Smuttynose Big A IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by Flounder57:
3.78/5 rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle was poured into a tuliped glass
Appearance: The beer is a golden hazy yellow and orange with a one finger head. A decent amount of carbonation coming up the side of the glass. One finger head has reduced to a thin layer and left lacing on the side of the glass.
Smell: Piney and citrus right upfront. Some bready and sweet malts are in the background. A little booziness of alcohol in the rear is noticeable too.
Taste: Same as above. Super piney and citrusy. Bitterness all over, but dies quickly.
Mouthfeel: smooth, medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, slightly chewy, and easy to drink. Boozy alcohol is still nice and not overbearing.
Overall: This is a good imperial from NH and many more will be enjoyed. Would be nice to have more maltiness to battle out the bitterness in the taste though.
Serving type: bottle
11-14-2011 03:47:30 | More by Flounder57
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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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