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Smuttynose Big A IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company

Smuttynose Big A IPASmuttynose Big A IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,420 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1420
Reviews: 871
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%


Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ever since Stash Wojciechowski, the “Killer Kielbasa,” created this Imperial IPA for our Big Beer Series, Big A IPA has gotten a lot of attention. Lauded by the New York Times and Men's Journal Magazine, it’s been one of the most talked-about beers around. Brewed in very small quantities, it has also been one of the hardest-to-find. Until now.

Big A IPA has everything you’d want in an India Pale Ale, only more: more hops, more malt & more flavor. Na zdrowie!

120 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-16-2002)
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a cloudy light orange pour, 2 fingers of head which quickly diminish, visible chunks of sediment floating close to the bottom. smells sweet like honey, slight hint of pine, soapy, maple syrup. tastes very bitter up front but finishes with a sweet caramel like flavor.. i guess burnt caramel.. dirt, pine, bitter grapefruit, tree sap, burnt rubber.

medium body with mild carbonation, slight amount of lacing. i just saw that the bottle i JUST purchased has the freshness stamped for january of 2011... this makes this bottle about a year and a half old and i can still taste the hop character. overall, that statement makes this beer pretty solid in my book. if you like bitter ipa's, if you like bottle conditioned ales, if you like heavy beers in general - this is for you.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 03:15:11 | More by facundoCNB
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Smuttynose Big A IPA from Smuttynose Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,420 ratings.