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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