Smuttynose Big A IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by Homerbag:
4.13/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to goodbyeohio for sending this my way.
Rich amber body with ruby highlights on the side of the tulip. Great half inch head that lingered a long time.
Great pine smell that punches the nose with the first wiff. Malts are noticable, great support act for the pine/grass aroma that the hops are giving off. Tates like a liquid pine sandwhich. Great hop bite, no real pucker factor, but a great support of bready, caramel malts. Feel is sticky and good.
Great beer for hop heads. I truly enjoyed this. I had this around 3 a.m. after a long day and this was the best part of it, Worth every drop you can get.
Serving type: bottle
05-27-2008 07:18:45 | More by Homerbag
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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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