Big Nose IPA | Swamp Head Brewery

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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
Ratings:
276
Reviews:
50
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
8.98%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
55
For Trade:
1
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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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4.78/5  rDev +19.2%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of DrBill1962
4.7/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Paisanos in Gainesville. Piney, citrus with a very clean crisp taste. Not over the top hoppy but excellent IPA. Wish I could find it near home in Clearwater,FL

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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.65/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Medium amber (12) draft pour from 32oz growler with off whit head. Lite hop presence in the now and on the tongue. So easy to drink. An excellent IPA.

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4.65/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.64/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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4.62/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.56/5  rDev +13.7%

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4.56/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.52/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Counter pressure filled bottle from the brewery.

Glassware - Allagash Tulip

Appearance - Dark copper in color with initially a two-finger white head that falls down to a thin cap covering the entire beer. Nice lacing on the glass. A little dark for an IPA, closer to an amber/red ale in appearance. Still a fine looking beer.

Nose - Big fruity hop aroma in the nose. Lots of mango, pineapple and citrus (orange and tangerine). Smells a LOT like Hopslam.

Taste - Lots of hop flavor with light bitterness on the swallow. The flavor again is primarily fruity with a nice pine bittering note. Not a lot of malt character but very complex hop flavors.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate-light carbonation. Nice resinous finish I expect from an IPA.

Overall - Very good, dangerously drinkable IPA. If it were a little lighter in color it would be near perfect. Great beer.

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4.52/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.51/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I live in Gainesville and since they started canning this beer I've kept a six pack in my fridge at all times. This is the beer that got me into IPA's and is the one I recommend to all my friends that don't like the bitterness of IPA's. The malt sweetness gives this beer a great profile and openness to more casual beer drinkers.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Dark amber

S: Fruity floral hops, orange peel, grass

T: Almost perfect. A little on the sweet side. Malt backbone is very present. There is something so comforting about this IPA. It's sweet, fruity, and herbal - but none of these qualities are too pushy. After taste is dry, but still a bit of sweetness lingers, but nowhere near cloying.

F: Medium carbonation and mouthfeel is smooth and creamy for an IPA. Reminds me Resin from sixpoint.

O: Almost perfect...As far as tradional East Coast IPA's go, it is perfect. Sweet 'n smooth. It's that IPA to give to friend who doesn't like IPA's and it's brewed less than 40 miles from my house. Will be seeking out again.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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Big Nose IPA from Swamp Head Brewery
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