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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
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3,703 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,703
Reviews: 1,642
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 200
Gots: 226 | 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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Freshie

Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Amazing appearence, with cloudy bright gold colour, frothy head that laces hardcore, and many tiny bubbles floating to the top. It looks awesome.

The scent is floral, and pine sappy, with just a hint of citrus.

The flavour is very hoppy, from start to finish, but not so much so that you cringe. Very clean and dry. Past the hops there was some grassy, pine, and fruit flavours. The carbonation was in good balance with the hops to help with the hop whallop.

Very drinkable. Hops upon hops, but clean, and lovely. I paired this with my Easter meal, and it was fantastic. I think this just took the spot for my favorite IPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2006 01:06:59 | More by Freshie
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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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