Smuttynose Big A IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by GregPearson33:
4.13/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Appearance/Smell: Pours a mid rusty wheat color with a tight head that left exceptional lacing as it receded down the glass. Held to the light I can a good amount of floaties - is this typical or an ominous sign? Either way, I'm interested. Although it's not a particularly strong smelling beer, I'm still enticed by the generic citrusy smell of plentiful hopping.
Taste: It has a medium to heavy body that's very well balanced and is a clean drink throughout. The grapefruit dominated spice of the hops is checked by the malt profile and on the backside is only a pleasant hint of alcoholic warmth.
Drinkability: I find this incredibly drinkable. It's doesn't have a particularly heavy mouthfeel and it's finish is enjoyable; it doesn't leave you feeling like you're still sucking on a pinecone.
Overall: If I had ample money and alcohol tolerance, I would drink a lot more. Definitely recommended.
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2010 02:10:06 | More by GregPearson33
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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 1,395 ratings.