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RATINGS: 1551   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.

cloudstrife's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cloudstrife (54) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2008
12oz bottle poured into glass. Great smell of hops, some acidic fruit, and a hint of malt. Light copper haze color with a white head that lasts throughout the drink. Bitter at first but finishes very smooth considering the amount of hops that give the pleasant taste to this brew. Overall a great Smuttynose brew, would highly recommend it to any hop head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cafgen (108) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Amber color with a one finger head. Aroma is citrus with a slight sweetness. Taste is citrus and hops. A good one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pricey290483 (177) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
had this at the gb vs usa craft beer challenge a really good ipa with a cracking amount of hops if you are just starting out on the ipa road i would go for another beer but if you know what you are talking about then you have to have this beer!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoostIPA (1181) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Pours a hazed good with an enormous head. Aromas of mineral water and floral hops. Taste is bitter and semi dry. Flavors of bitter flowers, light cracker malt. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Finishes dry and bitter. No tropical hop expression. Pretty middle of the road.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BLADT (451) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2014
From bottle. Clean golden, orange. Full white head. Dirty grapefruit on nose. Some soil and pine. Medium (or just under) body. Bitter throughout. Bright citrus with decent, biscuit malt backing. Straightforward.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
benSmithwick (10) - - JUL 3, 2014
An East Coast contender, this has the hops in the aroma, and flavor, with great balanced on how the bitterness finishes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
0kayso (1) - South Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 30, 2014 does not count
Very faint aroma. Looks great. Taste initially is pleasing, quite carbonated but still smooth with citrus/herbal notes. I’m not really a fan of the lingering bitter/herbal aftertaste though. Overall, however, this is one of my go-to IPAs. Good (relative) price for an IPA, easy to find, and reliable. Also just a fan of Smuttynose in general.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillemsUrenkel (410) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2014
12 fl oz bottle. Dark golden in the glass, light unclear, a lot of CO 2 perls. Small foamy head. Flowers and honey on the nose. Starts sweet herb. A lot of hop, also malt in the background, less fruity. A little bit bitter dry at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jdroop (10) - - JUN 24, 2014
When I don’t have a homebrew at the house, this is my go to beer. Love the expression of hops in the aroma and flavor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merzbeer (8) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2014 does not count
Had this beer from the bottle, poured into a pint glass. Aroma is fairly flat; however, the appearance is very good. Golden, clear and sparkling with a nice thick white head. The taste is very pleasant; nice and bitter with a very strong grapefruit taste. All in all, I think this is good, well rounded IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (441) - - JUN 19, 2014
Transfer from BA review from 6-12-12- Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – The beer is served as a lightly hazy golden orange color. There is a one finger head upon serving, which fades over an average amount of time to give a medium amount of lacing. Smell – The smell is of a nice bready aroma with lighter notes of orange as well as a good hop smell. The hop aromas are mostly of grapefruit but also contain aromas of lemon citrus and some pine as well. Taste – The taste starts out a mix of biscuit and a grapefruit hop flavor, with an ever so light orange flavor. Toward the middle of the taste, some bitter lemon hop flavor with a pine hop flavor aggressively and rapidly mix with the grapefruit hop flavor. At this time the somewhat “sweeter” orange flavor is lost, but the bready base remains. In the end a hoppy malt flavor, heaviest in grapefruit, is left on the tongue. Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is a bit above average with a slightly above average carbonation level. The body suits the bitter hop flavors very well allowing them to be experienced in full, while the carbonation is good for exciting the tongue alongside the hop spice. Overall – A nice IPA that is quite easy to drink. It has a good flavor with the only thing taking away from the taste being a lack of good transition and variety. Overall however it is very nice.

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