Smuttynose Big A IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by chilly460:
3.98/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Muddled light orange with plenty of haze, two finger tan head settles into a cap. Decent lacing.
S: Very earthy hops with floral accents. A lighter sweet malt aroma in there as well, strange clean smell...like soap.
T: Bam, this beer doesn't play games. Big powerful bitter hops, astringent even, but somehow I like it. Hop bomb of the first order, IMO. I have no recollection of any balancing malt profile. Usually I enjory a balanced DIPA, but for some reason this appealed, tasty.
M: Nice medium body, moderate carbonation, somewhat creamy. The hops actually have enough pucker to give a "dry" sensation to the beer.
O: Well done "hop bomb" if you're in the mood for raw bitterness, but doesn't get into an acidic tone.
Serving type: bottle
01-23-2012 15:50:32 | More by chilly460
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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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