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RATINGS: 356   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. It’s every bit as rich but a little less bitter than other American interpretations of the breed, and here’s why. We are smarter, better looking brew masters. It also doesn’t 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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4.3
adamelb (8) - Schenectady, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2013 does not count
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 isn’t 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.

4.3
Pith (160) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Wow. I’m really surprised at all of these negative ratings. The style says IPA, but it’s 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.

4.1
SanfordBrewer (1610) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2012
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.

4.1
bisc06 (3) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2012 does not count
bready, doughy, almost like a light stout. grassy metallic aroma. truly the furthest thing from an IPA but an excellent beer nonetheless.

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joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2010
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.

3.9
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2010
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.

3.8
nuplastikk (6456) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2007
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.


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