Smuttynose Big A IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by BEERMILER12:
4.08/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Newest batch, best before 04/29/13
A: Pours a golden amber color with an abundance of particulate matter floating throughout. Has about 2 fingers worth of head that leaves some nice lacing
S: Plenty of piney, citrusy, and floral hops along with a solid malt backbone. Hops definitely steal the show
T: Follows the nose. Very pine and citrus forward with an underlying floral background. Malts come in to provide just enough balance. Finishes bitter with a light alcohol bite
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Oily and slick, slightly drying
O: Wow. This one surprised me with the pure hop power. The alcohol edge could be toned down a little in the finish, but really no complaints as it is nearly 10%. Definitely shows the 120 IBUs off nicely (I know, I know, people can't detect over 80 or so, but still). Absolutely worth $10 for a 4-pack
Serving type: bottle
12-23-2012 06:01:10 | More by BEERMILER12
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3.08/5 rDev -22.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
$2.89 for a 12oz bottle @ Siciliano's. Brewed with North American 2-Row, Crisp Pale Ale malts. Hopped with Bravo and Cascade (bittering), Bravo and CTZ (Flavoring), and Glacier, Nugget and CTZ for dry hops.
Pours out to a murky burnt orange, lots of little particulate bits floating about, forming a modest light yellow head with good retention and lacing. Moderate carbonation, ~2.5 carbs or so. The nose is ripe with mango, grapefruit, apricot and tangerine. Not skunky, pissy, slightly piney. Mouthfeel is tart with hop acidity and is full bodied and moderately syrupy. The taste is a recap of the aroma. Lots of grapefruit here, sitting on top of a big malt base with some residual sweetness to balance out the rather firm hop bitterness. Pith, pith, pith. Quite bitter overall, a bit much for me. Astringent puckering finish. Did I mention the paint peeling bitterness? Cleanly fermented, no off flavors or aromas.
This is not the kind of DIPA that I enjoy, but if you like your IPA's bitter, try it.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 05:41:01 | More by Mitchster
Smuttynose Big A IPA from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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