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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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3.9
MagooinPA (101) - Rotonda Lakes, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2007
On tap at Tony’sPlace in Ivyland, Pa ( this place had Celebrator on tap this winter and had no clue it was the best Double Bock in the world! This is a Italian restaurant for Pete’s sake!). Nice foamy white head that lasted a good long time. Pours a nice hazy golden color. Nice nose of hops+ hops + hops... As hoppy as this was, the malt balance was also good. The great pucker of all the hops finsihed with a surprising malt kick then went back to a lingering hop bite that any hop-head would love. No clue in the taste this is 6.6 abv either.

3.8
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2007
12oz bottle. Hazy golden hue. Big bright orange flavors. Lots of citrus. Big nose. Full bodied with full bitter flavors. Big grapefruit with a nice dry palate. Nice effervescence. Touch of caramel undertone in the malts. Smooth malts then a blast of hop bitterness. Very nice.

3.5
acearl (510) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2009 (5/6/2007)Clear amber pour (on tap,) little lacing, very flowery hops but pretty watery, flat carbonation, medium body, bitter finish, so, so...(8/15/2009)RE Rate, from bottle, white head grapefruit tang, crisp, light bitter finish, refreshing

3.7
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Tap at Croxley’s Ale House: Pours a deep golden amber with good clarity and topped by a consistent off white head. Very aromatic. Hoppy, sweet fruityness of peach, citrus notes, nice and bright. Fairly velvety mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation. Has an assertive hoppyness in the flavor. It’s fairly balanced, yet it could use just a drop more malt in the body to even out the aggressive hops. (And I’m a hop head) Has some peach/apricot esters with a late grapefruity bitterness which is long and dry. An aggressive and enjoyable IPA.

4.4
Beerio (48) - USA - MAY 2, 2007
This is a complex IPA. There is a shit load of things happening in it. All of the typical IPA tastes are crafted into it well. But there are other great things about this IPA that I am too drunk put my finger on. I am gonna go have sex...Maybe I will review it after again after that.

4.3
jm1907 (18) - P=Town, California, USA - APR 29, 2007
I like it and I don’t even have a trust fund. A six pack makes me want to play horse polo and join a secret society. Live free or die.

4.2
ghostmonkey (204) - budd lake, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2007
bottle . . pours cloudy deep gold with some sediment and a white head . . aroma is fresh pine, sweet, floral, grapefruit . . smells great . . taste is VERY hoppy, sweet pine, grapefruit, tart . . after taste is long and bitter . . awsome!

3.7
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2007
poured with an average head, had a hard time determining the smell, grapefruit and pine and somewhat flat, crisp citrus/hop taste with good amount of bitter, favorite of the smutty nose beers...keeper

3.6
Nihon (247) - Vernon, Connecticut, USA - APR 18, 2007
Color of apple juice, aroma of sweet hops flowers. Bittersweet hop flavor, almost floral. Bitterness comes on strong at the end.

3.8
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2007
Poured in a pint glass with a hazy golden colour with creamy white head. Scents of citrus mostly grapefruit that is really strong. Good lacing. Flavor: citrus hop presence with grapefruit, aftertaste of slight spice and full hop bitterness.


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