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Smuttynose Big A IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Big A IPASmuttynose Big A IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,524 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,524
Reviews: 874
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 89
Gots: 73 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ever since Stash Wojciechowski, the “Killer Kielbasa,” created this Imperial IPA for our Big Beer Series, Big A IPA has gotten a lot of attention. Lauded by the New York Times and Men's Journal Magazine, it’s been one of the most talked-about beers around. Brewed in very small quantities, it has also been one of the hardest-to-find. Until now.

Big A IPA has everything you’d want in an India Pale Ale, only more: more hops, more malt & more flavor. Na zdrowie!

120 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-16-2002)
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

eawolff99, Today at 03:14 AM
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4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-bright golden color with visible carbonation and two fingers worth of white head which leaves some lacing around the top

S-big pine and grapefruit aromas

T-taste is mostly of pine hops with some grapefruit mixed in. Has light caramel sweetness to it

M-medium body, moderate carbonation, dry finish

Overall a very hop forward DIPA but still pretty drinkable. Another great beer by Smuttynose

ksimons, Yesterday at 10:29 PM
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

If bitter hoppy carmel malty is your thing...then this is really good! Its not really my thing but its still a good beer!

Nobody is going to release a beer that is under a 3 unless its like $2 a six pack! lol so my ratings start at 3!

this is pretty good if you like bitter. Its not really my thing...I prefer fruity hoppy....but for what it is its isnt too bad.

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Smuttynose Big A IPA from Smuttynose Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,524 ratings.