Nephilium (1701) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong pine and citrus nose, pours a dark cloudy amber with almost no head. This beer starts with a bit of sweet malt before the bitter hops run across your tongue, and set up small camps. Extraordinarily long bitter finish, and I really wish this was distributed to my neck of the woods.
Quevillon (2924) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bu au Lompoc Café à Bar Harbor, Maine, en fut (20 oz). Arome d’houblon mi-amère, quelque notes de pêches intéressant. Goût d’houblon bien amère, avec une finission sucré de caramel doux et de pêche.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pale orange amber with large off-white head like a puffy cloud. Citurs orange aroma, sweet malt. Tastes of pine, citrus, sweet malt but balanced. Med body. Very nice.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A slightly hazed amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma was malty and toasty. Some earthy notes from the hops with a touch of citrus. The flavor was malty with a toasty cereal note. From the middle hops start to fill in. Citus and perfumey. The finish is fairly dry with a rind bitterness that is moderately strong on the finish. Medium bodied.
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear orange with a nice lasting white head that leaves great lacing. nice balanced piney caramel aroma with some floral hints. intense bitter caramel flavor with a big pine presence and some light orange. finish very bitter piney caramel. sticks with you forever. quite dry. medium body. lively carbonation. very nice big powerful ipa.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2007
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Golden blonde pour, aroma of hops (as with any IPA). I found the taste sorely lacking on this beer; it’s bland and wholly non-complex. Another miss from Smuttynose.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet caramel on the nose. Pours golden blonde. Smooth, sweet, bitter, with citrus hops flavor. A nice IPA.
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a lite floral aroma; creamy. Pours a hazy gold. Clash of CO2 and hops on the tongue; hop biterness lingers in a harsher and not very smooth kind of way. Not bad , but I rather have a different IPA. Its like a harsh Pale ale!
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from a liquor store in Lowell called "Liquors." I can’t believe that I haven’t rated this one yet. This has been my local IPA of choice for years. Smuttynose is possibly my favorite New England brewery. This IPA is light and refreshing like a west coast IPA. The citrus flavor dominates and the finish is bitter and crisp. This is a very nice session IPA. Yum
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Subdued hop nose. Clear golden with a thin white head. Nice substantial palate with a strong hops bitterness. Mostly citrus dryness. Well balanced, solid IPA.