Smuttynose Big A IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by AmitC:
4.21/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12 oz bottle with a best by marking of April 2013.
Color is more pale than golden. A lot of heavy chunk suspensions give it a dirty look. Hazy and cloudy. An over three fingers thick off white head with good retention. Super awesome lacing on the sides. Looks really nice except for clumsy touches inside. Not many bubbles.
Aroma is somewhat subdued but still adequate for a DIPA. A lot of earth and wood. Some grass and spices. A strong malt body. Some pine and grapefruit. Strength is moderate at best.
Taste is much better and more bitter than suggested by the nose. Strong punch of hops upfront. Very heavy hitting malt. Some booze and warmth as well. Bitterness is definitely all pervasive. Malts take back seat big time. Finish is bitter. Grapefruit. Slight citrus. Some earthiness and a lot of spiciness.
Mouth feel is medium bodied. A good amount of piney and oily character mixed with good malt presence. High on alcohol and warmth. Punching. Not very astringent for a DIPA.
A solid DIPA with some minor flaws. Palate wrecking - for sure.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2013 01:32:30 | More by AmitC
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