Modifications to this record on September 1, 2006
Reason for change:
Updated

Beer style changed from legacy style #19 to IPA
Beer description edited from Null to Portsmouth is a colonial era seaport town, so it goes to follow that sooner or later we'd brew an India Pale Ale as a tribute to those big, hoppy 19th century ales that made the long sea voyage from England's temperate shores, 'round the Cape of Good Hope, to the sultry climes of the faraway East Indies. But there's another reason we brewed this beer, one that's closer to our home and hearts. Hopheads. Ten years ago we brewed our first batch of Shoals Pale Ale, our American interpretation of the traditional British ESB (Extra Special Bitter) style. At the time, it was widely considered to be darned hoppy. However, a funny thing happened over the last decade - our Shoals Pale Ale didn't change; beer lovers did, and we started to hear more and more: "Why don't you guys make a really hoppy beer?" You could say, then, that Smuttynose IPA is a physical salute to the glory of the American hop grower. The citrusy hop flavor coming from a mixture of Simcoe and Santiams is pleasantly balanced by a smooth bitterness from the Amarillo hops. The beer itself is light bodied and crisp with a golden color that will throw a slight haze, as we bottle it unfiltered. At 65 IBU's, this is definitely not a training-wheels IPA, but is meant for hop lovers looking to satisfy their craving in a way that's not easy to find. We think they'll be quite pleased.

 
Modifications to this record on December 20, 2004
Reason for change:
Approved

Beer style changed from legacy style #102 to legacy style #19

 
Modifications to this record on April 30, 2004
Reason for change:
Beer was added to the database by E (ID# 752)

Beer name: Smuttynose IPA
Brewer: Smuttynose Brewing Company (ID# 1410)
Style: legacy style #102
ABV: 6.6%
Beer Description:
No description given