Smuttynose Big A IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by ectomorph:
4.03/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
12 oz bottle with an interesting "bottle conditioned on date" of 05-2010 so it's not super fresh but still a good sample.
A - Cloudy orange body, huge eggshell head really sticks around. Fades very slowly in patches leaving chunks of lace on your face and the glass.
S - Sweet hops pineapple, lemon with a touch of alcohol crispness. Sugary and floral but not dank or overpowering.
T - Solid up front bitterness prepares you for the huge malt backbone. Rich and potent alcohol bite is mixed with a pine hops flavor. Mouth puckering hops finish leaves you no choice but to take another sip. This is a big brew. The malt and hops slap you silly here and it's great.
M - Big bodied, moderate carbonation, alcohol warmth in the mouth and belly.
D - Lower end of the scale, this one is a slow sipper but makes a great night cap.
Serving type: bottle
09-24-2010 00:56:57 | More by ectomorph
More User Reviews:
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
89 out of 100 based on 1,469 ratings.