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RATINGS: 1564   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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 IBU’s, this is definitely not a training-wheels IPA, but is meant for hop lovers looking to satisfy their craving in a way that’s not easy to find. We think they’ll be quite pleased.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2013 Pulverised grapefruit-y C-hops and palpable honeyed cereals... The lawn all around is freshly cut too...That grassy bitterness lingers beautifully within the clean body...Never agressive though never complacent, definitely targeting to be the USA craft movement’s answer to lawnmower beer...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5269) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2004
This was a terrific beer! Poured a hazy golden color with nice head and lacing. Raw, piney, citrus hop aroma. Taste of tropical, citrus fruits and a nice bitter hop finish. Wonderful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2004
Fizzy head, clear orange body with yeasties. Fairly light floral aroma. Resin/citrus flavor, some nutty malt. Not much too it. Bitterness increases in the finish... grapefruit rind. Bottle was made in March, so this should be fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (4475) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2004
(Bottle) So glad that Smutty took another crack at IPAs. I loved the highly hopped Big A. The nose on this is wonderful so I cannot wait! Pours a cloudy orange body and a creamy, thin, white head. Good lacing on the glass. Nose of the Big Cs of hops. Gosh my mouth is watering. Terribly orangy - in a good way, tart... even sour cascade hops. Very sweet. I'd love to pour this down the throat of a West Coast hop-head. Not balanced, but who cares anymore? Great stuff. Thanks Muzzlehatch!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - APR 25, 2004
UPDATED: APR 30, 2005 Bottle - Pours a hazy amber color with a decent amount of white foamy head and good lacing. Aroma is a blast of citrus/grapefruit hops. Flavor is strongly of citrus/grapefruit hops and a health amount of hop bitterness. The finish is fairly long and bitter with a lingering citrus bite. Yummmm... I like it! A very good IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 24, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2004 12 oz bottle: Cloudy orange, some hops floaters, with a persistant large rocky white head that leaves nice lacing. I'm about one quarter done with my beer, and the head is still thick, with a huge rocky bit in the middle. Citrus in the nose with a touch of pine. Starts and ends bitter with a long mouth-puckering finish. Thick chewy mouthfeel. Not the hoppiest beer on the planet, but one that pulls no punches, without being too much for the masses. Again, Smuttynose shows that it is the best brewery in New Hampshire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ericnixon (738) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2004
Beautiful cloudy coppery color with a huge foamy head and a strong hoppy aroma. The smell is somewhat deceiving since the flavor is a nice mellow hoppyness. Not overpowering like Smutty's Big A IPA, but nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 22, 2004
12 oz bottle. Cloudy dark golden, thick frosty white head. Big, thick, complex piney/orangey/smoky/green hoppy nose, very pungent and immediate. Very smooth and drinkable, despite a huge bitterness that asserts itself early on. Fruity, juicy at the front, perhaps just a tad too dry on the finish, bordering on astringent; but overall an excellent IPA with a wonderful fruitiness, excellent body and balance. Might be Smutty's best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2645) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2004
04.21.04. 12oz Bottle. Pour is bright orange-amber with lots of floaties and a big soapy, brainy, rocky white head. Aromas of pine, pine-sol, candied citrus fruits, strawberry, savory spice, springtime backyard...wow! Flavors do not disappoint in the least. Many flavors carry over from the aroma, as well as a taste of sweet orange cream. The texture is lovely, light, tingly, resinous, and briskly astringent. Very dry and very clean. Nicely done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (5961) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2004
Hazy golden hue with a fading frothy white head and very good lace. The aroma hints of mild grapefruit, pine, toffee, earthy yeast esters, and some clove. The taste is very citric and resiny, dry and woody. Slight malt characters and a finishing touch of spice. The mouthfeel is very lively and crisp, bone dry, bready. A good IPA, quaffable.

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