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Smuttynose Big A IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Big A IPASmuttynose Big A IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,498 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,498
Reviews: 872
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 87
Gots: 67 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ever since Stash Wojciechowski, the “Killer Kielbasa,” created this Imperial IPA for our Big Beer Series, Big A IPA has gotten a lot of attention. Lauded by the New York Times and Men's Journal Magazine, it’s been one of the most talked-about beers around. Brewed in very small quantities, it has also been one of the hardest-to-find. Until now.

Big A IPA has everything you’d want in an India Pale Ale, only more: more hops, more malt & more flavor. Na zdrowie!

120 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-16-2002)
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New Jersey

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +25.6%

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Taylor8189

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +25.6%

This beer is exactly what an Imperial IPA should look, taste, and feel like. I've had this beer almost ten times on tap over the past couple of months and every time I drink it I am reassured that it was a great decision. From the moment the server/ bartender places the beer down in front of you, you know it is going to be a treat. The initial smell is strong, full of hops...undertones of citrus fruit. It is very drinkable, almost too drinkable if I must say. The carbonation is very high as it should be and the alcohol is practically hidden. It almost feels like you're drinking a refreshing glass of carbonated grapefruit juice (if that exists haha). But on a serious note, this beer is absolutely fantastic. If you are looking for a heavy, drinkable, refreshing IPA that will literally knock your sock s off then look no further, you have found your poison.
DRINK THIS BEER.

03-28-2012 04:25:50 | More by Taylor8189
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Pennsylvania

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alkchrios

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +25.6%

This beer was served to me at Lord Hobos in Mass... I had the 2004 and it was amazing.. I expected it to be rather full and bitter but it wasnt that. This was a great great beer.. aged perfectly..not overbearing in the least... On the pallet a lot of wheat and hops is present with a nice burnt sugar taste. very very good... i wish i didnt have to write 250 words for this review when all I should have to say is.. this is a big a ipa 2004... you should prooobably grab this is you come across it.

07-16-2010 04:03:24 | More by alkchrios
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Maryland

5/5  rDev +25.6%

wow.
this is one dam good beer.
pours a slightly hazy coppery orange with hints of ruby when held to the light. Forms a decent 1 inch head that is sticky and creamy and sticks around a good while leaving nice lacing
aroma is big hops, citrusy grapefruit and floral with hints of alcohol and a nice malt profile lingers as well
taste was so so at first until it warmed up a bit then it all hell broke loose :). Nice floral and citrus flavors make up the bulk of this brew followed by a carmel sweet malt hit and a nice warming from the alcohol. it finishes dry and crisp and was very drinkable. I should have bought two.

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Smuttynose Big A IPA from Smuttynose Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,498 ratings.