Notch 9 | Smartmouth Brewing Company

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87
very good
86 Ratings
THE BROS
82
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Notch 9Notch 9
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smartmouth Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
smartmouthbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by clayrock81 on 06-10-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
86
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
9.9%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
23
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz can into a glass.

Look is a slightly hazy orange yellow with little to no head.

Aroma is herbal and lemon.

Taste is an intense bitter. Absolutely delicious.

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Photo of mush
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skellbop
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tgatort
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of argock
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can onto a clear glass tulip. Canned on 01/11/17 on bottom of can.

A: Hazy orange-gold with barely 1-finger off-white head with pretty abundant lacing.

S: Dank, earthy, herbal, pot, grassy, and honeysuckle hop aromas with slightly grainy malt and no yeast esters

T: Flavor is very resinous with the same dank, herbal, grassy and honeysuckle notes with some grapefruit in the end palate. There is a bit more maltiness and sweetness poking through. Highly bitter and no yeast component that I can pick up. Flavorful beer and very dank and resinous/herbal.

M: Slightly tacky with medium body and good dry finish. Carbonation low-medium.

O: I really liked this DIPA and I would love to try it fresher. I hope to get to the brewery in Norfolk and do a brewery crawl there sometime.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rjp217
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VAbrookiechaser
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of McBraniel
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leee44
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BltByKrmn
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned 11/22/16, consumed on 12/21/16

This drinks like a hoppy pale ale, was shocked to see it at 9.1% DIPA after crushing the first half of the can. Hides the alcohol very well.

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Photo of Freq
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brocktune
3.64/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcorn
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DevilHawk
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bluehende
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bitterandtwisted
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mtnwesdew
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattXT
3.26/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Buckeyeguy10
4.74/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JayQue
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good DIPA. Robust flavor and good balance. Pours a hazy honey-gold color with a small white head. Head retention is average and there is some spotty lacing. Good aroma of both piney and citrus hops and some sweet malt. Flavor includes citrus and piney hops, a good level of bitterness and some balancing sweet, caramel malt. Mouthfeel is crisp and rich. Nice level of bitterness and no hint of high abv, actually very smooth except for a hops bite. Hampton Roads VA now includes a number of impressive breweries!!!

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Photo of JMUbrewz
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisMon02
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to Will for the can. Poured into a tulip glad.

Yellow-Orange in color with a smallish white head the exits quickly. Slightly cloudy with little lacing.

Smell is floral, minty hops and cereal malt. Not strong but nice.

Taste is where this one excels. A great change of pace from the "juice bombs" that are now all the rage. Super tasty flowers, cereal malt and a touch of minty tea in the finish. Very enjoyable.

Smooth with light carbonation. Goes down easy.

I like this a lot. If I had this available to me I would enjoy on a regular basis. Recommended.

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Notch 9 from Smartmouth Brewing Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 86 ratings.
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