Big Nose IPA
Swamp Head Brewery

Big Nose IPABig Nose IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #815
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #7,120
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 8.71%
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
352
From:
Swamp Head Brewery
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  24
Gots
  73
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Big Nose IPABig Nose IPA
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Reviews: 61 | Ratings: 352 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by BobbyOlson:
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BobbyOlson from Michigan

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

Jan 02, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

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.

Mar 01, 2018
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Callmejfunk

3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a really nice beer. It's not too florally hoppy and not to heavy. This is the kind of IPA you can have many of and not feel too full. I just had it in a twelve beer sampler at Engine 15 in Jacksonville Beach and I think it came in second only to a giant of IPAs from Green Flash. BTdubs - the other Swamphead beers were also good representations of their type and quite tasty. I'll be taking a trip to Gainesville at some point...

Jul 09, 2014
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cambabeer from New York

4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an absolutely fantastic IPA. It's everything you want in an IPA, bordering on Imperial IPA. Lots of hops in the taste and nose. Super fruity and citrusy, nutmeg and chives, a little spicy and herbal in the finish. I have a swamp head growler and this is what I usually fill it with. Just great beer.

Aug 04, 2014
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Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia

3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Can from Modica Market Seaside Fl Sept 2017

Old school IPA right here. Hop bitterness (and subsequent flavor) gets over-ridden by sweet biscuity malt. Not my favorite take on the style, but still quaffable.

Nose has hints of pineapple and passion fruit. Pretty refreshing nonetheless..

Doubt this would be the favorite of hardcore hop heads. A weaker, fruitier Jai Alai, possibly (?)

Oct 01, 2017
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Holland from Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a beautiful amber/orange/gold color with a 1 finger head and a layer that stays throughout the glass. Sticks to the sides, too.

S: piney hops, some sweet brown sugar notes, and malt.

T: bitter counterbalanced with some sweetness and a lot of malt. Pine flavors come through with a hint of fruity flavor.

M: medium body with medium but fine carbonation. It feels wonderful.

O: very good beer from Swamp head. It's on par with the best IPAs of the south (Hop Art, Jai Alai). Definitely something to try if you get a chance to grab a growler during your time in Gainesville.

Feb 10, 2012
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Jerone from Florida

4.78/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy orange and amber with a nice fairly creamy head, awesome lacing, gorgeous beer.

S - Smells of citrusey grapefruit and hops, smells great.

T - Very tasty, citrus grapefruit and a bitter hop bite. A taste of bitter hops and some citrus stick in your mouth. A small malt backbone is there to provide a touch of balance but this beer is about the hops and they are fantastic.

M - medium bodied, coats your mouth with delicious hoppy goodness, medium carbonation.

O - Great beer, exactly what I want out of this type of beer. If I ever see this on tap I get it.

Jun 27, 2011
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jucifer1818 from Florida

3/5  rDev -25.4%

Nov 30, 2012
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tfsimpkins from Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Jun 04, 2012
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ufmib from Florida

4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jul 11, 2016
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avisong from Virginia

4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jun 01, 2015
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bluto25 from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Sep 24, 2012
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MacStinson from Michigan

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

Dec 31, 2018
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Remdog from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Oct 25, 2013
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SDRedDevil from California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

Sep 03, 2014
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wilfonzo from Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Jul 12, 2012
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cuvtcuv from Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

Jul 23, 2014
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TrickkyGangsta from Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

Dec 05, 2011
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BhmGator from Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Apr 07, 2019
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wertschy from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Jan 15, 2012
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st9647v3 from New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Oct 09, 2013
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NastyNorseman from New York

3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nov 19, 2019
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BrewtalAlement from Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

Aug 20, 2012
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KimenTshom from California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

May 27, 2014
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RandyBoBandy from Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Nov 15, 2013
Big Nose IPA from Swamp Head Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 352 ratings