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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

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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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garthwaite

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3.2/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sampled from a 22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy light orangish-copper with a big bubbly and long lasting white head - very attractive brew. Hoppy and sweet aroma with grapefruit, lemon citrus, pine, and some doughiness. Initial hit of citrusy hops overcome by a wave of sweetness. Relatively strong alcohol presence and unrelenting candied sweetness throughout deduct royally from the fairly complex hop profile which becomes more piney and resinous as it warms. Moderately bitter for the style and medium bodied. Finishes with grapefruit, toasted malt, & sweet alcohol. Marginal.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2004 19:44:02 | More by garthwaite
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Smuttynose Big A IPA from Smuttynose Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,420 ratings.