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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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92
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3,708 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,708
Reviews: 1,642
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 200
Gots: 229 | 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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HBeezley

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4.78/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Here's what you need to know:

When it comes to IPA's, this is definitely one of my top picks. It's HOP-PY! Which is great, just what I love and just what you would expect for an at least decent IPA (And this is by far, above decent). Although, I must say, I'm not too sure that I would drink more than a couple of these in one night. The hoppy flavor isn't really balanced by the fruit notes of the beer - this is really the only thing I wish were different. If the fruit came out just a slight hair stronger to give some more drinkability, this would hands down be a 4.5 all the way through. then again, it always seems to be that the more sips I take the better I feel about it and the more I'm convinced that this is one of the absolute best IPA's. HAha! That usually seems to be the case. Still, its up there on the charts for me. When I recommend IPA's, I always mention this one!

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2011 04:57:48 | More by HBeezley
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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,708 ratings.