Smuttynose Big A IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by gueuzeonhigh:
4.35/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours with an clear amber hue.
A nice textured bubbly foamy head reminds me of detergent suds.. appears, makes its presence known although sadly short lived in every glass I tried. As an added the bonus, the foamy head laces the walls of my tasting glass
Fruity hopped nose, but on subsequent pours its greatly subdued. A one nose stand!
Flavor is what I expect from an IPA, although the hops character isnt as up front with a cutting bitterness and in your face as some of the stronger IPAs Ive tried.
Nevertheless, the hops citrus fruitiness and somewhat duller bitter edge is supported by possble sweet malt underpinnings and some yeast signatures thrown in for good measure.
Acutally I like the malt being there. I think it's responsible for giving this beer more flavor body.
The finish is a long and lingering trail of all of the begining flavors that slowly receede and meld into the landscape of my tastebuds.
A bitter hops flavor remians giving this IPA a very cordial mouthfeel. A substantial flavor body sits on my palate making this IPA one that Id reach for when presented with many others Ive tried but can't quite remember.
Drinkablity is excellent.
I like! I like!
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2004 00:48:49 | More by gueuzeonhigh
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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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