Smuttynose Big A IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by regspeir:
4.22/5 rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz "Bottle conditioned dated" bottle poured into a Duvel snifter.
Appearance and smell: cloudy, lemony, orange appearance matches it's nose The citrus hits you for sure with some floral and other fruity notes (orange, pineapple?). Healthy carbonation. The two inch head thins but leaves a healthy lace throughout.
Taste: Peaty background, pine and grapefruit with the kind of bitterness I love and is perfect for a warm day like today.
Nice creamy mouthfeel...
The malt underneath supported the piney, citrusy hop bitterness that prevails. The almost 10% ABV may move it beyond a session beer for me, but not any other part of this excellent Double. This is a wonderful beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2010 20:35:11 | More by regspeir
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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
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