Smuttynose Big A IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by bobhits:
2.5/5 rDev -37.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
Normally I try to write complex review but this beer isn't worthy. This bottle is near but not at the best buy level so if I find it fresher I'll adjust.
A good looking double IPA with WAY too much malt and sugar aroma. It smells bad.
The taste is WAY too much sugar bread and flavors I can only express as old hoppy beer but again this isn't old. bit sugar malt, HUGE even. There is a hop bite too, but it isn't good the breat and caramel are just blah.
Too think too sugary and doesn't work.
This is just not a good beer, let alone a good IPA. I can't imagine this being good.
Serving type: bottle
04-09-2013 03:13:11 | More by bobhits
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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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