Smuttynose Big A IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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3.43/5 rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
As I poured this, I noted the nice full head that lingered quite a while, and left some lovely belgian lace as it went down. This beer was a really nice hazy orangy gold color, so my anticipation was high. There were some floral hop aromas but not nearly as much as other IPAs I have sampled. There were some yeasty undertones to the aroma as well.
The body was okay, but nothing earth shaking. The taste presented some decent bittering from the hops and the yeastiness was somewhat present as well. I let it sit for a little while (10-15 minutes)and went back to it after I had eaten a little pizza and the alcohol taste was very obvious and it even smelled like it to me too! So, I decided to see what affect another food item might have so I tried peanuts and that characteristic abated, then, just to push it, I moved on to cheese nips and there it was, back again!! I then had a small lindt chocolate and once again it subsided. This just goes to show, if you taste something off about a beer, give it a try without food and then with various foods.
Serving type: bottle
11-07-2003 18:59:51 | More by gueuzegeek
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