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RATINGS: 1638   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hershiser2 (1232) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2004
Lovely cloudy deeper amber. Light smells in the nose of grapefruit, and flowers. Malty and hoppy, too many malts in this IPA for me to go crazy for it, but very nice to drink... I will have more of these.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Orange. Fairly subtle nose, not much going on here, with notes of orange rinds, grapefruit and brown pine needles. Extreme bitterness throughout the palate. This is a big, bad boy India Pale Ale and I am simply amazed at its complete transformation from about 45 to 55 degrees. I was about to slam it, until it warmed up. Sticky, fruity, dominating hop flavor. Notes of grapefruit, peels, pine, pineapple, lemon and orange. Full, bodacious mouthfeel. Lingering bitterness. My only complaint: The finish is a little to dry.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho (2240) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Wonderful, sweet hoppy aroma. Perfect. Particalia. Looks like peach nectar. Off-white head. Very nice substantial hop mouthfeel. Very dry for an IPA. The sweetness in the nose does not translate to the palate. Has just exceeded Newport Storm Maelstrom IPA as my favorite east coast IPA. Very smooth, creamy, with a hoppy bite. Some lace. A very solid beer that marks my first one from the state of New Hampshire. Hopefully, some smart Dartmouth students are taking advantage of this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11442) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2004
Golden color. Wow, this is so much about hops. Aroma is hoppy and brings some citrus and elder. Then the hops just invades your mouth as you taste this beer. Still its fresh and interesting, but I agree with pilsnerrogge. Too much of this could get...well too much...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilsnerrogge (2534) - Finspång, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2004
Hazy orange colour. Medium head. Gooseberry and cactus aroma. Cactus and Sauvignon Blanc flavor. Long, dry hop-bitterness. Might get a bit too much in the long run.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - SEP 28, 2004
Pours golden amber with a small white head. Little things floating in the beer. Maybe they are sea monkeys. Taste is slightly earthy, but mostly a fresh bitterness. This IPA seems a little watered down. Other than that, good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Loddeer (171) - USA - SEP 27, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2004 Now this is a great IPA. Very pleasant aroma and apperance, with an excellent taste to match. It reminds me of Victory Hop Devil, only this one has a little more earthy flavoring with a little less hop to it. I guess you could say it’s a little dry, but it has that bitter but ultimately satisfying aftertaste that can make or break an IPA in my opinion. Thoroughly enjoyed and definitely recommended. Plus those old dudes on the bottle kick ass, they are my idols.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 27, 2004
This IPA pours with an orange body topped by a thick, off-white head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet yet slightly bitter and piney with a nice grapefruit note and a slight tin note. The flavor is slightly sweet but very bitter and hoppy with lots of pine and a little grapefruit. Meidum bodied and dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2004
Bottle pours a cloudy peach tinted orange color, mediocre white frothy head, good lacing, with low carbonation.   Strong pine aroma, hints of hops and grapefruit.   A very nice and clean piney hop fest when first sipped.   Average body and mouthfeel.   Seems to fall a bit flat at the finish.   Not enough malts to carry this beer.   Tiz clean and hoppy, but doesn’t have the chewiness that I prefer in my IPAs.   Maybe I am used to West coast IPAs?   Thanks goes out to slob for the trade!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2004
Golden ale with a big soapy white head of medium sized bubbles. Head leaves a good lace pattern. Smells like I want my IPA's to smell: Big hoppy nose with lots of grapefruit and other citrus aromas. Flavor is very bitter, with lots of hops character, grapefruit, and alcohol flavors and a bittersweet malt and hops finish. Overall, hops flavors dominate this brew and almost stun the palate, but once you get used to the hoppy bite each gulp is a delightful treat to be savored and cherished.

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