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RATINGS: 1816   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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3.7
auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2006
12 Oz. Bottle. A high thin wafting away aroma of lightly creamed butter hops, with notes of stinging plants and light citrus. Pour of furiously bubbling light golden, with yellow fringes. A head of silky lacing white. Flavor packs a very respectable hop punch, with a one-two of rich fresh squeeze droplets of Yuzu and creamy candied background malts. In the hops, a good balance of the lighter more earthy grass varieties, mingled with an effervescent dose of floral citrus bouquet. Well done. The heavily offered light sweet malts, keep a clean crisp profile with an excellent body. In the palate, a crisp tartness followed by a chip of lawnmower bitterness. Finishes with light peach, however the grassy hops glower with a heavy bitterness that takes away on the smack. Overall, pretty darn good. I’m off to join the fellows on the bottle.

3.7
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Bottle: Cloudy orange. Very citrusy aroma. Flavor followed up with more citrus, grapefruit. Dry bitter finish. Enjoyable beer, I’de like to try it on draft as I would all solid IPAs.

3.8
ABUSEDGOAT (2905) - California, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Sample at Julio’s beer festival:orange body. Aroma is grapefruity and citrusy hops. Balance here was good. Not all that interesting, but no flaws.

4.3
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2006
draft at muddy river smoke house, portsmouth. Deep golden/orange with a long lasting medium head with good lacing. Aroma is big, and is of citrus hops and very earthy. Taste is of bitter hops up front with some sweet malt, and citrus flavors dominating throughout. Dry finish, with a good lingering bitterness.

4.4
maranello550 (3) - Kearny, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2006 does not count
This is a very decent IPA. Tastes of grapefruit. Very hoppy, good aftertaste. Good head that will be there till the end. All the flavor hides the ABV, so be careful! You won’t be disappointed with this one.

3.6
ElDuderino (184) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2006
Bottle, at a Smuttynose tasting at Charles Street liquor in Beacon Hill, MA. Fairly tranlucent orange body, good puffy white head on pour. Lots of lemon and orange zest in the nose with a hint of grapefruit. Body drank very light, weightless almost. Lots of bitter hops and strong pine needle flavors. Very dry aftertaste, not quite as bitter as I expected. The flavor seemed to wash down as quick as the beer. Loads of potential, but not much kick and not much staying power. Fairly average for a good IPA. I definitely recomend it, but not something to get too excited about.

3.3
joergen (29625) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2006
Bottle. Hazy orange coloured with a white head. Perfumed aroma of grape fruits and hops. Flavour of grape fruits and hops.

3.4
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2006
Hazy orange colour with a foamy white head. Hoppy and fruity aroma with a lemon citric note. Hoppy and fruity flavor with notes of pine. Dry and light citric finish.

3.2
Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2006
Bottle thanx to Thomas E. Orange colour with a big white head. Malty, pine tree, grape fruit aroma and taste. Medium body with a dry grape finish.

3.8
heemer77 (5361) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2006
New arrival in Madison, WI. Nice to see it. The body is a dark gold with ahint of haze and a thin white head. The aroma is fresh and brigh with some grapefruit, old toffee, iced tea and some earthy grass. All nice smells in this one. The taste is more in your face than I expected. Lots of grapefruit and some burnt bread crust. There is also some bitter grass. A little much for me. I would like a bit of malt balance, but those that love hops should enjoy this one.


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