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RATINGS: 1618   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (1816) - Ford, Shropshire, - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbastard (713) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2014
12oz bottle. Cloudy pale gold with little lace. Grassy nose, followed by pine and citrus in the back. Nice modest malt sweetness that parallels the hop flavors and bitterness. Bitter peppery finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stynkmonkey (1) - Cedar Park, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2014 does not count
From a bottle. Poured with very little head which dissipated quickly. Tastes of resin and pine with hints of caramel. Pleasantly bitter. No lacing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bork (318) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Nicely bitter IPA with some grapefruit and other citrus to start. Nice oily texture that never gets soapy. Finish is a tad short but all in all this is a fine kind of brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
growler6 (6) - - NOV 16, 2014 does not count
Does everything well in moderation. Citrus and resin on the nose, lasts to the bottom of the glass. Lightly salted pretzel, enough bitterness to finish clean. Summer IPA comes mind but this works on a semi-cold day in the northeast. Very, very good. Great value, especially for a 12 pack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubblehouse (471) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Has a really nice aroma. Has a bit of a funky taste and a little bit of a bite but still pretty enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
phikus (75) - syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2014 Finest kind is not really an understatement. I love this hop combination and the malt is just right. My go to IPA in the summer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5598) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle from Beermerchants. Pours almost clear dark golden with a huge frothy white head. Aroma of malts, honey and flowery hops.Taste is light sweet malty, soon overpowered by crisp hops, flowery and grapefruity, rather short lived taste. Dry and fruity mouthfeel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3640) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle from grocery store in New York City September 2013. Poured golden honey colour with lots of fresh hop aromas. Smooth, easy drinking IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
terefere (232) - Durham, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle, "Finestkind Ipa". Pours golden, nice frothy head. Aroma of mango, bisquit, hint of pomelo. Taste: mango, pomelo, lychee, citrus zest, hint of pine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartlebier (1876) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2014 As "Finestkind IPA". 12oz bottle purchased at 5e Mondial de la Bičre, bb04/2015. Explosive exotics in the nose: fresh orange, pineapple peel, some mango and passionfruit sweetness. Taste transports very easy lemonade citrus, mainly dried grapefruit, with some pithy bitterness and enough zest, as well as a whispy, near-chewy biscuit malt base laying down a confident mid base before the citrus rind and dried lemongrass finish. Leaves a slightly powdery bitter sensation of hop particle dust or dry yeast on the back of the tongue in the aftertaste. Overall a wonderfully balanced, fresh IPA that makes the 75 IBU a pleasure to stomache. Every beer by Smuttynose so far has been a far over par interpretation of the style. Please start exporting from the East Coast to the EU’s West Coast.

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