bmmeindl (2) - - OCT 17, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Quietly one of the better ipa's in the country. A beer nobody talks about and is easy to find.
574deadzone (759) - North Central, Indiana, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden orange with a thick off-white head that settles slowly and leaves some clingy lace. Nose involves pine, mango, peach, lots of sweet grain, some citrus rind, and some funky dankness. Pretty sweet, but also pretty bitter, not too far in either direction. Full bodied, oily, grainy, soft but fairly active, with a lengthy dry bitter finish. Well balanced, fuller bodied DIPA. nice fruity hop notes. Not a face-melter, but they donít all have to be.
jmgreenuk (2613) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at GABF 2013. Poured a hazy light amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is yeasty with some zesty citrus. The flavour is rich liqourice malt and spicy bitter hop. A classic DIPA.
Beergeek23322 (1685) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
6/27/2010. 22 oz. bottle. Pours dark amber with a white head. Aromas of malt, citrus, pine, alcohol. Caramel flavors with alcohol showing through. Nice hoppy finish.
gr8nhbrewer (8) - - OCT 8, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A classic american India Pale Ale, check the dates itís always better as fresh as you can get it, itís my go to beer. Always enjoyable.
NikkTwist (1239) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Top of a keg. Cloudy amber pour. Strong earthy citrus hops but well palated such that otherwise "fresh" it feels well informed. Big and noteworthy. Sharp finish. Good stuff.
ansalon (617) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden with no head. Aroma is honey, orange, peach, grapefruit. Taste is honey, peach, orange zest, grapefruit. Very well balanced!!
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ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy coppery color with a huge, creamy, off white head that leaves a nice lace. Huge piney hop aromas dominate the aroma with some nice smooth biscuity malt in the background. Smooth biscuity toasty malt starts the brew off before it transitions into the floral and piney hop flavors with a perfect amount of bitterness. The brew has a medium body, creamy and smooth, but remains fairly crisp and dry.
Imaena (1630) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Publik House Draught. Better of the 2 impy IPAís I tried. This is a great beer for a fall evening.
keanex (1134) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled August 1, 2013 (1 month old).
Appearance: The body has a creamy, almost milky, haze with a beautiful orange to amber hue. The head is tall and creamy with good retention, settling into a thick white coating that is very persistent.
Aroma: The aroma is hops through and through with aromas of pine, orange, grapefruit, and a spicy presence with a touch of marijuana. The aroma has good strength, very enticing.
Taste: The flavor is moderately bitter, becoming strongest by the finish. Caramel is noted throughout and lingers a bit on the finish while the intro is spicy earthy pine with sweet orange and marijuana flavors. The finish lingers leaning sweet.
Palate: Creamy soft body with slightly sharp carbonation on the finish.
Overall: Smuttynose is an often overlooked brewery, please stop overlooking them. Start here if you must, this is a great imperial IPA.