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RATINGS: 1815   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2007
This is HOOOOPPPYYY!!! Man what good brew. I would place it about in between the Stone IPA and Ruination. Freaking great brew. The only thing that held it back was the lack of foam. It had relatively none and what was there faded instantly. Other than that. . . I need to trade for more. :banned:

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2007
Hazy amber gold color, topped by a thick inch or more of suds white foam. Good head retention, scant lacing. Mild grapefruit hop aroma. Up front, there is a dry toasted malt with an even drier grapefruit citrus hops. Mouth puckering, but then, oh my - a delicious caramelt malt patiently waits in the background. Medium body, moderate carbonation, very smooth texture. Lingering grapefruit pith in the aftertaste is nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Hazy amber/orange with a medium head. Good lacing. Aroma of orange, pine and biscuit. Taste was pretty much identical, with a pleasant bitterness throughout. Light body. Bitter end. Very good IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2007
On tap @ Coles. Buffalo NY One of my favorite East Coast IPAís. Not overly hopped like West Coast IPAís but I still like it. Citrus presence & nice golden color. Very nice IPA

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2007
Pours hazy golden-orange with a small creamy white head. Strong floral hop aroma, with a light note of grapefruit. Floral and citrusy hop bitterness dominate the flavor, with a lightly sweet and toasty malt presence. Palate is light/medium, a bit creamy, and very bitter. Well balanced and very easy drinking, wouldíve guessed higher IBUís.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2007
Very floral aroma, good head that lasts for several minutes after a pour and a very pleasing color, some sediment, and fairly respectable carbonation release.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
undsioux7 (871) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Pours a nice dark golden with a white head and a little bit of it hangs around. Nice aroma of citris and pine. Same taste as the aroma with a nice grassy bitterness. You canít go wrong with this one. It does NOT work with slow cooked meat and potatoes though.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2007
Strong pine aroma. Very light golden brown color sporting a medium palate. The taste is really heavy in the pine department with a medicine like flavor in the mix. Not nearly as good as I was hoping.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayg1 (586) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2007
This stuff actually wasnít too bad although I drank this WAY too warm probably like 60 degrees plus. Anyway as soon as I opened the bottle I could tell this thing was packed with hops. Taste is hardcore simcoe, with out even knowing what hops they used I picked out the simcoe first thing. Grassy and bitter this is a pretty strong IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shigadeyo (3612) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2007
12 oz bottle from illinismitty... My first ever bottle of Smut! Thanks for picking up a bottle of this for me on one of your trips. I really appreciate it Sean! -- Smuttynose IPA pours a golden orange color. It is cloudy and has some sediment suspended in it. It has a foamy white head that collpses to leave a nice frothy crown and lots of detailed lacing effects. The aroma is toasted grains and a grassy hopiness. Flavor? Well, this is a true IPA. It is crammed full of hops and all the great flavors (grassy and citrus zest in this case) and bitterness associated with them! The bitterenss is aggressive at first and really jumps out during the first drink. After the inital shock, it becomes much more manageable and more of the underlying toasted malt flavors are noticeable. According to the Smuttynose web site, this IPA only has 65 IBUs, but to be honest, it feel much higher but is well done in this brew (it isnít just a huge bitter hop bomb). This beer has an average body. It feels huge in the mouth because of itís hop intensity, but it is actually lighter on the palate than expected and quite refreshing. Sadly, itís another really good beer unavailable to me directly in my area... 12 oz bottle (Best before Jan 07).


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