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Smuttynose Noonan Black IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Noonan Black IPASmuttynose Noonan Black IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

358 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 358
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 2
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerNinja007 on 02-27-2013)
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Photo of gueuzeonhigh
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Pours almost bible black with a long lived frothy head.
There's plenty of hops bitterness with an underlying toasted malt hint.
The flavor stance is vibrant on the palate with what I would expect from an IPA.
There's a long finish but I wish the entire mouthfeel and flavor cross-section had "more of". Nevertheless I found this beer as an interesting and enjoyable IPA.
Certainly worth your "beer-time" on a bottle or two.

gueuzeonhigh, Today at 03:25 AM
Photo of MisterE
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

12 ounce bottle with “best by” date of 08/05/14 and ABV 6.2% printed on the glass

A: poured gently into a tall snifter - deep dark brown with considerable sediment in the bottom and a powerful foamy head that keeps building for several minutes after the pour - excellent lacing

S: dark roasted malt but dominated by grassy and piney hops - stronger as it warms up

T: excellent example of the style - hops are present throughout, but muted by the dark, almost burnt flavor of toasted grains - so little sweetness that I expected to read there was coffee in the mash

M: medium body with moderate carbonation - smooth and very dry

O: glad to have tried this one and would buy it again, but unlikely to become one of my go to beers

MisterE, Friday at 10:14 PM
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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

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wilannys, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.48/5  rDev -8.4%

JMC_TM, Aug 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

clfrost, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

The dark roasted malts created a taste that was a bit burnt and made the beer a little too bitter, but definitely a solid beer otherwise.

BuzzLitebier, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

psmith161, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

kwa357, Aug 22, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -1.1%

jaydoc, Aug 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Hohnbaum, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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Photo of HamdenHector
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: deep brown; 1 finger tan head that receded slowly to a thick ring around the edge of the glass; nice lacing;

S: roasted malt; coffee;

T: coffee ice cream; piney hops show through at mid-palate; finish is moderately bitter with coffee and pine before the swallow and espresso after;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; long, dry finish;

O: complex flavors; I was happy that the hop flavor came through - doesn't seem to happen a lot with this style;

HamdenHector, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Knoxrb12, Jul 21, 2014
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Smuttynose Noonan Black IPA from Smuttynose Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 358 ratings.