I can definitely taste the can taste coming through towards the end of the beer. the malts and fruit hops just didn't mesh well throughout.

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Can from the Wegmans Dewitt NY for 2$

Appearance - Copper colour with an average size fizzy off white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some faint lacing on the sides of the glass. The head lasted for close to 5 minutes before it began to dissipate.

Smell - Malts, caramel, light hops

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel and malts mixed with light hops. There is also some roasted/toasted notes and a touch of citrus.

Overall - No date on the can, and I can only hope this is old stock, because it's not very good. This is not really American tasting, more of a English style. Wouldn't buy this again.

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Snapperhead IPA from Butternuts Beer & Ale
72 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.