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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

161 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 11
Gots: 13 | 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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Ratings: 161 | Reviews: 33 | Display Reviews Only:
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KimenTshom

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-27-2014 20:21:29 | More by KimenTshom
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rdoggg

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-26-2014 02:18:11 | More by rdoggg
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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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cljohnson1001

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-07-2014 12:28:44 | More by cljohnson1001
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-30-2014 22:41:02 | More by SaCkErZ9
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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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MightiestBeard

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-29-2014 01:55:44 | More by MightiestBeard
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Dag48

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

03-28-2014 23:44:21 | More by Dag48
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DangerDawg

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-17-2014 00:44:35 | More by DangerDawg
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BeerBeast

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-05-2014 01:59:24 | More by BeerBeast
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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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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-20-2014 11:34:55 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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johnyb

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-17-2014 00:13:17 | More by johnyb
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Mikecap

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-15-2014 16:51:47 | More by Mikecap
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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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gatorlove

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-27-2014 03:21:28 | More by gatorlove
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-02-2014 20:23:42 | More by CDCNAM
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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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Trish

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

12-15-2013 00:24:09 | More by Trish
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fmccormi

New York

4.04/5  rDev -0.2%

Straight pour from a 32oz twist-off growler CO2-purged, filled, and plastic-wrap-sealed at the brewery this past Sunday afternoon, now two days ago. Poured into a teku.

Appearance (4.25): A solid three fingers of beautiful, cappuccino-colored foam that’s tight around the edges with fat and crackly bubbles near the middle comes off of the pour, capping a rich, burnt orange-amber body with just a chill haze. The head dies down at a moderate pace, leaving a few wisps of lace here and there, plus a few thick half-collars and arcs, etc. Retention is average but the lacing is surprisingly really, really solid.

Smell (4.0): Spicy resin tones, fresh orange peels and orange oil with a strongly acidic component, toasted country bread, some caramelized sugar, some fresh grass, and something green and “herbal” hanging out in back. It’s a nice, well-rounded nose, and I like the orange peel thing going on.

Taste (4.0): Follows the nose in a lot of ways, though the resin takes a backseat to the oily orange peel aspect, which bridges hop flavor and bitterness smoothly, with good, acidic orange flavor blurred with bitter citrus oil, which in turn meshes well with the toasted character of the malt body: moderately-toasted whole wheat bread and some caramelized sugar, like on an old-school cinnamon bun (not the sticky kind). The hops leave a nice aftertaste, with the hop oiliness leaving a resinous finish that feels gaseous. This IPA isn’t screaming with novel, trendy hop character, but it’s just a well-crafted, citrusy, classic American IPA. If there’s any booze, it’s woven into that oily finish and masked well.

Mouthfeel (4.25): Soft, easily-foaming carbonation tingles lightly and evenly all over, matching a medium-weight body with a nice, chewy midsection and a solidly dry finish. Drinks exactly like a well-hopped IPA at 7+% ABV should.

Overall (4.0): Super well-rounded and generally very well-crafted, as the style goes. Even if it isn’t the most insanely dry-hopped IPA and doesn’t utilize any particularly trendy varieties, it’s just a really solid, solid example of the style, and in the end that counts for a lot. A 4.0 is pretty much a dead-on score for this beer, overall. I dig Swamp Head.

11-27-2013 00:48:10 | More by fmccormi
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RandyBoBandy

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

11-15-2013 04:06:01 | More by RandyBoBandy
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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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roger617

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

10-25-2013 19:33:07 | More by Remdog
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

10-09-2013 00:59:42 | More by st9647v3
Big Nose IPA from Swamp Head Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.