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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,750 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,750
Reviews: 1,645
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 206
Gots: 248 | 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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GJ40

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled from a 12oz bottle purchased at Nikki's in N Providence, RI. Bottle had a best by date of June 2009.

A - Golden and cloudy with suspended chunks of yeast (not quite what I expected from an IPA with a safe best by date). Very little head.

S - Nice toasted malt aroma and some fruity and floral hops. Not big but nice.

T - Toasted malt with bready and biscuity flavors balanced by some nice fruity and floral hops as well. Some citrusy hop bitterness too. Well done.

M - Very low carbonation (but it works well) and a moderate consistency.

D - I was a bit leery based on the suspended yeast chunks but this beer was very good. I'd love to try this stuff on tap.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2009 10:38:29 | More by GJ40
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A- Hazy orange, light caramel.

S- Citrus, most notably grapefruit, orange, lemon, some floral notes as well.

T- Does not follow suit with the nose. Pale malts at first, a hint of grapefruit, with some peppery and earthy notes to finish. That finish is rather bitter with heavy pine notes by the way and lingers quite a bit.

M- Crisp, well-carbonated, I like it!

O- I was expecting more after reading the reviews on the website. Not the worst I've had but definitely not the best, which is rather disappointing considering that Smuttynose puts out some very good beers. The finish is what turned me off the most about this, it was quite acerbic and piney and it just did not do it for me. I would recommend it though, but it's just not my taste.

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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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