Big Nose IPA | Swamp Head Brewery

Big Nose IPABig Nose IPA
BA SCORE
87.2%
Liked This Beer
4.03 w/ 282 ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by drabmuh on 12-23-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,634
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
282
Liked:
246
Avg:
4.03/5
pDev:
8.93%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
57
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 282 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of MLFrank
4.6/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of russpowell
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent, but hazed amber with 2+ fingers of cream colored head. Great head retention & good lacing

S: Big-time breadyness, orange peel, fading once warm

T: Follows the nose, woody hops & dryness as well up front. Dryness, woody hops, restrained bready sweetness once this beer warms. Finishes with orange peel, woody bitterness & dryness

MF: Medium body, moderate carbonation, skews a little bitter

Drinks easy, this beer sadly is is 4 months old, will seek out a newer itteration when given the chance

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Photo of nrbw23
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesK
3.49/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kell50
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beachops
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbauer
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenBreeg
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bammer21
2.89/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of philday
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a deep amber-gold body flecked with a large amount of suspended particles. Fullish, off-white head. Minor lacing.

Smell: Bready malts with a sweet toffee edge about it, tangerine and red grapefruits as well as some tropical bits of mango. Thin, thin hint of butter. Lightly floral, lightly piney.

Taste: Bready malts, gently toasted grains. Caramel, toffee sweetness in the fore. Ultra light buttery hint. Citrusy, as well as some tropical tones and floral accents with just a sliver of resiny pine. Medium bitterness. Bittersweet finish with some lingering fruitiness and just a little bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A little on the sweet side and may be exhibiting a touch of diacetyl, but, there's some nice hop flavors there.

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Photo of emptyglassagain
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jimpyle48
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sampled from draft

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

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skellbop
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Reef
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a six pack purchased in Gainesville, so should have been reasonably fresh. Pours a copper-orange with a two inch head. Curtains of lacing as you drink. Aroma is faint piney-citrus. Taste is a nicely balanced citrus with pine notes but no bitterness. Very smooth, an enjoyable experience. Looking forward to trying this on draft when I get back to Florida.

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Photo of Chasegator
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look- Golden to dark golden with minimal head
Smell- Minimal. Citrus, hops and floral hints
Taste- strong taste of citrus and hops. Hints of floral similar to the nose
Feel- medium bodied
Overall- Good IPA. Nose does not portray the strong taste the beer has. Good taste with citrus, hops and floral hints.

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Photo of Ctb6582
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of breardon1776
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Drinking at steamers in Cedar key. Amber color with orange hue. Fluffy beige head that disapates quickly. Aroma is earthy and pine. Good mellow pine/hoppy taste. Drinks crisp and smooth. Overall a slow girly netter than average IPA

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Photo of jhartley
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of larryarms847
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a somewhat coppery golden with a thin layer light foam.

Pungent sweet caramel malt notes, a bit of citrusy tangerine and grapefruit notes, and a fair amount of grassy/herbal notes.

Herbal and citrusy hops lend notes of tangerine, grapefruit pith, pine, and fresh cut grass while the sturdy malt backbone lends sweet notes of caramel and fresh baked bread.

Light-medium bodied, medium carbonation, starts sticky sweet and caramelly while resinous and bitter citrus leaves the palate dry.

Overall, while this falls off a bit in the mouthfeel with a little too prevalent of a dry bitter finish, this is highly drinkable and a tasty and delicious beverage.

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Photo of descobar
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: deep gold with thick off-white head with good retention. just a shade of hazyness and decent lacing present. Smell: all citrusy, spicey hops with hints of mandarin and grapefruit Taste: bready/caramely malt flavors attempt to balance (not all successfully) the strong bitterness and citrusy, resiny hop flavors as mentioned above. Feel: astringency on the strong side, its medium bodied with resiny texture and lively carbonation. Overall: balance is a difficult word to use with IIPAs (this one is borderline) or even IPAs... but I like the flavors I taste. Not my favorite IPA by any means, but I like it.

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Photo of Corburk
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bb-magic
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Big Nose IPA from Swamp Head Brewery
Beer rating: 87.2% out of 100 with 282 ratings
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