Smuttynose Big A IPA (Big Beer Series)

I’ve been waiting to try this for many years, and after the initial influx of Smuttynose to Georgia this finally came into the seasonal rotation a few days ago. $4.99 for the bomber from Green’s on Ponce, Atlanta, GA, USA.
This beer essentially “does what it says on the can”.
The pour is a classic, American DIPA orange body with good clarity and plenty of thick, high, white, fluffy head. Lacing is extremely good considering the ABV.
Nose and tastes give that oily, sinus clearing, hop-resin note that are reminiscent of something from the other coast. Sweetness is there, but under control and hops run riot as one would expect them too. A touch of oil in the character and plenty of tangy perfume notes.
A really nice beer if you are looking for your hop fix, but it’s not a craving that I get very often so I will probably not drink this much in the future. If you are a hop-head that needs this kind of thing on a regular basis then be prepared to put this into your regular rotation.
Not a great deal to report here other than a big, American, resionous DIPA.

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11/26/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 9.6 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.4
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