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Swamp Head Big Nose IPA

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Created with crystal clear spring water that originates in the Okeefenokee Swamp, Big Nose IPA is a mystical elixir for hop lovers. Inhale the aroma and devour the flavor of Big Nose. Big Nose features massive amounts of late flavor and aroma hops, augmented with dry hopping and our unique hop filtering process as we transfer the fermented ale to conditioning tanks for carbonation and aging. A rich malt backbone combines with the intense hop flavors to deliver a balanced finish that will keep you coming back to say BEER ME! Ingredients: American barley malts Centennial and Amarillo Hops Production targets: Original gravity: 17.5 Brix IBUs: 50 Alcohol By Volume: 7.3%


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (1403) - Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2015
Old rating. Solid IPA, but nothing mind blowing. Good citrus and piney hops. Moderately sweet malty body. Balanced. Good.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackl (5369) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Keg @ Swamp Head. Russet red with a white head. Big and sweet nose. Strong toffee and marzipan. Grass shoots. Lemon and resinous pine. Similar flavor. Quite sweet. Sickly. Sort of surprising given this brewery’s easy-drinking nature of their lineup. Medium body, active carb. Not my thing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (5605) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2015
On tap at Teak neighborhood grill
Cloudy dark golden with a medium sized off-white head, lots of lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit. Flavors of caramel, bready and pine
Ok, but malty

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
LuckyDog (601) - - FEB 21, 2015
This is a truly great IPA. Very hoppy, but not a hop bomb. Good balance. Very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2614) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 17, 2015
on tap @ Swamp Head / Gainesville FL --- Good looking clear medium caramel malt color, full white head cover, globs and pieces of lace. Taste is sweet malt with strong citrus hops that enter in the palate. Just a bit of malt re-appears in the finish. Typical IPA, but still well done.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricyclist (1000) - Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2015
A respectable offering. As far as IPAs go, it’s pretty balanced. Has a sweeter malt nose with plenty of hop coming through. Flavor is similar, hop forward but with moderate caramel notes. Resinous on the mouth with pine in there. Fuller body, but still drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1748) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2014
From a growler filled at the brewery. Pours a darker amber color with white head. Citrus, floral notes, grass, and some pine on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with hop resin and just a hint of malt character.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
choliverfl (9) - Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2014 does not count
Have been trying this beer in Ocala, FL for awhile and think it's a good beer, less hoppy than I normally like but still a solid beer

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Orange pour with creamy off white head. Aroma is large citrus/resiny hops with medium bready maltiness. Flavor is semi sweet malt start with a nice resiny bitter finish. This beer just misses some malty balance that would have put it over the top. Medium body with good carbonation. very nice @bp

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreatDane1632 (682) - USA - OCT 9, 2014
Rated from notes taken on 3 July 2013 -- On tap at the Salty Duck, FWB FL. This is my favorite IPA from Swamp Head, although my experience with this brewery is limited. Well balanced IPA. Nice hops with a solid malt backbone.


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