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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,770 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,770
Reviews: 1,645
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 203
Gots: 260 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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 75 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.

75 IBU

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 03-12-2004)
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CurtFromHershey

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4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright coppery yellow with orange hues. Tall pillowy white head which quickly fades to a thin cap which provides nice lacing.

Smell is not like your run of the mill IPA. Subtle bready malts, orange zest, grassy. Very pleasant.

Taste starts with a brief flash of malty sweetness quickly followed up by a crisp piney hop bite. A touch of citrus and then a bitter herbal finish.

Mouthfeel is fairly light and not as sticky as some IPAs, but it's perfect for an everyday drinking beer.

Greay beer. Ill definitely be buying this somewhat regularly.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 23:45:27 | More by CurtFromHershey
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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,770 ratings.