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Snapperhead IPA - Butternuts Beer & Ale

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BA SCORE
72
okay

519 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 519
Reviews: 302
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 19.68%
Wants: 4
Gots: 12 | 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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.08/5  rDev -0.6%

Canned 8/8/14. 6.1% ABV per the label.

Pours a murky dark honey orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, earth, and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of earth and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that smells sort of like an IPA, but the flavors are more like a super malty amber ale or something of that nature.

Serving type: can.

UCLABrewN84, Yesterday at 04:36 AM
Photo of brend2b
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

brend2b, Sep 08, 2014
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3.16/5  rDev +1.9%

KMcG, Aug 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

AlpacaAlpaca, Aug 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

tonybellini, Aug 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

6thstreetbrewpub, Aug 19, 2014
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3.16/5  rDev +1.9%

GameOfBeers, Aug 19, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

swierczt, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of biker30x
2.45/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

The can looked funny, it's an IPA, I'm on vacation, so I bought it. Luckily it was on the singles shelf, sadly, I bought 2.

Poured into a pint glass - my first east-coast-can't-get-it-in-Chicago vacation beer. Not a good start.

Clear, golden, thin crisp head gone in an instant. I smell a strong scent of the ocean (oh, wait, I'm on the ocean, this beer doesn't really smell like anything).

The sip is carbonation first, forcing everything else into the tatstebuds. The flavors are a little sour (but like day-old-frat-house rather than Belgium) and unpleasant. A little hop spice, but mostly only after you go looking for it. An unpleasant chemical aftertaste is gone in a flash. All in all what little flavor there is here is not great (or good) but thankfully fades fast.

Did I mention the funny looking can? I liked the fish on the can. I should not have left the other can for my wife and fellow hophead to stumble over, but she unlike me, drainpoured it.

A beer to reach for when you have a small kitchen fire to extinguish. Or if you like funny cartoon fish.

biker30x, Aug 11, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

rojapa, Aug 09, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

koopa, Aug 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

DrunkinYogi, Jul 27, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

guajolote, Jul 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

redbarnbikes, Jul 24, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

starshockey9, Jul 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

Duffman79, Jul 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

JOrtt, Jul 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

thatoneguymike, Jul 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

Matt_Felix, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of jmdrpi
2.91/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz can, no date

pours a clear golden color, with bone-white head. very good head retention and a bit of lacing. not much hop aroma for an IPA. not much in the taste either. a bit of malt flavor, and a bit of earthy hop flavor. thin body, medium carbonation.

either this can is pretty old, or it didn't start off great.

jmdrpi, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Guitars_and_beer, Jul 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

BrandonOakes, Jul 07, 2014
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1/5  rDev -67.7%

Rlhinson2104, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
2.73/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

Ozzylizard, Jul 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Dillonius, Jul 01, 2014
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Snapperhead IPA from Butternuts Beer & Ale
72 out of 100 based on 519 ratings.