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RATINGS: 1604   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1811) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle at gbbf. Thanks Paul. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nice, light lemon aroma. Light funky fruit too. Light body, medium carbonation. Lemon, pine, woody resin, orange marmalade... Nice dry bitter finish. Good balance. Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nicksbeers (10) - - AUG 11, 2014
12 oz Bottle caramel, floral, citrus, amber, minimal head, white foam, hazy, medium sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, light body, average carbonation, bitter, thin feel,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superflyguy (428) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
lovely drop. deep amber orange. think head. bags of aroma and a punchy bitterness. all encased in a rich malt base.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (2755) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2014
35,5cl bottle as Smuttynose Finestkind IPA at Berliner bierfestival. Pours clear deep golden to orange with a white head. Hoppy aroma with light malt, citrus and oranges. Moderate sweet with nice bitterness. Medium+ body with fairly average carbonation. Decent IPA. (2014-08-02)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (1677) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2014
Keg @ Canalhouse, Notts. Pours hazy gold with white head. Thick hoppy aroma. Fruity hoppy taste with apricot, pine, orange and a sticky resin finish. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer0clock (139) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
White lacing, golden yellow, white head, citrus, classic ipa taste, bottle at bottle shop.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (785) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Keg @ Canalhouse, Nottingham. Dark gold, just a little bit hazy with some white head. Apricot and fenugreek aroma, fruity yet a bit savoury. Taste starts with a sweetness, followed by a heavy but not overbearing bitter hop flavour. Dry, almost sour, apricotty finish. This is properly pleasant stuff.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Onslow (1172) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Pour from a 12oz bottle, single bottle purchased at Brookside Market in Otsego, Michigan, the Finestkind IPA alias. Medium orange/amber brew with persistent off white head. A significant amount of floaters - flat pale pasty things - poured out of the bottle and are cycling through the brew in the glass - up and down with the carbonation. They look gross so point off on appearance. Very little aroma here - it has a clean and fresh smell, almost like mineral water but not metallic, with the faintest hint of resin wafting in it. Pleasant but not much there. Taste is good for what there is - clean moderate malt at the start with a mild resinous hops emerging towards the middle and persisting to the end. A mild resin in the finish and clean sweet taste for the whole swallow. Good palate. When I saw the floaters I wondered if it was spoiled but there is nothing at all off or bad or spoiled tasting here. But this bottle may have been badly stored and the finer hops tastes may have been neutralized.... That’s speculation. What I am drinking here is a pleasant but bland ale, not something I would call an IPA. Something I could see appropriately labeled as an amber ale. And it tastes OK.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elbernays (512) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 26, 2014
Pours cloudy amber with white head which disappears. Aroma is pine, spruce, peach. Smooth fruity, bread, biscuit flavour with peach citrus flavour. Slight bitterness, slick mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Really nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darwenus (554) - Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Cloudy yellow ochre with a lot of carbonation and sticky lace. The aroma is mild, buttery malt and grassy hops. Very well balanced flavor. Malt up front, then big bite in the finish. Strong resin, crisp finish, medium mouthfeel.


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