Smuttynose Big A IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by kunzbrew:
4/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Well it has been awhile since my last review, damn moving and buying of a new house. I seem lost without my BA. This brew pours a light amber color with a hint of haze. A small head leaves a nice sexy lace behind.
The aroma is very hoppy hence the IPA, I really like IPA's so I really enjoy smelling this beer. The maltiness is over powered by the hops.
Bitter really bitter is the only thing we can say about these hops, but very good. I love the flavor of hops in my beer.
Overall this is a great brew, from a good brewery.
Serving type: bottle
08-28-2003 00:16:18 | More by kunzbrew
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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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