Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 1821   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 74   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 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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5403) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinz (3713) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2006
I’ve 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 couldn’t 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.

   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."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - 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 doesn’t really do this justice. The only thing I’m mad about it myself for only picking up a sixer in Wisconsin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bp (881) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Bottle purchased from Fresh Direct (NYC). Very strong hop aroma upon opening. Dry, easy drinking IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2005
Bottle. Pours a medium brown with minor head. Huge pot aroma. great outdoors in a bottle. Tastes like hoppy summer lawn juice. awesome! Modest finish, leaves a hopsticker on the roof of the mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2005
bottle...bottle conditioned I assume. Hazy golden pour with medium white head. Lots of floating yeast/debris. The aroma I got while pouring was that of dill pickle juice. Interesting, to say the least. Citrusy aroma, with some pine hops. Significant amount of citrus. Sweet and citrusy to start, bittering in the middle, with heavy resinous hop grapefruit bitterness to finish. Fairly complex, with a nice mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2005
On tap. Pretty standard IPA in most regards. Poured a rich orange/copper with the standard thin white head. Citrus and pine with a bit of a mild fruit undertone. Worth revisiting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Pours with a thick, rocky, off-white head on a cloudy light-orange body. Grapefruit hops aroma. Malty body with a citric hoppy finish on a medium body.

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