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RATINGS: 1849   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 IBUs, this is definitely not a training-wheels IPA, but is meant for hop lovers looking to satisfy their craving in a way thats not easy to find. We think theyll be quite pleased.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pale orange amber with large off-white head like a puffy cloud. Citurs orange aroma, sweet malt. Tastes of pine, citrus, sweet malt but balanced. Med body. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2007
A slightly hazed amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma was malty and toasty. Some earthy notes from the hops with a touch of citrus. The flavor was malty with a toasty cereal note. From the middle hops start to fill in. Citus and perfumey. The finish is fairly dry with a rind bitterness that is moderately strong on the finish. Medium bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2007
clear orange with a nice lasting white head that leaves great lacing. nice balanced piney caramel aroma with some floral hints. intense bitter caramel flavor with a big pine presence and some light orange. finish very bitter piney caramel. sticks with you forever. quite dry. medium body. lively carbonation. very nice big powerful ipa.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2007
Golden blonde pour, aroma of hops (as with any IPA). I found the taste sorely lacking on this beer; its bland and wholly non-complex. Another miss from Smuttynose.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2007
Sweet caramel on the nose. Pours golden blonde. Smooth, sweet, bitter, with citrus hops flavor. A nice IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2007
a lite floral aroma; creamy. Pours a hazy gold. Clash of CO2 and hops on the tongue; hop biterness lingers in a harsher and not very smooth kind of way. Not bad , but I rather have a different IPA. Its like a harsh Pale ale!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 17, 2007
12oz bottle from a liquor store in Lowell called "Liquors." I cant believe that I havent rated this one yet. This has been my local IPA of choice for years. Smuttynose is possibly my favorite New England brewery. This IPA is light and refreshing like a west coast IPA. The citrus flavor dominates and the finish is bitter and crisp. This is a very nice session IPA. Yum

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Draught. Subdued hop nose. Clear golden with a thin white head. Nice substantial palate with a strong hops bitterness. Mostly citrus dryness. Well balanced, solid IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (6855) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2007
Bottled.Thx friend of gnoff.Hazy golden. Small off-white head. Pretty high bitterness; a lot of grapefruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4863) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2007
Appearance: Pours out a bright cloudy* peach color with a fluffy, creamy white head. *(Per chance, I caught the sediment warning on the label and managed to keep most of the yeast beasts in the bottle.) Smell: I keep getting inviting grapefruit and pine scents. Some soft malt notes, but its mostly Hop City! Taste: Opens with a lively sweetened citrus burst, followed by a delightfully grapefruit flavor, which yields to balancing flavors of grains and a pale malt mellowness. All before finishing dry, with a fresh floral bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Juicy and remarkably crisp. Drinkability: In regards to hop lovers, I think that if anything... this beer succeeded in spades. Thats how Ill put it. Give it a try if youre fortunate enough to be within Smuttynoses distributional reach.


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