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Snapperhead IPA - Butternuts Beer & Ale

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72
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535 Ratings
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Ratings: 535
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 19.35%
Wants: 5
Gots: 16 | 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 FLima
2.96/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Golden color with a thin head with short retention.
Mild aroma with notes of pale malt and maybe a light grapefruit.
Flavor with notes of grapefruit, lemon, butter on bread, some oxidation and grass. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light to watery body with appropriate carbonation. It is surprising they were able hiding 6.1% under this dress.
That is like a mass version of an IPA, but also meaning I would rather having that than any Adjunct Lager, but it does not kill a craving for a due IPA.

FLima, Thursday at 11:22 PM
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Trashcat, Thursday at 03:14 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +21%

swgwilt, Nov 13, 2014
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2.84/5  rDev -8.4%

Dur921, Nov 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

Soterios, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of jpd7374
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

jpd7374, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of MrBeige
3/5  rDev -3.2%

MrBeige, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of sonofliberty2
2.88/5  rDev -7.1%

sonofliberty2, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of ascags
3.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

ascags, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of HamdenHector
3.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: cloudy; burnt orange in color; 1 finger off white head that receded slowly to a thick cap; moderate lacing;

S: earthy, floral;

T: very little flavor up front; earthy at mid-palate; moderate grapefruit rind bitterness at finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: flavor is all over the place, but not in a good way;

HamdenHector, Oct 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Jenebauer, Sep 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

TheBeerdedCharmer, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of jrschaef
3/5  rDev -3.2%

I don't know what exactly this beer is, but it is far from what I would expect an IPA to taste like it. Not very good. Too citrusy for an IPA

jrschaef, Sep 22, 2014
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1.52/5  rDev -51%

mountainchief, Sep 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

mick303, Sep 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

jaredtp, Sep 20, 2014
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, Sep 17, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

brend2b, Sep 09, 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 20, 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 18, 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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Snapperhead IPA from Butternuts Beer & Ale
72 out of 100 based on 535 ratings.