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93
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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy copper orange with beige floaties and a thin, dense, dull white head. The aroma has lots of grapefruit, some pine sap, and light toast. The flavor is assertive bitterness up front, with some typical grapefruit and grapefruit peel tastes. Some fresh wood tones come out in the middle, and the light toast that holds it together becomes more apparent. The finish is bitter and clean, and leaves an aftertaste of general bitterness and wamrth. All the flavors are quite well defined and clear. Tasty brew.

3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
peteport (6) - New York, USA - FEB 10, 2007 does not count
To me, this beer is a fugue between a hoppy bitterness and a caramel-malt undercurrent. Pours nicely, has a one inch foam head, somewhat cloudy color. I like this beer, but it isnt my favorite IPA. I am drinking from a 12 oz bottel which states best by Jan 07, and it is Feb 10 07, but I dont think that really matters. I prefer the Smuttynose pale ale over its IPA. Overall, though a good beer.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kdrobb2k (24) - Willingboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Pours semi-clear with at small, quickly receding head. Aroma was faint. It has a bitter aftertaste with no hop flavor that you expect from an IPA. I cannot understand the high ratings for this brew. Smuttynose can and has done much better.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 7, 2007
Perhaps I was expecting too much, but this beer disappointed me. Hops seemed to lack character, other than grassiness and the tiniest hint of floral aroma and taste.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2007
This is HOOOOPPPYYY!!! Man what good brew. I would place it about in between the Stone IPA and Ruination. Freaking great brew. The only thing that held it back was the lack of foam. It had relatively none and what was there faded instantly. Other than that. . . I need to trade for more. :banned:

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2007
Hazy amber gold color, topped by a thick inch or more of suds white foam. Good head retention, scant lacing. Mild grapefruit hop aroma. Up front, there is a dry toasted malt with an even drier grapefruit citrus hops. Mouth puckering, but then, oh my - a delicious caramelt malt patiently waits in the background. Medium body, moderate carbonation, very smooth texture. Lingering grapefruit pith in the aftertaste is nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Hazy amber/orange with a medium head. Good lacing. Aroma of orange, pine and biscuit. Taste was pretty much identical, with a pleasant bitterness throughout. Light body. Bitter end. Very good IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2007
On tap @ Coles. Buffalo NY One of my favorite East Coast IPAs. Not overly hopped like West Coast IPAs but I still like it. Citrus presence & nice golden color. Very nice IPA

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2007
Pours hazy golden-orange with a small creamy white head. Strong floral hop aroma, with a light note of grapefruit. Floral and citrusy hop bitterness dominate the flavor, with a lightly sweet and toasty malt presence. Palate is light/medium, a bit creamy, and very bitter. Well balanced and very easy drinking, wouldve guessed higher IBUs.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2007
Very floral aroma, good head that lasts for several minutes after a pour and a very pleasing color, some sediment, and fairly respectable carbonation release.


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