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RATINGS: 1812   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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3.8
97hill (224) - - APR 5, 2017
OK, this one was pretty damn, good. Tasty without over powering , hoppy without the yikes. Good decent beer, lots of taste and character can from LCBO need more of this

3.5
Alpha10 (830) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2017
2017/04/05 - Pours a clear, medium gold colour with a soapy, white head slowly reduces and leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is citrus and tropical fruits, light caramel with lightly spicy and floral hops. Taste is caramel, resin, tropical and citrus fruits with floral and herbal hops. Mouthfeel is medium with moderate carbonation and a dry, lightly sweet, moderately bitter finish. A little more malt forward than I had expected, but good nonetheless. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
meccahh69lol (354) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - MAR 30, 2017
It’s a fine beer, as in it’s fine, not like fancy fine. Smells nice and almost flowery, pours golden. The taste is light and thin; slightly hoppy but not bitter. I wouldn’t say it satisfies a hop craving per say, but it’s more flavorful than some lesser beers. Good for your last night in town for the week before you abandon your sweet love for Florida sunshine.

3.8
freekyp (2410) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2017
A nicely balanced east coast IPA with a citrus zest nose and spicy hop bite. The light malt backbone stands up to the unusual hop bill, and this one is well thought out. An easy quaff that belies it’s stout 6.9%. I like the fact that this one eshews the resinous mj component of west coast IPAs while still showcasing it’s altogether different take on hops. Excellent.

3.4
BrewWhatIWant (296) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2017
Pours light gold with a decent white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma is pine and tropical fruit. The taste is quite bitter with a hint of sweetness. There are notes of tropical fruit, pine, grass, grain and resin. It’s a pretty decent IPA with some distinct flavours and plenty of IBUs.

3.4
Beerhammaren (1815) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2017
.33l bottle @Mallaskukko. Pours cloudy yellow with medium head. Aroma is hops, malts, leaves, herbs, pine notes, resin and grass. Flavor is mostly same with dry and earthy fresh mouth feel.

3.3
jjgmd (2248) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Can. Pours a hazy rusty golden color with a wispy large to white beige head. Nose is bittersweet citrus with appreciable pine and resin. Taste is bitter with softer citrus and harder pine and resin. Finishes on the same hard bitter notes with a long piney and resinous finish. Mild lacing . Quaff Score 6 / 10

3.4
SinH4 (6259) - Garching b. M�nchen, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2017 Bottle as "Finestkind IPA". Clear golden color with white head. Aroma is grapefruit, piney. Taste is grapefruit, pale malts, nice residual sweetness. Oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Not bad.

3.4
googleimage83 (170) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2017
"Finestkind" bottle from the Beer Store. Peachy honey pour, fairly clear and lustrous; faintly sandy head. Aroma is big toffee malt up front, with peach, plum, slightly overripe tropical fruit following. Taste is where this beer shines - toffee sweetness up front, but not cloying. Fresh, flowery and piney hops kick in fairly early on and stick around for most of the drink. Sticky palate works for the flavour profile. While I prefer my IPA’s a little less malt-heavy, this is a solid, easy-drinking brew.

3.5
Freaky_tiki (1357) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2017
Can from LCBO. Interesting to scroll through a few pages of the reviews & see the split in opinions. Even more interesting to read the reviews from 10 years ago. Maybe this was a hop bomb back in the day but now its more of a lawn mower ipa. Bit of a clunky old school ipa in my opinion: more emphasis on ham-fisted pine bitterness than hop expressiveness. You’ll recognize this interpretation of the style the minute you taste it of you’re an ipa aficionado. By no means is this bad. I like it. It just feels dated (which is ok).


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