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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

146 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 11
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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Willowdunn


5/5  rDev +23.5%

07-30-2012 00:04:41 | More by Willowdunn
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GatorBeer

Florida

5/5  rDev +23.5%

12-17-2011 15:01:25 | More by GatorBeer
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Jerone

Florida

4.8/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy orange and amber with a nice fairly creamy head, awesome lacing, gorgeous beer.

S - Smells of citrusey grapefruit and hops, smells great.

T - Very tasty, citrus grapefruit and a bitter hop bite. A taste of bitter hops and some citrus stick in your mouth. A small malt backbone is there to provide a touch of balance but this beer is about the hops and they are fantastic.

M - medium bodied, coats your mouth with delicious hoppy goodness, medium carbonation.

O - Great beer, exactly what I want out of this type of beer. If I ever see this on tap I get it.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2011 18:55:27 | More by Jerone
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malonelocke

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

07-29-2013 16:28:51 | More by malonelocke
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twizzbeatz

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

04-02-2012 06:11:35 | More by twizzbeatz
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jme015

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

09-13-2013 14:38:16 | More by jme015
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danielc103


4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

12-08-2012 21:24:21 | More by danielc103
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mullenite

Florida

4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Counter pressure filled bottle from the brewery.

Glassware - Allagash Tulip

Appearance - Dark copper in color with initially a two-finger white head that falls down to a thin cap covering the entire beer. Nice lacing on the glass. A little dark for an IPA, closer to an amber/red ale in appearance. Still a fine looking beer.

Nose - Big fruity hop aroma in the nose. Lots of mango, pineapple and citrus (orange and tangerine). Smells a LOT like Hopslam.

Taste - Lots of hop flavor with light bitterness on the swallow. The flavor again is primarily fruity with a nice pine bittering note. Not a lot of malt character but very complex hop flavors.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate-light carbonation. Nice resinous finish I expect from an IPA.

Overall - Very good, dangerously drinkable IPA. If it were a little lighter in color it would be near perfect. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2010 03:10:40 | More by mullenite
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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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powpig2002

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

09-08-2012 01:37:58 | More by powpig2002
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MightiestBeard

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-29-2014 01:55:44 | More by MightiestBeard
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chasedaway


4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-11-2012 23:46:01 | More by chasedaway
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TripelMark

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-07-2014 14:02:44 | More by TripelMark
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bdoggboston

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-26-2013 03:46:15 | More by bdoggboston
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GoGata

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-16-2013 23:39:22 | More by GoGata
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NinetyNineBottles

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-09-2013 01:43:34 | More by NinetyNineBottles
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custiskid

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-28-2014 16:29:45 | More by custiskid
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Poppellian

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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wertschy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

01-15-2012 00:15:16 | More by wertschy
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mrsimm

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-27-2012 23:25:39 | More by mrsimm
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LittleJoe


4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-04-2013 21:40:12 | More by LittleJoe
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mkomalley

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

*We let the beer sit at room temperature for ~20 minutes before tasting*

Into the glass very little lacing, medium carbonation--may be due to the growler. Cloudy, gold/copper color. In the nose strong grapefruit and pine--very pronounced aroma. On the palate, bright grapefruit notes--strong hops with an appropriate malty backbone. A well balanced IPA.

Serving type: growler

04-18-2010 06:42:51 | More by mkomalley
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jgagne

Kentucky

4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this beer from tap at tasty Buddha in Gainesville

A-Great appearance with a nice medium deep amber color and a nice prominent white head

S- The smell is a wonderful combination of citrus and hops. In my opinion how a IPA should smell like.

T-The taste is not your average IPA taste, this beer dosent attack like most IPAs. Instead it lulls you in with a wonderful citrusy taste and then effortlessly moves into hopes galore that should make any IPA fan happy

O-I first had this beer a couple months ago and just got to reviewing after my lunch at tasty buddha. This beer is possibly my favorite IPA so far and i will keep on enjoying it every time i can. Great Beer!

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2011 02:29:10 | More by jgagne
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Triples

Florida

4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Long time coming but worth the wait. We got the first beer from the first keg at World of Beer in Viera, Fl.

Delightful citrusy hop aroma. Nicely balanced fresh hops with enough malt. Slightly astringent. Poor head retention - no lace. (new keg?)

Second one is even better - nice head and some lace. Very drinkable beer. Glad to see Swamphead get it's distribution going. New fav.

Serving type: on-tap

04-03-2010 22:07:12 | More by Triples
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2011 01:50:10 | More by mikesgroove
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Big Nose IPA from Swamp Head Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.