Snapperhead IPA - Butternuts Beer & Ale
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4.43/5 rDev +42.9%
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
02-17-2014 20:14:52 | More by mempath
3.03/5 rDev -2.3%
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.
01-25-2014 20:35:04 | More by Dodo2step
Snapperhead IPA from Butternuts Beer & Ale
72 out of 100 based on 515 ratings.