Smuttynose Big A IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by websherpa:
3.8/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: This beer looks a lot like the Smuttynose Finest kind IPA. That is to say it look a lot like a light honey with an ample 2 finger head. This does have a little more sediment and larger pieces of sediment than the Finest Kind.
Smell: DIPA so the hops are up front. Pineapple is the main star with a pleasant sweetness in there.
Taste: I wouldn't call this big flavor but it is good. The pineapple comes through nicely and just enough sweetness to make it smooth. There is just the slightest bitterness, way on the back of the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Enjoyable light and not overly peppery with carbonation. I was a little concerned this was going to be gritty with unfiltered bits, but I didn't even really notice them at all.
Drinkability: This is a good beer and is quite enjoyable. However, I think there are IPA's that deliver without the added alcohol that I would be more likely to session. There are also bigger tasting DIPA's with similar ABV that I would prefer. Even with these short comings I find this beer much more interesting than the more highly regarded "Finest Kind".
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2011 20:49:12 | More by websherpa
More User Reviews:
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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