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RATINGS: 1519   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
humanekt (1) - - MAR 16, 2014 does not count
I’m fairly new to beer and am really enjoying figuring out what I like. It didn’t take long to discover that a strong hoppy, bitter taste topped my list. IPAs are my current passion and I haven’t found one (locally) that beats Portsmouth, New Hampshire’s Smuttynose Finestkind IPA. It’s bright with delicious citrus notes, and a most pleasant bitter finish that lingers at the back of the throat and up into the sinuses. Exactly what I love! While I do like some of the double and triple IPAs that are out there, I find that they lose some of the ’bright’ character that I enjoy so much in this IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3009) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Lemony citrus aroma dominates this beer. Pours clear orange with great head and lacing. Finishes bitter and a little sour. Comes together well, though it’s all hops. Soft carbonation. Tap at Churchkey.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thebullshornbar (63) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2014
This is an enjoyable IPA with long bitter notes of citrus peel, most notably grapefruit but with hints of orange and lemon. The malt characteristic is light and accentuates the bitterness, giving this beer a rather dry finish. Overall this is a pretty standard if not more of a strongly bitter IPA.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bmacuc (10) - - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle conditioned so had to decant when pouring. Pours medium golden color with minimal head. Can't pick up any hops in aroma, smells more like a lager or pilsner. Light to medium body, not overly complex, slight citrus hop flavor with very dry finish. Tastes more like IPL than IPA to me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
weronica (23) - - MAR 8, 2014
Fint skum. En grumlig öl. Doften magisk av smörkola. Och sedan i smaken som ger kola o grape toner

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ConnyPetersson (65) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
Vacker skum som ligger kvar och en perfekt grummlighet i den varmt bärnstensfärgade ölen. Smörkola i näsan som sen kommer i smaken som sedan växer ut i grape.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
berkshirejohn (4206) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014
12oz bottle from Georgio’s, Billerica, MA. A hazy amber pour with lots of floaters and a thin cream head; malty aroma; citrus taste with a long grapefruit finish. A rather average IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joejames (42) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Pours hazy golden, unfiltered, yeast particles present. Nice 2 inch head with nice lacing. Nose is very floral, a little piney. Tastes of grapefruit, flowers and earth. Medium body. Very nice citrusy finish that dries in a minute with lingering bitterness. A winner!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gr8nhbrewer (11) - - MAR 2, 2014
Aroma big and floral hops that have a citrus note, long lasting clean off white head. The malt is supportive of the hops, but the hops are the showcase in this one.

3.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
mhenrylaw (3) - USA - MAR 2, 2014 does not count
Strong hop flavour. Lacks some of the residual flavours seen in other iPas. Not a training wheels or intro to this style, but is a nice beer to spend an afternoon with


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