Review - Butternuts Beer & Ale's Snapperhead IPA
"Our India Pale Ale packs typical IPA balls but strikes a better balance between dryness and drinkability. It's every bit as rich but a little less bitter than other American interpretations of the breed, and here's why. We are smarter, better looking brew masters. It also doesn't hurt that we use 2 row barley with no goofy processing. And then we employ a 2 week dry hop process before we put it in the can, with love for you, our beer loving friends.
There is no fish or fish flavor in Snapperhead. We chose this cartoon figure to represent the brand in a somewhat random marketing process we call 'non-sensical ideation'." -- Butternuts
The pour creates a light yellow, cloudy whirlwind into the glass with a good-sized, chunky off-white head which, again, leaves sticky lacing around the rim. Body settles a pale yellow color that's very still. Orange citrus hops and doughy notes protrude through the head and give a subtle but pleasant aroma. Taste from front to back is unpleasantly bitter, but not in the “over the top” hoppy beer way, just an unappealing taste that carries on and on for too long, leaving us very dry on the palate. Watery body and chalky dry texture leave a less than impressive finish.
Reviewed on December 27th, 2007.