Smuttynose Big A IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by Thur123:
4.18/5 rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
This brew pours a moderate orange color with one and a half finger of white thick slow to fade head. Somewhat hazy with a slow steady carbonation. The smell is juicy hops, lots of Simcoe grapefruit and an herbal bitterness. Oranges, lemon, pine resin, maybe even a fruity bubblegum and a sweetbread like malt. The smell is awesome. Very complex without being overwhelming.
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The flavor is complex with the bitterness taking over after the initial contact. Fruit rind and a strong herbalness ride together and a flavor like something in between cat pee and basement is present towards the end, not in a disgusting way, but rather as a nuance. The mouth feel is what I like from an IPA, not thin but not thick or syrupy at all. Drinkability is good aside from the prominent flavor. Will try again.
Serving type: bottle
10-12-2010 08:22:52 | More by Thur123
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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
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