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Big Nose IPA - Swamp Head Brewery

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Big Nose IPABig Nose IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

161 Ratings
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 11
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Swamp Head Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: drabmuh on 12-23-2009)
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Mikecap

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-15-2014 16:51:47 | More by Mikecap
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

08-18-2013 23:36:05 | More by Cynic-ale
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wo87810

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-07-2012 22:51:53 | More by wo87810
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.81/5  rDev -5.9%

On tap at the brewery.
The pour was clear and dark amber, with a very durable off-white head that left a moderate amount of sticky lacing on the glass. The nose features piney and, to a lesser extent, citrus hop notes. Given this, the flavor is less harsh than expected, with a solid if subtle malt base. Relatively full bodied for an IPA, with near medium carbonation. ABV partially hidden.

03-20-2013 22:19:36 | More by chinchill
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Beer21

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

10-06-2012 05:33:11 | More by Beer21
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johnyb

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-17-2014 00:13:17 | More by johnyb
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cjgator3

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%

Enjoyed on-tap at BJ's Restaraunt & Brewhouse. Pours a nice copper color with an off-white head. The aroma is a lot of citrusy hops and some malty notes as well. The taste like the aroma is dominated by the hoppy bitterness in the finish but has a nice amount of malt as well. Overall, Big Nose is a solid IPA that I will definitely purchase again.

06-05-2011 04:32:52 | More by cjgator3
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.83/5  rDev -5.4%

32 oz. growler poured into a pint glass. Thanks to nmbr0ne for this growler!

Appearance - Amber bodied with a small white head. Not great retention, but lots of sticky lacing down the sides.

Smell - Pine hops predominantly, but there's a good deal of malt to the nose as well. It is aromatic, but not in the best way. I suppose there's an equal blend of citrus and pine to the nose, but it isn't as inviting as other IPAs.

Taste - Similar hop profile. Citrus and pine. Strong malt backbone, but it's secondary to the hops, which I enjoy. It's just enough to combat an intensely bitter finish, which is slight pervasive.

Mouthfeel - That bitter finish is overwhelming. Not uncharacteristic, but strong. Low carbonation makes it feel very smooth, almost like a cask IPA. I've had this in other forms and it was similar in consistency, so I don't think it's the growler that does it.

Overall - Solid, but unremarkable. I'd drink this regularly partially to support local breweries and partially because it's pretty tasty.

11-07-2011 03:04:21 | More by Alieniloquium
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wilfonzo

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-12-2012 22:28:50 | More by wilfonzo
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aepb1

Florida

4.18/5  rDev +3.2%

A- Amber brown with a frothy white head and nice lacing

S- Some piney/floral hops up front and a nice malty body

T- A nice caramel malt up front creating a good body and finishing with a hoppy bite

M- Medium bodied, almost cream. Smooth with good carbonation

D- Very impressed with this, a nice complex IPA and local!

I've had this before and was certainly not as impressed. This time it was very fresh as the keg was tapped two days ago.

09-20-2010 04:05:51 | More by aepb1
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GoGators

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

11-13-2012 20:30:36 | More by GoGators
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mobrockman

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-20-2013 18:11:46 | More by mobrockman
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Freddy239

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-01-2013 23:06:08 | More by Freddy239
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user785335

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

06-24-2014 15:10:19 | More by user785335
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +8.6%

Enjoyed during my long weekend in Tampa. I had the chance to meet some great people and try some new and some amazing new things. Had a lot of fun, but glad to be home. Enjoyed on 4/11/2011.

Another guest tap at CCB, this was the first time I had gotten a chance to try an offering from them. Nice amber color with a light haze to it that seemed to settle out nicely as you went on. A decent head then formed, two inches at the most before coming down into a broken pillow of white that cratered out and left rocky lacing along the glass. Nice orange and tangerine aroma is well represented and produced a much needed light IPA that night. Each sip was clean, refreshing and dry, offering me some very nice touches of citrus hops and balanced bready malts. Finishing with a smooth and light aftertaste, I get hints of pineapple and soft orange on the final notes off the palate.

Overall very solid and very drinkable. I would have no problem at all with having this one again. Great choice to have on.

04-20-2011 01:50:10 | More by mikesgroove
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SirFreakOn

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

08-05-2013 02:07:04 | More by SirFreakOn
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

10-09-2013 00:59:42 | More by st9647v3
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K_Diggity

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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ninaturner

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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genogirl

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

09-28-2012 02:09:58 | More by genogirl
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

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Pennsylvania

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Big Nose IPA from Swamp Head Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.