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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,768 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,768
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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Dope

Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6.9% ABV, best by 08/19/14 (brewed in Feb maybe?). Probably 3 months old.

A: Clear amber pour with a tall, frothy, off-white head (light tan I guess). Great head retention and nice chunky lacing.

S: Very floral. Loads of grapefruit. Flowers really stand out though, similar to lavender. Light hint of metallic skunkiness, oddly enough.

T: Again, heavy floral hops with lots of bitter grapefruit to back it up. Bitter, bitter grapefruit. Decent bready malt, almost a little toasty at points. Heavily bitter aftertaste with more floral characteristics. Very dry finish. No skunkiness, I think I just got a little metallic whiff in the aroma.

M: Medium bodied, dry and bitter.

O: Interesting IPA. Lots of floral and citrusy characteristics. Floral element can't be overstated, at points it's like eating bitter lavender soap. Big west-coast style in-your-face hop character with minimal hop presence. Tasty and quite decent.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2014 02:29:09 | More by Dope
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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,768 ratings.