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RATINGS: 1752   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2006
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2006
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (5079) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2006
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - OCT 17, 2006
12oz bottle (thanks to Jah Noth) poured a clear pale gold color with a small white head. The aroma was more pine than citrus with a small amount of caramel. Super hoppy bitterness grabs you then lingers all the way trough too the end. A bit of a grassy taste along with a touch of alcohol make up the dry finish. Overall a decent IPA, may get better as it ages.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kopher (593) - New York, USA - OCT 17, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2007 Golden with thin white head. Intense sour peach and apricot aroma like apricot candy, also some cherry cough syrup and apple, floral and bubblegum. Flavor is also fruity and floral but much more bitter all around. Lots of carbonation but relatively thin body. Finish is too bitter but overall its pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (5357) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2006
Bottle courtesy of Mr_Kimchee: Poured a hazy light amber color ale with a medium slightly off-white foamy head. Aroma of citrus hops is well balance with caramel malt. Taste of caramel malt is well mixed with some citrus hops. Body is above average and low filtration level makes this even more enjoyable. Another solid beer in this fine brewery line-up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonnabrix (137) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2006
Cloudy amber-gold with a nice citrus hop aroma. The flavor also had plenty of bitter, citrus and pine hop to it, with some sweet malt in the background. Well-balanced and thoroughly enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6925) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2006
12-oz.; thanks, BeachBum25! Classic label. Quite possibly the best beer label out there. Big cloudy amber body with a towering white head. Lots of citric and piney hops in the nose; more on the finish, joined by some resiny bitterness in the linger. Decent malty sweetness happening--itís the track that the hop locomotive runs on. Medium body, nice bubbly rawness but not overcarbonated. Refreshing and still fairly assertive--nice combo. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LennyH (60) - Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2007 I love this beer. Itís one of my go to IPAs, along with Victory Hop Devil. Wonderful nose - heavy hops, citris and especially grapefruit and the flavor is right in tune with that. Nice malt backbone as well. IMO, this is a very underrated IPA. RE-RATE - I regret that I have to bust this beer down several notches. I donít know what happened, but I now find that this beer has a sourness compared to when I first tried it. I keep buying it hoping it will be corrected but no such luck. When I first detected this, it seemed to come and go from batch to batch. Now itís there every time. Iím not totally sure that itís not my palate that changed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2006
(07.01.06) Bottle as gift from Tom D. Poured hazy amber with small white head. No discernable carbonation. Pronounced hoppy aroma. Medium bodied ale that starts with light malt sweetness and citrusy hopflavors. Bitterness builds in the middle. Finished with lingering hop bitterness. Unbalanced with ragged bitter finish. Much too bitterness and too little malt support to balance out the bitterness. Extreme hopheads would go to town with this brew. Thanks Tom.

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