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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our India Pale Ale packs typical IPA balls but strikes a better balance between dryness and drinkability. Its every bit as rich but a little less bitter than other American interpretations of the breed, and heres why. We are smarter, better looking brew masters. It also doesnt hurt that we use 2 row barley with no goofy processing. And then we employ a 2 week dry hop process before we put it in the can, with love for you, our beer loving friends. There is no fish or fish flavor in Snapperhead. We chose this cartoon figure to represent the brand in a somewhat random marketing process we call non-sensical ideation.

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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nephilium (1761) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Mild grassy hop aroma, pours a hazy amber with a full white head. Some caramel sweetness, and very little hop bitterness. Full bodied, with medium carbonation. Overall, this is a failure of an IPA. This is a malt heavy IPA, far away from balanced.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (6482) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2014
Can. Pours a slightly hazy orangish body under a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a thin covering. The nose is pretty boring and bland, minimal hoppiness with a thin caramel malt backbone. The flavor is just lightly bitter with some sweet caramel malt and a bit of weak grainy malt. Short finish with a little butterscotch flavor. Lighter bodied with a slight stickiness and soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty low on the scale for IPAs.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Smells almost like a macro-brew, with basement aromas - not a good sign. The flavor is alright, although it doesnt taste like an IPA, it is more like a pils. I agree with the previous reviewer who picked up "musty grain". Low bitterness and not much citrus flavor. There are some hops in there, but I would describe them mostly as grassy with a little spruce. Some caramel malt, giving it decent balance. In terms of palate it is similar to an amber ale. THERE IS NO FISH OR FISH FLAVOR IN SNAPPERHEAD

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Guerde (1296) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2014
(Secret Krampus can from UDBeernut) Pours a semi-hazy orange color with a thin white head and a bit of lacing. Well, it certainly looks the part anyways. The aroma, however, quickly dispels the notion that this is a quality IPA, or even an IPA for that matter. Aroma is soured grain, and it smells like a sour. If there are hops in here, Id be hard pressed to smell them. Other than the sourness theres really not much else going on. Flavor is just a hit of musty grain, slight breakfast cereal, and a finish of crushed vitamins that lingers well after drinking. Again, not detecting any hops here. Mouthfeel is surprisingly full however, but the carb is a bit too fizzy. Overall this is definitely worthy of the Krampus designation. Thanks Art!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Leafs93 (2227) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Pours hazy amber with an off white head. Aroma is light citrus and caramel. Taste is sweeter and not very bitter at all. Medium bodied, smooth. Just not an IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atom (2259) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2014
12oz can for Krampus via Boostipa. First off the can confuses me an "all malt" IPA which also states "farmhouse ale." What the hell is this supposed to be? Pours a hazy orange/copper with a large white head. Aroma of simple malts and rotten oranges with some scotch tape, was expecting worse. Very malt forward with a slight hop spice, like eating Cheerios with a bit of hop extract. Its not horrible, certainly not very good, smells like trash but its drinkable I suppose.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (15596) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Can. Pours orange gold with bone white head. Nose and taste of citrus, caramel malt and orange pith. Some grain. Lighter medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (12209) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2013
Can sampled at Beer Temple. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, fresh, with a little malt. Flavour is light moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
12oz can. Rating #319. Hazy orangish/yellow color with a white head. Light pine with a bit of grapefruit and sweet malts. Mild bitterness, more citrus and a mild finish. (2876)

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3660) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Cloudy amber pour with a white frothy head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, and toasted malt. Citrus flavor with caramel and biscuit. Very little hop bite at the end. Very malty IPA.


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