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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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
89 out of 100 based on 1,485 ratings.