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Notch 9 - Smartmouth Brewing Company

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88
very good

27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Smartmouth Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: clayrock81 on 06-10-2013)
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SE-VAbeerdrink

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

02-18-2014 02:09:27 | More by SE-VAbeerdrink
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kierancarobine

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-04-2014 00:16:20 | More by kierancarobine
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bsm80x

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

09-25-2013 20:36:34 | More by bsm80x
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Scottyhope

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

07-25-2014 22:26:11 | More by Scottyhope
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BeastLU

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-14-2014 17:52:59 | More by BeastLU
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Hanzo

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-18-2013 13:02:50 | More by Hanzo
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MattSharpless

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-09-2014 20:32:07 | More by MattSharpless
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John_Beeryman

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-21-2014 13:26:27 | More by John_Beeryman
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mhbarber

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-19-2013 23:44:13 | More by mhbarber
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Cubatobaco

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-28-2013 03:40:42 | More by Cubatobaco
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Duane_Opfer

Virginia

4.08/5  rDev +2.8%

Growler fill at brewery. Consumed same day (11/16). Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Written from notes.

A - Orange/amber with a finger of egg shell colored head. Moderate carbonation with distinct lines. Layers of wavy lacing on sides of glass. Cloudy with no sediment.

S - Mildly fragrant. Orange and peach.

T - Peach, apricot, melon and citrus (orange?). Does not completely mask ABV. Noticeable malt backbone. Warming. Not a bitter hop bomb, but a little pink grapefruit in the finish.

M - Moderate to high carbonation with a medium body.

O - Pleasant surprise. Rather good DIPA in my backyard. Currently overpriced though... $20 for a growler fill, or $15 during designated happy hours. Happy to support local economy, but not when I can get a fresh 6-pack of a superior out-of-area DIPA without too much difficulty.

11-24-2013 21:08:01 | More by Duane_Opfer
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Jasonp79

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-28-2013 00:08:55 | More by Jasonp79
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Xandrose

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-12-2013 05:04:37 | More by Xandrose
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-09-2014 22:30:02 | More by zekeman17
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VTWicked

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-05-2014 00:25:04 | More by VTWicked
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AMCPhD

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-07-2014 20:53:17 | More by AMCPhD
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csurowiec

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-19-2014 01:37:14 | More by csurowiec
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montman

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-26-2014 13:28:13 | More by montman
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scushman

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

11-26-2013 22:37:27 | More by scushman
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JothHu

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

01-24-2014 22:17:47 | More by JothHu
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.64/5  rDev -8.3%

A cloudy orange body with small head and lace on top of a strong citric and spicy aroma but not much else going on in the aroma. The beer is light to medium bodied which is hard for a DIPA, smooth, some noticeable citric hop flavors with a touch of peppery, crispy spice. Hops are not overpowering and provide a dry, snapping b ackbite but for a DIPA one would expect more a hop profile than citric notes. I did get a touch of sweet fruit tastes as well but any sweet and/or caramel malts thrown in to balance are simply overpowered. Reminded me more of a Belgian ale, possibly a Belgian IPA, than what hopheads would consider a DIPA (although has the ABV that DIPAs do, making this a sipper).

06-10-2013 21:19:16 | More by clayrock81
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

07-20-2014 21:22:27 | More by VeganUndead
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

07-23-2013 15:53:43 | More by Rhettroactive
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

10-14-2013 18:40:45 | More by djrn2
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flyersfan900

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

03-31-2014 13:23:26 | More by flyersfan900
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Notch 9 from Smartmouth Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.