StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, shared with VeloVampire - pours a hazy light orange (due to the chunky yeast sediment in the bottle) with a lightly rocky white head. Aroma is of citrusy hops, but they are light in the nose. The taste reveals this is a very balanced IPA, with the hops very evident, but not screaming to make themselves known. Thereís a good citrus/earthiness there in the finish, and very little aftertaste. Moreover, I like the guy on the left of the bottle label. I want to know where he got his boots because Iím dressing up like him next Halloween.
askjaer (23) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Generally a nice and easy drinkable IPA. The aroma is nice with estery fruity flavours of melon and other ripe fruits. It has a honey like sweetness to it and is fresh and light. Better on tap than on bottle.
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky yellow body with chunks of yeast in it (completely unintentionally), with a quarter of an inch of head. Smells very very hoppy, both piney and citrusy. Citrusy hops and bitter hops dominate the flavor, though I think they may be subdued somewhat by the yeast. Medium to full in body. Very tasty and enjoyable. Surprisingly drinkable.
tommy8768 (120) - Litlle Compton, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice orange color with a good sized foamy head. Nice hop aroma. Very good hoppy flavor and bitterness. An easy to drink IPA. Another winner from Smuttynose.
mansquito (4334) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very well balanced IPA. Got it from my father after he got it in a blind buy. Nice color to it. No taste really sticks out more than any other, rather each taste compliments the other. I donít think that this is amongst the best IPAs, but it certainly is one of the most balanced and drinkable IPAs. Alcohol taste was subtle and everything was in check. Love the label, but think that the name is just weird.
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice orangebrown. citrus and b.o. not pverly hoppy or malted out but nice and citrus and floral not too herby.
Seumas (6) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2006 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2007 Iím sure this IPA is great from the bottle, but itís absolutely maginificent on tap, about 45 miles from the brewery. A bit chill-hazed, but thatís fine by me. The aroma pales only by comparison to the flavour. Mmmmmmmmm... Chinook.
(Upon research) OK, OK. So Chinook isnít the only hop that imparts that lovely white-grapefruit citrus note. Mmmmmmmmm... Amarillo.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light gold with a nice fluffy lasting head. Aroma is great. A little pineapple & grapefruit. Flavor is sort of dry and a little bitter with a floral taste. Very Nice.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with Ty5592 - Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a huge ass head. Didnít even pour the whole bottle in the glass. Left lots of lacing as the head settled. It also left a 3/4" foam berg after most of the head settled. Caziest thing Iíve seen. Has your typical citrus hops aroma and flavor. Not much malt support here. Medium body. Nothing fancy, just a easy drinking IPA. Thanks Ty.
JohnnyJ (4990) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a gold clear gold with a nice chunky foam head. Nice aroma of piney citrus, caramel malt, and hops. A balanced IPA with a good amount of hops, but also lots of caramel malt. Medium mouthfeel. Another great Smuttynose.