Big Nose IPA - Swamp Head Brewery
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4.8/5 rDev +18.5%
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.
06-27-2011 18:55:27 | More by Jerone
4.53/5 rDev +11.9%
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.
02-24-2010 03:10:40 | More by mullenite
4.45/5 rDev +9.9%
*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.
04-18-2010 06:42:51 | More by mkomalley
Big Nose IPA from Swamp Head Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.