Smuttynose Big A IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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3.44/5 rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5
The color is a light caramel, slightly dull with active carbonation in the body. The mounted bright white with a thick congealed top and banded lacing.
The nose is full of light citrus and caramel malt. The citrus tends to lemon and orange, maybe tangerines but a stiff caramel malt background.
The taste is floral, piney and lemony. Huge bitterness assaults the tongue as pine resin flavor finishes it off. The mid palate does detect the caramel malt but it's fleeting.
The feel is very full, almost no carbonated bite, with a hard bitterness and alcoholic finish. It really is a roller coaster as it starts with such a creamy feel but ends so harsh, bitter, astringent and full of alcohol warmth.
This is a bitter Beast of a beer that may have been too much for my particular palate.
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2014 22:08:55 | More by KYGunner
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