Smuttynose Big A IPA | Smuttynose Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
1,722 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good
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Smuttynose Big A IPASmuttynose Big A IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
smuttynose.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ever since Stash Wojciechowski, the “Killer Kielbasa,” created this Imperial IPA for our Big Beer Series, Big A IPA has gotten a lot of attention. Lauded by the New York Times and Men's Journal Magazine, it’s been one of the most talked-about beers around. Brewed in very small quantities, it has also been one of the hardest-to-find. Until now.

Big A IPA has everything you’d want in an India Pale Ale, only more: more hops, more malt & more flavor. Na zdrowie!

120 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-16-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,722
Reviews:
896
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
10.83%
 
 
Wants:
105
Gots:
164
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Fettpopps
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wiffler27
4.37/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pours light orange with a thick white head.

smells fruity, has a very sweet aroma. maybe some pineapple

taste is different than most dIPAs. light and sweet, tropical fruit abound!

goes down very smooth, leaves a bitter trail at the end.

overall this is a pretty good beer! always enjoy Smuttynose beers and this is no different. very light for a dIPA which isn't a bad thing but it is different and worth noting. easy drinking!

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.08/5  rDev -22.4%
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours hazy gold under a 1” off-white foam collar receds to a thick, lacy film. S: Big malt and spicy, floral, citrus hops. T: Rich malt and fruit and a hefty dose of hop bitterness that lingers. F: Creamy, soft, medium high carbonation and medium to medium high body. O: Drinks like a bitter tonic with the hops and malt not quite in balance.

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3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
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3.42/5  rDev -13.9%
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3.45/5  rDev -13.1%
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3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
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3.67/5  rDev -7.6%
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4.36/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
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3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
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4.39/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Smuttynose Big A IPA from Smuttynose Brewing Company
3.97 out of 5 based on 1,722 ratings.
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