RATINGS: 1849   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2006
Murky orange/coppery color. Nice cirtus infused hop aroma. Poured with a thin, cream colored head. Nice carbonation and intense grassy finish. I dig it. A little more depth would make it amazing, but I think that can be said about any beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2007 Pours a cloudy, deep amber color. Aroma is fruity with a hint of apple. This beer is very hoppy but it is balanced nicely with a good deal of caramel malt. I found this one at my local grocery store and am pleasantly surprised. I will try other Smuttynose products.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2006
12oz. Bottle: Smells citrusy and hoppy. Dish soap scent as well. No malt aroma. Poured light copper color. Small, off-white head that mostly diminished. Cloudy, opaque, and full of particles. Tastes of hops and grapefruit. Medium bitter. Light body. Nice texture. Soft carbonation. Bitter finish. A good IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2006
Lovely hop nose on opening. Pours with an even thin head that didnt dissipate until the glass was emptied. Clear gold color with slightest of haze. Lingering hop palate. Very satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hiphoppy (6) - USA - APR 6, 2006 does not count
Golden and cloudy appearance. Strong citrus aroma. Fizzy feel. the flavor starts off like citrus than turns to pine. the aftertaste leaves a great impression with a bitter bite. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dhrjericho (66) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 24, 2006
Pours a very cloudy orange tinted gold color. Has lots of medium to large particles. Aroma is very faint. It has a light malt aroma with some rich hop notes. Flavor is very straight forward hop balst with a slight wheat aftertaste. Its very mild sweetness is quickly overtaken by strong continuous bitter hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1706) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2007 Pale gold in color. Has a very flowery earth aroma. A sharp bitterness even for an IPA. Well, balanced. Great. Rerate. im a hophead and im fine tuning my ipa taste. this guys hops go more towards bitterness than flavor. sharp lemony bitterness and flavor. alright but not what im aiming for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2006
Bottle. Golden amber pour, decent-sized head. Citrusy hop aroma with some caramel malts in there, and a touch of some other sweet light fruit, maybe orange. Similar hoppy flavors, with a bit better balance on sweet toasty malt. A touch of earthiness (I think maybe from the hops) gives it a nice extra dimension - dunno if the earthiness was there intentionally, but I liked it. Bitter finish. Good IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
benfergy (248) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - APR 22, 2006
Moderate head, a bit bubbly. Lightly herbal aroma. Quite thin, not too bitter. Just not doing it for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2006
Straw and amber mixed together, minimal head, wheat like aroma. Some floral hops in there. Big hoppy taste overpowers any malt available. A bit too overpowering, but that could very well be the intent.

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