Notch 9We tried a Notch 9 IPA – Imperial / Double by Smartmouth Brewing Co. at Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Williamsburg, VA.

Smartmouth Brewing Co. is located in Norfolk, VA. Notch 9 gets its unusual name from the eight notch positions on a locomotive’s throttle, with each one delivering progressively more power. Notch 9 ratchets it even higher. It is a double IPA with a citrusy aroma from a crazy amount of dry hops. As it flows over your palate, you’ll sense grapefruit and pine. It washes down with a dry crisp finish. Incredibly smooth and straw in color, it delivers the goods on strength. Sip this beer alongside a plate of cured meats or bacon to boost the umami and saltiness of the dish. Pair it with a funky cheese like Stilton or sharp cheddar. see more.

Some Details About Smartmouth Brewing Co. Notch 9
Style: IPA – Imperial / Double
ABV: 9.1
IBU: 105
Average Untappd Rating (When we tried the beer): 6,457 Ratings-3.88/5.
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Please note that we don’t really “rate” beers. We are beer geeks, not beer snobs. There’s a time and place for almost every beer. But…

For our own purposes we use the following system:

4 = We would definitely order another of this beer
5 = We would go out of our way to find another of this beer.

Tags: IPA - Imperial / Double

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