Smuttynose Big A IPA
Welcome to another installment of our Throwback Thursday beer reviews.
Smuttynose Big A IPA is an American Double/Imperial IPA that started as a member of the Big Beer Series. As far as I know this is the only beer in that series that is available regularly in 12 oz bottles. Even though that is true a few years ago it wasn’t that easy to find, and after a couple of sips this became the first beer I would seek out to haul back home when traveling.
The beer has a strong caramel malt base, lots of pine and orange hops and a sharp lingering bitterness that comes in on the finish. Basically it has lots of what I love in an IPA! With the sheer amount of choices out there these days this is sadly a beer I skip right over way too often. I need to remember to “haul” this back from my local bottle shop a little more often!