Smuttynose Big A IPA

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ÖL 9.2%

Producent

Smuttynose Brewing Company

Ursprung

USA, New Hampshire






Skapades 2007-12-18
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Imperial (double) IPA, a style recently developed by American craft brewers, is the IPA analog to imperial stout. In other words, take every characteristic you'd normally associate with an India Pale Ale - primarily hops and alcoholic content - punch it up a few notches, and you've got an imperial IPA. Ranging from golden to amber in color, these beers have complex flavor and aromatic qualities derived from their fruity esters, high alcohol and medium to high malt content.

When we decided to release an IPA, we were unsure of the direction we wanted to go with it and, in typical brewer fashion, began by drinking an ungodly ammount of beer. This dipsomaniacal behavior was not random, however, but directed toward every IPA we could get our mitts on. After sampling a broad cross section of American (and some English) IPA's we decided that Cascade, Chinook, and Columbus hops were perhaps over represented and we'd focus on showcasing some of the brilliant European hop varieties.

Starting with a malt bill of mostly Cargill Pilsner malt (with 5% 60°L crystal) we immediately began the hop additions by adding 5 pounds of Northern Brewer right into the mash. Futile? Frivolous? Perhaps, but Greg and I heard of this practice at the Craft Beer Conference in Cleveland and thought we'd give it a go. The remaining hop additions were: Northern Brewer in the boil, Challenger at 20 and 10 minutes before the end of the boil, and East Kent Goldings right before the whirlpool.

We began fermentation with an OG of 18.4° P and finished out around 5° P. It finished a tad high perhaps but at 7% ABV it's still worthy of it's Big Beer label. We concluded our hop additions by tossing close to 30 pounds of a mixture of all three varieties in to the fermentor for dry hopping.

The finished beer has a smooth, earthy hop flavor, with the residual body easily able to support the 70 IBU's. The nose has a hint of oranges which goes well with the similar color of the beer. Overall it's a good first effort to which we've already made some changes and, hopefully, improvements. As the release of the second batch nears, I'll update this page so be sure to check back.

Malt: 2 Row Pilsner, 60° L Crystal
OG: 18.4° P
TG: 5.1° P
Hops: Northern Brewer Mash, Northern Brewer Bittering, Challenger Flavoring, East Kent Goldings Aroma, Northern Brewer, Challenger, East Kent Goldings Dry Hopping
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RollE2k
11 månader sedan (2014-01-11 23:06)
Rejält maltig botten med mängder kola matchat mot riktigt köttiga mängder humle. Har inte druckit denna på fat, men tycker faktiskt den känns hyfsat färsk och humlepigg. Riktigt trevlig DIPA av smuttynose. 8p
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Myspanda
12 månader sedan (2014-01-04 18:49)
Besk och god, dock inte färsk enligt mig... Flaska från bolaget. :(
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jonas861
ungefär ett år sedan (2013-12-16 17:48)
En kraftfull och komplex DIPA från Smuttynose Brewing
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WoodyW
mer än 2 år sedan (2012-05-07 07:08)
Såsom namnet säger talar vi här stor och majestätisk DIPA. Fatdrucken och avnjuten på Akkurat.
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m81mlm
mer än 2 år sedan (2012-05-06 10:58)
Fantastisk dubbel-ipa! Akkurrat är pålitligt som alltid...
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balder
mer än 3 år sedan (2011-05-03 13:07)
Jag var faktiskt första Svensk någonsin på bryggeriet. Skulle kunnat ändra till en 10 bara på grund av det. Men en helt underbar DIPA. När den är färsk är den helt magisk!
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peterclash
mer än 3 år sedan (2011-04-25 19:56)
Världens godaste DIPA och den klår dessutom alla IPA med utav bara farten. Smuttynose gör helt enkelt bäst öl. Svårt att jämföra Stout/Porter med IPA/DIPA, men jag tror nog att den här är godast av allt jag druckit.
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Thorsten
nästan 4 år sedan (2011-03-06 21:52)
En mycket bra IPA som jag möjligen hade höjt ett snäpp om den var lite färskare. Nu känner jag inte den fruktigheten i doften jag vill ha men vilken beska/efterbeska! Den bara accelererar läääänge.
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