Big Nose IPA | Swamp Head Brewery

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Big Nose IPABig Nose IPA
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4.02/5
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Big Nose IPABig Nose IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Swamp Head Brewery
Florida, United States
swamphead.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by drabmuh on 12-23-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,063
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
307
pDev:
8.96%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
64
Trade:
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Photo of Shroom
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Delicious out of the can- compares very well with Jai-Alai for great Florida IPAs.
Availability in grocers and mini-marts is good.

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Photo of spectru
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy copper color with a frothy creamy head; The hops are evident in the smell, not as strongly hoppy as I had expected from reading the label, but there is something else there too, something sweet; Very flavorful, again not as hoppy or malty as I had expected. There is an unusual distinctive flavor, zesty, a little sweet, but I can't identify it. It may be the 'mystical nectar' referred to on the label. Mouthfeel is smooth and tangy with mild to moderate carbonation. I don't think this will ever be a favorite, but I sure wouldn't turn it down.

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Photo of JayPettey
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of samlack1010
3.08/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of dcbeers
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Carmack
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreenBayBA
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gavage
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: amber in color with a 1/2" head.

Smell: mild malt aroma.

Taste: caramel, bread, grapefruit, orange, some pineapple, and an earthy hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer . Light crispness throughout.

Overall: a solid IPA that goes down easy.

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Photo of SFC21
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FLima
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber color with a thick off-white head with medium retention and leaving some laces.
Aroma with notes of resin, caramel, grapefruit and pine.
Flavor with notes of white pepper, ginger, resin, pine, grapefruit, toasted malts and orange marmalade. Dry and bitter aftertaste with a long finish.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 7.3%l is well disguised.
Very good American IPA with bold spicy and resiny notes. Although it has a somewhat traditional recipe, it has an original flavor with different intensities for key notes of the style. This is more of a big mouth rather than big nose (ps. hard to tell when it was canned given the lack of respect to client for not providing a date).

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scream
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Taterturnt
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oakley
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

usually when an ipa pours an amber color my initial thought is to be turned off. i am over the old school over balanced sweet malty hoppy beers, these richer grains always seems out of proportion to me, and its really something i generally do not prefer in the style. thats why this one was such a surprise when i got into it, it sure is copper colored, but the hops here are amazing, and this particular grain base seems to support them really well, its a great match, and its not sweet at all somehow, clean and minerally. i get piney oily west coast hops in both nose and taste, slightly candied or crystalline or something, fresh though too, and bold, above the big grain, spruce and juniper and even pineapple, a cool, albeit simple and familiar profile. it being so low alcohol is great too, i could blast a bunch of these and would be more than happy too, its delicious. its dry for its color too, which is surprising and i think makes the hoppy finish really good. i really enjoyed the beers i had from swamp head on my recent trip to florida, and this was one of the better florida ipas i came across.

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Photo of Mxsluis
3.72/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Miketess32
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vandelay1863
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cd34
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BobbyOlson
4.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beermeister9
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Griphon
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wiz99
4.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrettBrews
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Big Nose IPA from Swamp Head Brewery
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 307 ratings