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RATINGS: 1041   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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For our hopping regime we went with Cascade and Nuggets in the boiling addition. Centennials were added every 5 minutes for the last 30 minutes of the boil. We added Crystals into the whirlpool. Dry hopping was done in both the fermentor after primary fermentation and the bright tank. We used a mixture of Chinook, Nuggets, and Sterlings in the fermentors and whole leaf Centennials in the bright tank.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arayaga2 (1820) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2006 Robust, speckled head , and dark cidery appearance with substantial sediment. Strong citrus rhindy taste perfectly complements its hoppiness. Perhaps a tad too bitter a finish, though

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
heykevin (1277) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2005
Golden, with nice fluffy head. Really nice citric grapefruit and orange rind aroma, intense. Big beefy hop flavor, more of the same really, but well balanced. Good bitterness, bags of hop flavor. This one’s a real winner

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2005
one of the most drinkable and pleasurable double ipa’s out there, and in my opinion a great one to get started on. the guy on the front doesn’t look like much of a beer drinker, but perhaps it just means that this is a ’big’ beer, thus the ’big’ beer series. more available and price friendly for it’s size and quality. quite golden in color, think of hop wallop, but not as hugely aggressive and with a nicer malt sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (3102) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2005
Thanks to Heemer77 for sharing. Pale soft orange, slightly hazy. Just a bit of white head. Caramel in hops in the nose--loaded with citrus and lemon. Fruity with a sort of ice tea character. Resiny almost soapy (in not such a bad way) bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5129) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2005 Thin white head with a very dark orange and copper coloring. The aroam is caramel and oranges. There is also some dark bread. The taste has grapefruit, dirt, tree bark and some nice tobacco. This finishes fairly dry. Slightly thin mouthfeel. Thanks ClarkVV for the trade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2005
Beautiful color. Amber hue with just the right amount of white head. Strong hop taste. Smells sweet but tastes stronger. A great IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2005
Amber colored body with a big bubbley head. Aroma is very flowery, somewhat perfume-like. Very well balanced flavor. Huge hops but not overpowering. Alcohol well-hidden. Smutty can brew some ipa’s!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2004
The IPA pours golden brown with hints of sunkist orange and plenty of hops in the aroma. The hops heighten with the first taste of this smuttynose IPA. The Big A IPA is very different from this style of IPA. Big A is also a more traditional style of IPA than their irginal with a very bittery, hoppy taste that lingers in the after taste. That Smuttynose knows how to make a damn good IPA!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivo (2604) - GERMANY - DEC 27, 2004
Hoppy nose, amber color, tall foamy head. Sweet malt base that is really not significant but supports the late arriving dirty hop bitter. Kindy one dimensional and not really balanced. I can appreciate the aggressive hoppy, but overall it just doesn’t all come together for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YogiBeera (2510) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2004
Vintage 2004: Big rocky "Adrian" shouting head on the amber colored beer. Sweet hoppy, grassy nose. Chalky dry and bitter taste which leads to a long nice aftertaste.

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