Smuttynose Big A IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by pezoids:
4/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From a 22 ounce bomber this poured out with a considerable amount of murk and chunk. A thin film of a head topped the beer off. Orange amber in color and full of floating particulates. Hmmm Is this supposed to be like this? It has been in the fridge for a few months. Am I talking to myself?
The aroma is very appealing. Sweet hoppy fruit notes, strawberry licorice, apricot nectar. Very nice. Taste is bold and bittersweet. Nice balance. Heavy malt is kept in check by the bitter hops, and prominently grapefruit rinds. Flavors up and becomes increasingly bitter as the beer warms. Overall, this is an enjoyable IPA. Nicely balanced, maybe a bit rough around the edges, but the overall flavor makes up for that.
Serving type: bottle
08-23-2004 22:44:25 | More by pezoids
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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
89 out of 100 based on 1,469 ratings.