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Big Nose IPA | Swamp Head Brewery

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Big Nose IPABig Nose IPA
BA SCORE
4.03/5
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287 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:
#3,779
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
287
pDev:
8.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
59
Trade:
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Ratings: 287 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of Kelly88
2.25/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a Growler a few times into my bells tulip.

A- dark orange brown, kind of mahogany. White head that is initially good that transforms into a wispy scattered cap with a strong encompassing ring of foam.

S- not very good. Very unpleasant metallic smell that reminds me of rust. Metallic smell is all I'm getting and its really off putting.

T- metallic flavors return but are also accompanied by a slight citrus hop profile. Soapy and rusty would be my best descriptors. Weird.

M- light crisp and nice carbonation. This is a great feel to bad the flavors don't make you want to drink more.

Overall I am very disappointed. One of the strangest tastes I've come across make this difficult to drink. Take this review with a grain of salt. This beer traveled a very long distance and I'm sure that has something to do with it. I just recorded what I tasted.

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

Photo of Greg_Nall
3/5  rDev -25.6%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of BeerTest
3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of BlackVeg
3.15/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of st9647v3
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of jaswilson2
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of greg4579
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Sabtos
3.33/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear copper with a creamy beige head. Spongey uneven walls of lacing.

Aromas of caramel malt, butter, and piney, candied grapefruit.

Flavors of toffee and nuts, with a sting of mildly bitter hops, grapefruit rind, and dandelion.

At first seems like a wet finish, but it dries up quite a bit in no time.

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Photo of charrel
3.39/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 jworkman
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of roger617
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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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Big Nose IPA from Swamp Head Brewery
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 287 ratings
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