Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 1740   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Smuttynose IPA is a physical salute to the glory of the American hop grower. The citrusy hop flavor coming from a mixture of Simcoe and Santiams is pleasantly balanced by a smooth bitterness from the Amarillo hops. The beer itself is light bodied and crisp with a golden color that will throw a slight haze, as we bottle it unfiltered. At 65 IBUís, this is definitely not a training-wheels IPA, but is meant for hop lovers looking to satisfy their craving in a way thatís not easy to find. We think theyíll be quite pleased.

bsm80's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bsm80 (144) - Massapequa Park, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2009 I think this may be the best IPA I have ever had, in fact this is what launched me into an IPA frenzy this year. Sweet sweet hops and spice, what an IPA should be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
airrick2003 (729) - Louisiana, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Appearance: pours with a medium off white head, the beer is a hazy average gold copper color Aroma: floral, citrus, biscuit, egg Taste: subtle floral sweetness, bitter, alcohol, Palate: lively carbonation, medium mouthfeel, strong bitter aftertaste Overall: a strong ipa, has an assertive bitterness to it, subtle sweetness, pretty good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3343) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2015
Bottled. Pours hazy deep golden with an average off-white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, apricot, citrus and piney notes. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and nice bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice IPA. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7227) - Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Bottled at home. Pours a slightly hazy golden with some orange highlights and a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have nice toasted malts, citrus zest, some earthy hops, grass, moderate bitterness, a nice classic ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DesertDevil (671) - Arizona, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Draft at Whole Foods Market Ė Chandler. Sweet mango tropical fruit drives the aroma with hints of slight pine, slight molasses, and caramel. Pours deep orange. Taste of orange-laced pastry dough, rather sharp pine resin, grassy alfalfa, and sunflower seed. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turtles (767) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2015
Tap @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Hazy light amber, creamy head, great lacing. Mid-hoppy aroma, grapefruit, caramel, pine. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Sweet and slightly citrus hoppy taste, tangerines, grapefruit, caramel. Finish with pine bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2944) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle, as Finestkind IPA. Just hazy golden amber with a large white head. Aroma of mandarins, kumquats, sticky bread crusts. Itís rather sweet but loaded with mandarins and some less sweet citrus flavours that drift gently towards a fairly bitter finish. Some pine and peppery grass toward the end too. Maybe a slightly drier or more bitter finish would have been even better, but itís lovely the way the citrus flavours slide though from sweet to bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (707) - - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle. Slightly hazy tangerine with a fluffy white head. Great aroma: blends weed-like resins, wet grass and sweet tangerine. The flavor loses a lot of the hop character -- bold bitterness is still there, but the clarity of the hops in the nose is not. There is a bit of sweet orange blossom and citrus peel, plus a little grassiness. Medium-bodied; silky carbonation. Very solid, good hop complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopmaestro (718) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2015
Aroma is intense from grapefruits and a fair share of pine. Taste delivers on all accounts, dry mouthfeel, citrusy stings from the hops and a pretty thick backbone of malt. Still itís easy to drink and I canít wait until I get my hands on another one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnymusky (631) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Best beer i tried on my adventure to duluth...great hop flavors...tons of citrus yet good malt balance...really enjoyed this one...yummy!..loved the artwork on bottle...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (2243) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Bottle in the North Bar Social, Otley. Pours golden with an off white head. Nice pine hop aroma. The taste is light spice and bitter resinous pine plus some caramel. A little on the thin side, but tasty, light and refreshing.

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