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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%

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3.2
DSG (15301) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2017
Can sample at a tasting at Max's place. Thanks troubles. Hazy golden. Aroma of citric hops, slightly stale. Flavor has some sweetish malt and bitter citric hops. Medium-bodied. Decent.

3.4
zvikar (6504) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 27, 2017
At Max Place, pours yellow with a small head, aroma of fruits, orange, tangerine, flavor is bitter with orange, caramel, melon, medium bodied

3.5
UXO (1922) - CANADA - MAY 24, 2017
Appearance: slightly hazy pale amber with two fingers of fluffy ivory head that retains well, well-defined lacing. (4/5) Aroma: citrus, resiny pine, caramel, tropical fruit, floral, very light diacetyl. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry lingering bitter finish. (3/5)

I’m always deeply concerned when the label starts off with “crystal clear water”. Seriously? That’s your lede? “We don’t use tainted ingredients”? Well, good, I guess, though it’s a little distressing that you felt it necessary to point it out, and/or that’s the best you’ve got to say. Anyhoo, this is Stump Knocker’s big brother, and in a lot of ways, the familial resemblance is clear. This is a little cleaner, though, and a little more hop-forward - although there’s just the slightest hint of buttery diacetyl I could do without. (14/20)

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2.9
phranq (250) - - APR 15, 2017
UPDATED: APR 15, 2017 Decent woody ipa. Bread and faint fruit in the nose. Plain mix of hops and malt. Clean finish.

3.6
mar (5445) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2017
Amber with a rocky cream head. Hops, earth, florals, citrus and sticky on the nose. Easy palate, florals, citrus, bitter and light caramel.

3.5
ChainGangGuy (4932) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Appearance: Pours a deep amber-gold body flecked with a large amount of suspended particles. Fullish, off-white head. Minor lacing.

Smell: Bready malts with a sweet toffee edge about it, tangerine and red grapefruits as well as some tropical bits of mango. Thin, thin hint of butter. Lightly floral, lightly piney.

Taste: Bready malts, gently toasted grains. Caramel, toffee sweetness in the fore. Ultra light buttery hint. Citrusy, as well as some tropical tones and floral accents with just a sliver of resiny pine. Medium bitterness. Bittersweet finish with some lingering fruitiness and just a little bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A little on the sweet side and may be exhibiting a touch of diacetyl, but, there’s some nice hop flavors there.

3.3
dmac (6497) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2017
12oz can from Homer. Poured a reddish amber with a large foamy light beige head. Aroma is sweet and malty up front, caramel and molasses, followed by sweet rotting fruit of apricot, peach, mango. Flavor follows suit. Body is slightly fuller, lightly syrupy, with lighter carbonation and an average duration on the aftertaste.

3.7
snoworsummer (6146) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2017
From a can. Tastes like almost clear amber with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like grapefruit hops, some resin, caramel malt, a hint of pine, spice, and some passion fruit. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like caramel malt, grapefruit hops, some resin, and a hint of pine and spice.

3.7
sonnycheeba (6437) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Can. Pours hazy amber. Aroma and flavor are orange/tangerine, pale malt, caramel, faint floral notes, and faint spice. Medium body.

3.6
gregwilsonstl (2687) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2016
Very thick head. Can. Strong grapefruit smell. One of the ore aromatic beers I can remember, which is fitting given the name. Not nearly as bitter as I would expect based off the smell. Very dry. Makes me parched. Subtle butter. Thx Homer.


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