overall
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92
style
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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (1306) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Tap. Orange yellow pour with a half-inch head. Citrus, caramel, pine, grapefruit, honey. Well balanced and easy to approach. Grassy, caramel, fruit and pine. Good beer.


4
beerbombthrower (12) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 6, 2017
Simply put, this is the best IPA you're likely to find in the Northeast. When you want to have a crisp, hoppy beer after a long day, you be hard pressed to find anything better.

3.5
tfontana (1131) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 24, 2017
Taster pour at NH Brewfest. Appearance is hazy yellow-brown, light white head, light sparkle. Aroma is hoppy melon, grass, citrus. Taste is citrus, resin. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with thick texture, average carbonation and finish as taste. Overall, this was milder than I expected and not as complex as I thought it would be. Still OK but not amazing.

3.3
Bill Becker (1808) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
From Aug 2006 Poured from 12oz bottle a cloudy reddish gold with a fairly large head of foam that shrunk quickly leaving a solid layer for most of the session and then.. diminished some more until just a very fine layer remained. The smell is quite hoppy with notes of citrus like grapefruit and lemon and there's a bit of malty sweetness in the nose as well. The taste is actually a bit sweeter than I expected. The hops are definitely in control with grapefruit and lemon and a bit of grass but the malt presence kind of eases the bitter tones until the finish when it becomes quite bitter and very refreshing. Good stuff! Bottom line: A very good example of an American IPA. Thanks go out to jwc215 for including this one in our trade!

4
dnstone (3546) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2017
Pours a pale golden with strong white head. A floral hop aroma. Light bodied with a big flora and melon hop character. Notes: bottle at Vino Volo, Logan Airport Sep '17

3.8
brownaler (707) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2017
Musty oat malts with a syrupy sweet hop profile. Like the shoals pale ale, but slightly stronger.

3.3
pootzboy (1805) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2017
Can = pours a lightly hazed gold with a 1 finger white cap that reduces but lasts - aroma is grapefruit-floral-piney with a decent sweet malt underpinning flavor follows aroma - clean finish, not overly hoppy but a session IP decent but not distinct.

3.4
Canmoore (496) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2017
Pours a semi cloudy golden colour, with a decent sized foamy head. Aroma has notes of biscuits, citrus, and resin. Tasting notes include passionfruit, grapefruit, pine, and some biscuit. Slightly dry, bitter finish to this decent IPA.

4.1
jakeskia (30) - Kanata, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2017
Rich honeyed aromas layered wth tropical fruit and burnt sugar. Crisp and creamy with a touch of pine on the pallet.

3.4
balloonbuffoon (605) - - MAY 2, 2017
12floz bottle purchased at the per unit equivalent price of $1.50, BBD 08.24.2017, pint glass. Appears pale gold body with a slight haze, and has small layer of head. Tropical fruit aroma with evergreen, translates to what is expected a medium-full bodied beer with hop bitterness. Fruity and metallic (not in a bad way) middle-of-the-road American IPA.

3.8
Listigovers (1312) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2017
Golden and hazy pour. Smells of resin and forest. Taste is well balanced resin and hop bitterness, a lot of dry malts. Medium bodied, a big classic IPA, very enjoyable.


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