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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
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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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Kelly88

Kentucky

2.25/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a Growler a few times into my bells tulip.

A- dark orange brown, kind of mahogany. White head that is initially good that transforms into a wispy scattered cap with a strong encompassing ring of foam.

S- not very good. Very unpleasant metallic smell that reminds me of rust. Metallic smell is all I'm getting and its really off putting.

T- metallic flavors return but are also accompanied by a slight citrus hop profile. Soapy and rusty would be my best descriptors. Weird.

M- light crisp and nice carbonation. This is a great feel to bad the flavors don't make you want to drink more.

Overall I am very disappointed. One of the strangest tastes I've come across make this difficult to drink. Take this review with a grain of salt. This beer traveled a very long distance and I'm sure that has something to do with it. I just recorded what I tasted.

Serving type: growler

04-25-2011 01:27:14 | More by Kelly88
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Greg_Nall

Florida

3/5  rDev -25.9%

04-07-2014 20:17:01 | More by Greg_Nall
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jucifer1818

Florida

3/5  rDev -25.9%

11-30-2012 04:09:17 | More by jucifer1818
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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

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

04-04-2013 15:21:31 | More by K_Diggity
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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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genogirl

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

05-10-2013 12:18:56 | More by FUwolfpacker
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goatsby

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

04-28-2013 14:05:11 | More by goatsby
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Skrypt

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

05-07-2013 12:32:01 | More by Skrypt
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tazzman

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

04-21-2013 20:29:04 | More by tazzman
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pixieskid

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

08-06-2012 20:12:04 | More by pixieskid
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roger617

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

10-26-2013 00:11:12 | More by roger617
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runner0916

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

02-07-2013 05:36:43 | More by runner0916
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from quart-sized growler into a Westbrook pint glass.

A: Deep gold, nearly bronze; mildly hazy. Forms more than a finger's worth of white head atop medium visible carbonation.

S: Pine resin, grassy, and floral hops over a noticeable bready malt backbone.

T: Juicy citrus/orange, pine resin, grass and floral hops up front, then the bready malts come through. Only moderately bitter, and a short hop bitter hang.

M: Low carbonation sensation, medium body but almost creamy mouthfeel. The alcohol presence is well-hidden.

O: I'm disappointed. Not that it was awful or anything, but I've had this at festivals before and rather enjoyed it. It just doesn't shine here - it seems like it suffered from the growler fill, but I personally watched the guy fill the growler at the brewery less than six hours ago. Not sure what happened here. I'm sure I'll try it again and update the review if needed.

Serving type: growler

07-08-2013 14:38:31 | More by macrosmatic
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breakingbland

Michigan

3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Beautiful deep golden with a ring of foam.

Aroma: A slight malt can be detected. The hops contribute a piney, citrus component.

Taste: Hoppy without being over-the-top. Maltiness comes through and has a toasty component. There is an astringent grapefruit aftertaste. 

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is low to moderate with fine bubbles. This beer has a fairly light body.

Overall: As one who prefers malty beers, I enjoyed this IPA as it had an interesting and not overpowering hops profile that let the maltiness come through. I'll look for this beer again while we're in Florida.

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2013 02:34:24 | More by breakingbland
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer served on draft. Beer is hazy and dark amber / almost dark orange. Forms a thin white head that is broken and made up of tiny bubbles and a few really large soapy bubbles. Carbonation is moderate, leaves almost no lacing on the glass.

The beer is called "Big Nose" so I'm expecting a lot from the aroma. There is a strong citrusy hop aroma to the beer. I am also picking up on some malt in there. Kind of oversold the aroma a bit. With a name like "Big Nose" I should be able to smell it from across the table.

Beer has a lot of great hop flavor and nice back of the mouth bitterness but there is a lot of malt in there. The malt character is a little too high for my tastes in an IPA. Beer has a medium body, drinkability high and good. Its a pretty good American IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2009 21:06:55 | More by drabmuh
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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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Scott_at_Beer_Frog


3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

12-29-2012 21:23:15 | More by Scott_at_Beer_Frog
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BeerBucks

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

04-04-2013 17:10:14 | More by BeerBucks
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tfsimpkins

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

06-04-2012 14:24:12 | More by tfsimpkins
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DustinSWB

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

11-04-2013 03:56:39 | More by DustinSWB
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sd123

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-26-2014 01:31:21 | More by sd123
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BoilerUpNavy

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

07-12-2014 01:40:19 | More by BoilerUpNavy
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Pearlstreetbrewingco

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

12-31-2013 14:24:56 | More by Pearlstreetbrewingco
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Big Nose IPA from Swamp Head Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.