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RATINGS: 1715   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Woo! Too bitter. I like more hop flavor and less hop bitterness, with some malt to boot. Smutty does malt so well that Iím surprised this beer is so one-dimensional. With less grapefruit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtw (1139) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2006
eyedrinkale sent this bottle my way. a lightly softened IPA, with a straightforward though balanced aroma of american (and english - fuggles/goldings?) hops and malt. lightly yeasty and sour elements of the aroma as well, which donít bode particularly well for the beer but donít particularly detract, either. flavor is more subdued than the aroma, especially the malt. lots of strong dusty hops in the finish, and it would be a very dry and non-existent finish if it werenít for the strong bitterness that lingers on my tongue. a little overdone for my taste, i think something not quite there. i think iíll need another bottle eventually.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Thanks to Beer_Hawk for throwing this guy my way. Pours a deep, hazy yellow, some floaties, long lasting white head. Nice lacing. Nose is grapefruit with some pine. Flavor is grapefruit, but not a strong as the nose suggests. Everything is booted out by the overly bitter finish. Nice, but somewhat overrated.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5606) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2006
Bottle. Cloudy yellowish color, with a long lasting head, with lacing on the sides of the glass. Standard IPA, with flavors of citrus. Dry feeling, but pretty even all the way through.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 13, 2006
Bottle (Bottled Nov 05). Poured a golden yellow with a white head that produced some lacing. Aroma of citrus, grass, and pine. Flavors of citrus (orange and grapefruit) and pine. Medium body with a dry texture. Even carbonation. Good IPA bitterness throughout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4789) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2006 Very active pour with large bubbly head into shaker. Head quickly dissipates. Citrus and pine notes with hazy, active appearance. Sweet then hoppy. Fizzy. Bitter lasting finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinz (3507) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2006
Iíve had an unusually hard time finding a bottle of this relatively easy to find beer. Saw it in stores for years, always enjoyed it, and then couldnít find it since I got on RateBeer. I find the Big A IPA all the time. Enough meandering! Light, hazy orange, good head, great lacing. Very pleasant aroma of biscuit, and grapefruit and piney hops. Flavor is a dead on match to the nose. Full bodied, great hop kick, and a drying bitter finish. This is exceptionally well made.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 4, 2006
"Pours cloudy light brown color. Small head with lacing that lasted about half the beer. Has a hoppy citrus smell to it as well as taste. Am not a huge IPA fan but this one was okay."

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2006 12 oz. bottle. Aroma of pine needles and a little grapefruit and grass. Pours a cloudy light copper with small diminishing head. Big hop taste with a bitter finish. Aftertaste of some sweet malts. My description doesnít really do this justice. The only thing Iím mad about it myself for only picking up a sixer in Wisconsin.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bp (821) - Queens, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Bottle purchased from Fresh Direct (NYC). Very strong hop aroma upon opening. Dry, easy drinking IPA.


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