Smuttynose Big A IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by Buildscharacter:
3.8/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Didn't know much about this beer other than the fact that I hadn't had it yet. Gotta applaud Smuttynose for their arremt at an DIPA.
Recently there's been quite a few of them out there, and I liked this one.
Pours out looking very much like a Miller...yes.. a miller. I wasn't too pleased at first. Same color, same head. The head goes away about a min into drinking the beer. The aroma isn't what I would have figured with such a hoppy brew, but the taste truly makes up for whatever it's lacking in aroma.
Not that there isn't aroma, but I guess the hops that they use are a little less pungent that what I'm used to from other breweries. Not a bad thing, but if you really enjoy having your socks blown off whem you sniff the bottle this isn't for you.
As for the taste, it's smooth in the mouth with a warm floral taste with bitterness (in a good way) washing in afterwards. It's fairly thick in the mouth so it goes down and hides the alcohol quite nicly.
Overall I enjoyed this beer and would get it again.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2005 04:28:51 | More by Buildscharacter
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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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