Smuttynose Big A IPA
From Smuttynose – Big A IPA has everything you’d want in an India Pale Ale, only more: more hops, more malt & more flavor. Now it’s available year-round, so you can enjoy this big, flavorful beer any time you want. Na zdrowie!
Smuttynose Brewing – Smuttynose Big A IPA – 12 oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint glass. – 9.7% abv.
Appearance: Pours a very cloudy amber gold with a dense fluffy off white head that retains quite well.
Aroma: Citrus, sweet malt and pine.
Taste: Big bitter hops, fruity sweetness, candied grapefruit. Finishes spicy, sweet and bitter.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, sticky. Prickly carbonation.
Overall: Very hoppy, fairly malty, very solid and enjoyable. It also didn’t drink like a nearly 10% beer, partially because it didn’t and partially because I love hops.