Smuttynose Big A IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by Dope:
4.15/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Best by 4/16/2014. Hate dating like this, I have no idea when it was bottled. I assume around 3 months old, if it has a 6 month expiration date.
A: Pours a clear amber. Tall and fluffy tan head. Fades at a moderate pace with good retention. Sparse lacing.
S: Nice grapefruit bite with a little pine.
T: Grapefruit initially and then quite a bit of spicy, resinous pine. Resinous character is pretty much all-encompassing into the middle and finish. Some sweet graininess helps round it out a bit. Big drying resinous bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Coats the mouth with hop oils.
M: Medium-heavy body. Very dry on the back end with lots of lingering mouthcoating resinousness (is that a word?).
O: Huh. Surprisingly delicious. Very hoppy. Big hop flavors, big hop resins and big hop dryness. Very pleasantly surprised by this one. West-coast style hop bomb and I've never even known about this. It states 120 IBUs and I believe it. Thanks to whoever suggested this on the forums. Only reason it did not garner higher scores is because of the relative simplicity.
Serving type: bottle
01-15-2014 05:49:24 | More by Dope
More User Reviews:
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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