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
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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