Snapperhead IPA - Butternuts Beer & Ale
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Reviews by madmanjf:
3.58/5 rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I had this on Cask, second day.
Typical fresh IPA color; Orange/Tan with some light carbonation in the head. It started with some big bubbles but quickly became a think partial layer of fine bubbles.
Now here's the funny part. My first instinc of the aroma was that of cured meat ... almost like salame. I thought I was crazy. Then, after a few minutes, I realized I may not be nuts concidering this comes from the same people that make Pork Slap. So who knows! Hops? Maybe a little ... some light pine.
It starts out with a mild taste, followed by a quick burst of citrus-hops (not grapefruit though). The finish is a dry tart bitterness that's quick and mild.
There's a very mild acidity feeling to this beer with a smooth defined dryness. Despite the flat appearance typical of a cask ale, there was a nice fizzyness in the mouth.
Overall, this IPA on cask was drinkable as a session ale for the experience IPA fan. The dry bitterness may get in the way for some people.
I had two 20oz imperial pints.
Serving type: cask
05-01-2008 11:11:30 | More by madmanjf
More User Reviews:
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
Serving type: can
02-17-2014 20:14:52 | More by mempath
3.03/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25
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.
Serving type: can
01-25-2014 20:35:04 | More by Dodo2step
3.13/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
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.
Serving type: can
12-23-2013 04:37:47 | More by spinrsx
1.68/5 rDev -46.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75
A - Pours cloudy orange-amber color
S - Strong Grapefruit
T - Difficult to characterize - rotten grapefruit ?
M - Harsh
O - The flavors must come from the farmhouse side, this does not seem like an IPA.
The only way I could justify my purchase of this beer was to write a review. This beer is god-awful. The first thing that hits you is the initial smell. One reviewer called the smell like it is... "Stay away." But I had to push though to experience the flavor...
It's a flavor reminiscent of rotten grapefruits. If I only knew what rotten grapefruits taste like; I can now imagine. And the aftertaste comes in as that feeling you get after sticking a 9-volt battery on your tongue.
I honestly can't see how this beer hit store shelves. It must be an acquired taste.
Serving type: can
11-25-2013 22:41:56 | More by KiPhat
Snapperhead IPA from Butternuts Beer & Ale
72 out of 100 based on 477 ratings.