Smuttynose Big A IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by jhtipton:
4.45/5 rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from twelve ounce bottle into a chalice with an incredible head which settled into a mountainous lacing quarter inch head. Nice deep golden cloudy gem. Smell is great piney citrusy with some grassy overtone. Taste cuts right through the Partagas series p that I have been smoking. Citrusy and quite hoppy and sweet but bitter enough to get my attention Perfect for a warm Spanish evening. Body is medium. Not too syrupy and still carbonated enough to keep me interested overall a great east coast IPA that rivals its west coast cousins. I will seek this out again. Thank you Bierkraft. Cheers.
Serving type: bottle
10-29-2011 17:29:35 | More by jhtipton
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3.08/5 rDev -22.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
$2.89 for a 12oz bottle @ Siciliano's. Brewed with North American 2-Row, Crisp Pale Ale malts. Hopped with Bravo and Cascade (bittering), Bravo and CTZ (Flavoring), and Glacier, Nugget and CTZ for dry hops.
Pours out to a murky burnt orange, lots of little particulate bits floating about, forming a modest light yellow head with good retention and lacing. Moderate carbonation, ~2.5 carbs or so. The nose is ripe with mango, grapefruit, apricot and tangerine. Not skunky, pissy, slightly piney. Mouthfeel is tart with hop acidity and is full bodied and moderately syrupy. The taste is a recap of the aroma. Lots of grapefruit here, sitting on top of a big malt base with some residual sweetness to balance out the rather firm hop bitterness. Pith, pith, pith. Quite bitter overall, a bit much for me. Astringent puckering finish. Did I mention the paint peeling bitterness? Cleanly fermented, no off flavors or aromas.
This is not the kind of DIPA that I enjoy, but if you like your IPA's bitter, try it.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 05:41:01 | More by Mitchster
Smuttynose Big A IPA from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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