Smuttynose Big A IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by joefeidt:
4.15/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Well carbonated. Pours a three-finger head that slowly dissipates. Attractive hazy amber color.
Nice citrusy smell.
The taste is explosive and the hops pummel the tongue with bitterness. Almost medicinal, it tells me this one packs a punch. Very earthy notes too.
Mouthfeel is chewy as it coats and lingers. My tongue is almost numb from the hops assault.
Overall this is a big bad a** IPA that is one heckuva tasty beer. Well named, sirs. If you like your IPAs hoppy and assertive, you'll like this one. Good work, Smuttynose. Me gusta mucho.
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2011 00:14:57 | More by joefeidt
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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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