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Snapperhead IPA - Butternuts Beer & Ale

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Snapperhead IPASnapperhead IPA

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521 Ratings
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Ratings: 521
Reviews: 302
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 19.35%
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 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
Photo of Dillonius
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Dillonius, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of Halfbrother83
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Halfbrother83, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of sluna
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

sluna, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of ChipChaight
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

ChipChaight, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of wrightst
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

wrightst, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of ncstateplaya
3/5  rDev -3.2%

ncstateplaya, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of AMCimpi
3/5  rDev -3.2%

AMCimpi, May 27, 2014
Photo of Uncledoobz
2/5  rDev -35.5%

Uncledoobz, May 14, 2014
Photo of bacher468
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

bacher468, May 03, 2014
Photo of VTBrewHound
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

VTBrewHound, May 03, 2014
Photo of BushwyckCraft
3/5  rDev -3.2%

BushwyckCraft, May 02, 2014
Photo of crowsnest
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

crowsnest, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of doremite
3/5  rDev -3.2%

doremite, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of Noelito76
2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

Noelito76, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of JonathanTaylorThomas
4.25/5  rDev +37.1%

JonathanTaylorThomas, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of Sonofalime
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Sonofalime, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

ImFlyerThanYou, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of OnryAndMean
3/5  rDev -3.2%

OnryAndMean, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of LMH88
3/5  rDev -3.2%

LMH88, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of mempath
4.43/5  rDev +42.9%
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

mempath, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of ElijahRivera
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

ElijahRivera, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of paulish
3/5  rDev -3.2%

paulish, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of jbhollis1180
3/5  rDev -3.2%

jbhollis1180, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of benloho
3/5  rDev -3.2%

benloho, Jan 29, 2014
Snapperhead IPA from Butternuts Beer & Ale
72 out of 100 based on 521 ratings.