Smuttynose Big A IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by BumpkinBrewer:
4.08/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz poured into a pint glass
A - An orange hue with quite alot of suspended yeast floating around
S - Fruity and floral hoppiness - wonderful
T - Quite a bitter bite to begin with, finishes very sweet and malty with hints of pink grapefruit. It really warms the belly as the glass finishes
M - Kind of thick, leaves that white residue on the corners of the mouth, very enjoyable
D - Means nothing to me. I will drink whatever is put in front of me whenever. Lets face it for a DIPA it goes down nice.
Overall - I can't believe it took me this long to try this beer. A nice contender for best east coast DIPA
Serving type: bottle
09-25-2010 02:45:31 | More by BumpkinBrewer
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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
89 out of 100 based on 1,397 ratings.