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Old 07-13-2010, 09:03 PM   #1
Jan 2010
Western MA
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Hello, venerable HBT forum warriors.

I'm wondering if anyone might have a recipe for a clone of Smuttynose Big A IPA. This is a fine, fantastic DIPA that I'd love to have on tap, but the website's brewer's notes are a little vague. I've had good experience communicating with the head brewer, but it's a long process - dude's pretty busy.

-edit- The notes are outdated as well. Here's a relevant snippet regarding the beer made during the hop shortage. I'm drinking '09/'10 here.

2008 edition: Nugget, Cascade, Centennial, Crystal, Chinook, Sterling
2006 edition: Warrior, Cascade, Centennial, Crystal, Horizon, Amarillo, Ahtanum
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:01 PM   #2
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Apr 2010
Cincinnati, Ohio
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I am raising this thread from the dead. This beer is freaking fantastic. I had it on Wednesday while out for my birthday at a bar in downtown Cincinnati. Unfortunately (wink) I left my sunglasses there and had to go back today after work to get them...and another glass of this DIPA. It is just perfect if you ask me. Anyone know anything?

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Old 03-31-2012, 01:17 AM   #3
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I love this beer, every time i find it at the store, its pretty old, but still hoppy and nice. I emailed the brewers to try to get any hints but niether responded

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Old 04-26-2012, 04:16 AM   #4
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Sep 2009
Addison, IL
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Would love to have some insight into brewing this.
Mmm, beer.

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Old 12-14-2012, 01:42 AM   #5
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Findlay, OH
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Most recient brewers notes from the Smuttynose website:

Here are the vital stats:

9.7% abv 120 IBU

Malts: North American 2-Row, British Pale Ale
Hops: Bittering: Magnum and Cascade
Flavor: Magnum and CTZ
Dry: Cascade, Nugget, Sterling, CTZ
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