Notch 9 - Smartmouth Brewing Company
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Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
3.64/5 rDev -7.8%
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
4.08/5 rDev +3.3%
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
Notch 9 from Smartmouth Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.