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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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%


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkost (1711) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Pours a brilliant orange with almost some ruby hints to it. Nose is big citrus, pine and sweet caramel. Flavor is sweet malts, caramel, earthy pine hops and pungent citrus.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8159) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Tap at Farrah’s in Gainesville, FL. The pour is a hazed strawberry iced tea amber with a small, dense, rocky, yellow. Nice retention and sheety lace. Aroma is fresh melon, sort of funky citrus and potpourri reminiscent of some mild sour beers or even mild Brett beers. The taste is cinnamon, lemon, bitter grapefruit and orange peel. The body is ultra malt forward with so much body and richness it is nearly impossible to drink. Palate is a little chalky. Overall I just don’t know how you are even supposed to drink this. Abv is verging on DIPA and sugar content is probably out the roof. A pint of this is just way too much.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deadheadbill (14) - Crystal River, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2011
Pours an golden color with amber tint, nice strong white head with good lacing. Aromas of citrus and hops followed by the same flavors. This beer has a great balance to it with the malt playing off the hops very nicely. Medium bodied with a nice lingering finish. It is 7.3 abv, but very drinkable. A very good offering from Swamp Head.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pacond (187) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2011
Burnt caramel, pine and citrus flavors in this brew. Big red malt body add to this sticky IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonusWagner (1315) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2011
So-so amber IPA that more resembles a weak pale ale than an IPA; not particularly strong aromas of citrus hops, medium caramel sweetness. It’s pretty decent, but boring.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
POurs off amber with bitter citrus notes that being even more indicative within the mouthfeel. medium bodied, this beer gives you a nice and easy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Had on draft at Poor House in Tampa. Amber color with a brown hazy/cloudy center. Slight lacing, spotty. Aroma has a good bit of hops and citrus nose to it, slight grapefruit. Flavor has a decent hop presence with a good malt backing. Very easy to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11061) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Tampa Weekly Gathering @OTH-on tap-pours a dissipating offwhite head with trailing lace and gold color. Aroma is Pine/herbal, some medium malt. Taste is pine/herbal hops with some bite, 2nd slightly sweet light/medium malt. OK carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Draft… Clear amber ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The nose provides toffee, light caramel, medium roast grains and not a whole lot of hops, although there is a unassuming floral note. Medium to full-bodied and mildly creamy with dancing carbonation. The flavor is clean and caramely with only moderate bitterness. Crisp, mildly caramely, lightly bitter finish. Flawless in execution, but this is more along the lines of a very good American pale ale or amber ale.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9728) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2011
A hazy amber ale with a thin lacing white head. A pleasant floral hops aroma, classic, a bit piney, with caramel notes. In mouth, a smooth IPA with light malts, smooth hopping, medium bodied. On tap at Cigar City, Jan. 5 2011.


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