adamelb (5) - Schenectady, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Once again a Butternuts brew that I feel has been underrated for having a fair balance of flavors. Butternuts are the kings of doing nothing spectacular, but I can hardly fault them for it. They consistently brew balanced beers with tame flavors and Snapperhead is no different. An IPA with a subdued hop profile, great light malt flavor and a smooth carbonation to boot. As much as craft breweries like to take risk with bold flavors, Butternuts does the opposite and isnít afraid to make good beer with subtle flavor. Certainly enough hops and the right malt flavor to be a no doubt IPA, but definitely a light, refreshing, session-able take on the style.
Pith (123) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. Iím really surprised at all of these negative ratings. The style says IPA, but itís a malt-base IPA. Gorgeous milk tea taste. Pours slightly cloudy dark gold with white head. Aroma- milk tea and light chocolate. Defies IPA- definite milk tea light, heavy, then light with floral and earthy hops. Finish is chocolate milk (or bubble tea) with long but subtle floral and earth. Beautiful.
SanfordBrewer (1390) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
hazy orange with a sudsy white head. syrupy medium-full body with medium-high carbonation.
aroma: very sweet malt (like malt extract), orangy citrus.
taste: lots of syrupy sweet malt, lots of bitter citrusy hops.
bisc06 (3) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bready, doughy, almost like a light stout. grassy metallic aroma. truly the furthest thing from an IPA but an excellent beer nonetheless.
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a cloudy golden orange with a thin off-white head. nose of pine and butterscotch. flavor is heavy butterscotch, pineapple, and caramel. lots of piney hoppiness. resiny aftertaste. nice and dry. very drinkable.
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can from mix 12 pack. I love the colors and graphics on all of their cans. The colors are bright and the graphics are playful and you can tell that they are having fun with their beer business.
The aroma is a little grassy, but the peach-ring candy flavor dominates. The first sip is sweet and not very bitter for an IPA. The sweet dark malt and subtle hops make for a session IPA worthy of stemware... but I can picture myself sipping one one from the can by a fire pit this summer. This has been the best so far from the mix pack.
nuplastikk (4269) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can. Hazy orange color. Bitter and dry, with a pronounced citrus hop bite. Crisp and sweet malt shine through a little. Quite an enjoyable IPA, wish i knew the ABV.
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - AUG 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can purcased at the brewery in Garrattsville, NY. Pours to a slightly hazy, deep golden to light amber color, with a short, white, head, and a good carbonation. The nose is pleasing on this beer with some zesty and herbal hop aroma. The palate is soft, with some good pale malt flavor, paired with a touch of caramel, light, jammy esters, and some mild herbal hop flavor. This beer finishes with more pale malt and light fruit up front, then ends with a pleasing herbal/zesty hop tang that slightly lingers. Another flavorful, yet very drinkable beer from Butternuts. I really enjoy the drinkability of these beers, and for one appreciate that this is a type of beer I could have more than a few of, and one I could enjoy with a number of dishes.
goldfish19 (50) - Long Island, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
~ Purchased a 6-pack from Big Z Beverage in Huntington, NY. I was running late for a poker game and I needed something quick, cold, and fast. The bright yellow cans immediately caught my attention. Golden in color, this IPA has good carbonation and a big frothy white head. Citrus and floral hops complete the aroma. Taste is sweet and slightly bitter. Snapperhead was very easy to drink considering itís rated at almost 7% ABV.
Conclusion: Not the best IPA, but certainly not the worst. Iím surprised I enjoyed this beer as much as I did. A nice treat! ~
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Source:12 oz can.
Appearance:Poured a little out to get the appearance. Clear orange pour with an off white head.
Aroma:Grapefruit and caramel.
Flavor:Grapefruit and caramel, with a slight burned sugar note.
Palate:Medium body with solid carbonation.
Overall:The burned tinge aside, this was pretty good in my opinion.