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Smuttynose Big A IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,483 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,483
Reviews: 872
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 86
Gots: 63 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Smutty Nose has never disappointed so far, always in the top quartile in any give style.
This is their flagship DIPA. As DIPAs go, this is a great one.

A: Cloudy medium amber body with lots of lacing and a lasting head.

S: Excellent aromas of pine and round hops (rather than sharp grapefruit ones), tending to an old world, English style - very good. Very sappy, oily, piney, woody. A marine like acetone from the alcohol, but pleasant.

T: Lots of English Malty sweetness, caramel & Honey. Hops take over and drive a long, bitter finish with pine, grasses, herbs, hay, and a bit of orange rind. Dry finish.

MF: One of the best. Creamy, medium to full body, serious, satifying and begging for another. Definitely let this one warm to cellar temperature and drink from a tulip.

Plays well on the palate. Up there in the top tier of DIPAs.

Serving type: bottle

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Smuttynose Big A IPA from Smuttynose Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,483 ratings.