« on: January 22, 2010, 12:52:02 PM »
Smuttynose is a fine EC example. One of my faves.
See, I'd actually say that Smutty's is more of a West Coast style IPA that's brewed East Coast. It uses Simcoe, Santiam and one other (?) and is all 2 row and with a touch of light crystal giving it a lower scale color (6-7SRM) and finishes very dry . IIRC, they recommend Chico yeast when cloning their beers.
I'd consider Victory, Dogfish and Harpoon's examples as more in the East Coast vein.