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93
style
RATINGS: 1854   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AleRider78 (956) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2016
473ml tallboy from LCBO. Pours a huge frothy off-white head that sticks around for quite awhile and has a slightly hazy golden orangey appearance. Fairly excessive carbonation. Aromas are orangey, citrus hops, notes of floral and hints of bready malts. Flavours are fruity, mostly of the citrus variety. Some subtle hints of grapefruit in the finish, very light. Some bready malts as well as faint caramel malt. Medium bodied. Great retention. A little bit of bitterness on the palate, maybe expected a bit more. Pretty easy to drink, smooth and a bit creamy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frothmeister (774) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2016
473ml can. Pours a hazy pale gold with an off-white head. On the nose, almost sugary icing-like notes, with resinous hops and some tropical fruit buried underneath. Taste wise, medium sweetness, orange peel, grapefruit, and mineral notes that head into soapy hops, floral notes, lots of citrus pithy bitterness, and lighter fruit notes that linger in the finish. Its decent enough to buy again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (579) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2016
Far from a hop bomb, this IPA is engaging, fresh and layered enough to be among the top tier. A white head on an amber/straw body. The nose is features fresh citrus and tropical fruit with a touch of honey. Hops are there for sure, with grapefruit, lemon, melon and kiwi fruit jumping to mind. A honey biscuit taste to the malt and maybe a hint of toffee underneath round it out nicely. Solid carbonation keeps it lively and the slightly slick mouth feel adds to the satisfaction.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (4409) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2016
A run of the mill ipa. Nice citrus, subtle pine. Good balance with the malt, medium bitterness, sharp citrus oil finish, quite nice and easily drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tranquillity (2180) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2016
Canned. Hazy yellow body, small white head. The aroma is very flowery, almost with some weed. The taste is amazing, with a very thick palate. Wonderful finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
portwood (255) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2016
"Finest Kind". Restrained nose, orange, grapefruit, pine. Light bodied, smooth carbonation. Bittersweet, pine, grapefruit pith, medium dry. Slightly disappointed with this one. Well balanced but nothing pops like some other IPAs (nose suggests can may not be too fresh? BB 7/6/17)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mister_Li (1206) - GERMANY - NOV 26, 2016
Leicht trbes orangegold mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, fruchtig, Grapefruit, Zitrusfrchte, Kiefer, leicht bitter.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HourGlass13 (755) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2016
This review is for the "Finest Kind" IPA. Not sure this is the same as their "IPA". This stuff was likely the best IPA Ive ever had. Pours clear golden, with a foamy short lived white head. Ridges of lace coat the glass all the way down. Aroma is fruity with tangerine, grapefruit, honey and cracker-like pale malts. Citrusy hops up front gives way to tropical fruit and floral hop flavor explosion. A very solid bready malt profile provides just enough balance. Full bodied with high carbonation. Mild pound cake like resin sweetness in the very long finish. This is a fantastic, benchmark IPA. Jam packed with juicy hops, but still balanced and enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
djoeye (4314) - Troms, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2016
Aroma; berries, roasted malts, grass, plum. Look; clear orange golden with pearl layer. Taste; hops, roasted malts, plum, wine, grass - hoppy finish. Feel; good body, soft carbonation. Overall; tasty, winey. [35.5cl /12FLoz.Btl 6.9% [email protected] Oulu Finland]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALIBALI (1458) - Kiel, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2016 Relativ wenig Aroma, ein bisschen fruity, leicht erdig wrzig und ausgesprochen sanft. Optisch der dunkelgelb getrbte Genosse. Der Trunk fett bitter, wirklich. Die Wrze bleibt, hinzu kommen harzige Nuancen und einige Zitrusspritzer. Fertig ist ein extrem verhopftes Bitter IPA. 0,3/4,50 vom Hahn im STRONGBOWS Kiel.


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