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RATINGS: 1859   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
pinkzambia (1931) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 22, 2007
Bottle: After a violent pour, murky copper with a stiff white head. Hoppy aroma with mild junipers and pine needles. Refreshingly bitter taste which sticks around for quite a while. The bitteness is blunt and not really marked by the pungency of some of the NW hops. This is not to say it isn’t the bomb. Thanks Indiana_Red!

3.7
BuckeyeBoy (7669) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 22, 2007
12oz bottle poura out a hazy gold topped with a white head. Great aroma of hops. Nice hop tast a bitter bite on the end with a little sweetness. thanks Indiana_Red

3.6
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JUL 20, 2007
Tap. Pours with a nice golden color and a medium head. Aromas of citrus, grass and hops. Flavors of citrus, grassy, pretty aggressive hops. This is not flowery but more like a wet hops beer. Grains deliver some contrast in the background, but that this is a serious IPA.

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beerlord (217) - Cumming, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2007
Cloudy goldon color with a ton of sediment, probably the most sedimented bottle condition ale i have ever had. Weak hop aroma if you really stick your nose far int eh glass for a long time, thin mouth feel. Some hops flavor and bitterness, both very low for the style, not a good IPA at all, contrary to the commericial description this IS a beginner IPA and not for true hop heads.

3.6
Stine (1780) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2007
Bright apricot shaded pour with lasting foam. A straightforward rendition right from the soil. Grapefruit, caramel, and jasmine aroma. A bit of earthiness. Grass and vegetal thickness on the tongue with a fragrant meadow wetness. Only a quiet hint of butterscotch sugars, achieving a favorable, floral hop forward balance. A tint of pungency on the palate, leaving a coating of woody sweetness. The standard. Thanks Andrew!

3.8
JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2007
I got this one from the NEPA case split from Steff and Brett. I really dig this brewery now. This IPA is so well balanced between bitter tones, grapefruit tones with a touch of apricots, and a smooth palate which draws my tongue towards sipping this beer more and more. There is a perfume-like sticky malt quality underlying the bitter elements. Its a bit cloying but the rest of this beer is enjoyable.

3.8
theFritz469 (16) - Brunswick, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2007
In bottle. Much more suttle bitterness than most IPA’s. I hope when i’m as old as the guys on the label I can still enjoy great beer. A very nice, smooth beer enjoyed on an even nicer summer day.

3.9
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2007
Medium orange-gold with medium-dense buff head and a good amount of carbonation. Crisp, light fruity hop notes of green apple and grapefruit in the aroma. Flavor is lightly malty with a bit of apricot fruitiness leads into a broad hops bitterness and a long bitter finish. Well balanced light body that just the right amount of malt in the mouthfeel.

4.3
Nephilium (1818) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2007
Strong pine and citrus nose, pours a dark cloudy amber with almost no head. This beer starts with a bit of sweet malt before the bitter hops run across your tongue, and set up small camps. Extraordinarily long bitter finish, and I really wish this was distributed to my neck of the woods.

3.6
Quevillon (3089) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2007
Bu au Lompoc Café à Bar Harbor, Maine, en fut (20 oz). Arome d’houblon mi-amère, quelque notes de pêches intéressant. Goût d’houblon bien amère, avec une finission sucré de caramel doux et de pêche.


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