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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

142 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 12
Gots: 6 | 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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unclejimbay

Florida

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap @ Kickbacks
Appearance was golden copper with fluffy head and enduring lace.
Mild aromas of hop citrus and a hint of pine.
Tastes as it smells on a solid malt/caramel backbone. Citrus hop flavors are less than I expected, perhaps this is not the freshest batch?
Mouthfeel was medium-full for an IPA, appropraitte carbonation.
Drinkable IPA for sure, but I seemed to prefer the Stumpknocker APA much more. The Stumpknocker has a big huge citrus aroma and flavor that was lacking in this offering. I am willing to bet this IPA is just as awesome as the APA when it is fresh. Overall a great brew, just not the best offering in my experience to date.

Additional info;
I ttended a Swamphead Beer dinner at Kickbacks here in Jacksonville Florida 12/13/2010. The lineup overall impressed me, brews were appropriatte to style and well done across the board. I most notably enjoyed the Hoe Hoe Hoe Wit, Tupelo Cream Ale, Stumpknocker APA, and 10-10-10 Whiskey Barrel Aged as standouts for the evening. Overall a very talented brewery across the entire lineup. I had chance to meet Luke the owner who was a great guy, and Craig the brewer who was passionate and open to share his processes. Both were knowlegdable and I am very excited about this new Florida Brewery.

Here is are most of the Swamphead brews that were offered at the dinner;
Hoe Hoe Hoe Winter Seasonal - a Belgian style specialty ale with cranberries, ginger and orange blossom honey
Wild Night Tupelo Honey Cream Ale
Cottonmouth Belgian Style Wheatbier
Stumpknocker American Pale Ale
Big Nose IPA
Saison du Swamp - Florida Style Saison with rye
10-10-10 Imperial IPA
10-10-10 Imperial IPA aged in Palm Ridge Whiskey barrels
Midnight Oil Oatmeal Stout with locally roasted organic fair trade coffee
Alderwood Smoked Porter
Chipotle Smoked Porter
Stumpknocker infused with Chipotle peppers
Catherine's Inspiration - Russian Imperial Stout
Catherine's Passion - Russian Imperial Stout infused with organic cocoa nibs and Midnight Oil coffee

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2010 16:02:00 | More by unclejimbay
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3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
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Big Nose IPA from Swamp Head Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.