Smuttynose Big A IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by JWU:
4.06/5 rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz. bottle poured into a snifter
A- a hazy golden/orange, massive hop haze. Finger of white head that dissipates in 2-3 minutes but leaves nice lacing.
S- Big smack of citric grapefruit, some pine, and pale malt. Pretty straightforward.
T- Some pale malt sweetness right up front, but is quickly overrun by a blitzkrieg of hops. Grapefruit, and a big resinous pine. Massively bitter, and doesn't even think about letting the malt back through. Some earthy tobacco notes from the hops as well. Bitterness lingers for several minutes after the sip.
M- Decent amount of body for a DIPA. Carbonation is light side of medium. For as bitter as this thing is, it's dry, but not over the top dry.
O- IBU's are certainly 120. Certainly one of the most bitter DIPA's I've had. Enjoyable for one, but no more. A big, bad, brutal heap of hops.
Serving type: bottle
01-27-2013 20:48:51 | More by JWU
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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