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