Smuttynose Big A IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by BrianOhio:
4.25/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
The pour produces a monstrous 3 finger head. The appearance is ultra cloudy, lots of sediment and pale yellow in color. Aroma was not overwhelming citrus like I expect in a DIPA, but not bad.
The first sip produced one of those "Got Milk" moments...and a nearby camera would've gotten a great shot. I definitely had a Big A mustache.
First sip...intrigued. Wasn't sure, but wasn't disappointed either. Nice initial citrus notes, smooth and buttery through the middle, but not a serious pine bruiser at the end. The more I drank this beer, the more I fell in love with it. Unfortunately, as a fan of Hopslam, all DIPA's are measured against it, and this one doesn't fall too terribly short. Just one of those beers you know you can't session, but you never want it to end. There's definitely more Big A in my future.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2011 02:30:11 | More by BrianOhio
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4.08/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a creamy, lingering white head.
S: Faint aromas of lemon, lime, pine, spruce, herbs, grass, kumquats, and bitter orange grow stronger once the beer warms and settles in the glass, joined by faint scents of biscuits, crackers, and caramel.
T: Strong flavors of grass, lemon, lime, fresh herbs, kumquats, bitter orange, grapefruit, spruce, and pine are balanced by notes of caramel, crackers, biscuits, and white bread. The finish provides a punchy, prickly hit of alcohol in order to separate the lingering notes of biscuits, crackers, herbs, and bitter citrus.
M: Medium-bodied and initially sticky, but it dries out a bit. Carbonation is firm, but not overly intense. Alcohol is quite pronounced, but never all that distracting.
O: A really nice DIPA. Kind of an old favorite of mine.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 03:13:44 | More by mrfrancis
Smuttynose Big A IPA from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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