Notch 9 | Smartmouth Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
83 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good
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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:
83
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 83 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of gautch726
3.16/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

So hoppy it hurt. Some go for that. Not me so much.

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Photo of Tpitty23
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of LambicKing
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Aprice34
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MattXT
3.26/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tyyoung83
3.35/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hophugger
3.47/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Semi-deep gold in color with a nose strong of hops and citrus. Balance is quite good even with the biting hop bitterness that this DIPA has. Alcohol is def present and shows its head throughout the drinking process. Overall, a big can full of biting hops, Love it !!

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of McBraniel
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of racingkenny14
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of flyersfan900
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of LAND_MINE
3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.61/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #80 (Sep 2013):

This brawny DIPA boasts 105 IBUs—whatever. It is really about the whole-hop character here, from bitterness to flavor and even the intense aroma; extremely hoppy all around, but still balanced. More than enough to sate any hophead’s fix.

STYLE: American Double IPA
ABV: 9.1%
AVAILABILITY: Rotating

LOOK: Thin lacing, clear bronze hue

SMELL: Citrus explosion, heavy rind, minty, piney, alcohol, nutty grain, yeast, sweet resin

TASTE: Biting hop bitterness, pomelo rind, pipe tobacco, big alcoholic warmth, peppery, Grape-Nuts, faint breadiness, smooth, semi-creamy, spicy; bitter, drying finish

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Photo of brocktune
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clayrock81
3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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).

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Photo of bitterandtwisted
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sanchezrox23
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of montman
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of JMUbrewz
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VBWharfRat
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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Notch 9 from Smartmouth Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 83 ratings.
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