Smuttynose Big A IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by jdoncbus:
4.33/5 rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle conditioned in Aug 2010
Poured into Piraat tulip. Pours golden brown, not much carbonation. & thinish head that sticks to the side of the glass.
Big whiff of sweet malt, golden grahams mix with grapefuit and tangerine.
Smooth and creamy, tropical fruit heavy that mixes nicely with grains & brown sugar. Finish is an assaujlt of piney and bitter hops; great drying effect in the mouth. Mild burn of hooch down the hatch.
A fantastic DIPA that hopheads should seek out. Best be careful with the 9.5% because it goes down so easy. About to pair it with a mix of creole brown rice, chicken cherizo, red peppers, and spicy, BBQ chicken.
Serving type: bottle
09-04-2010 21:38:07 | More by jdoncbus
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
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