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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,757 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,757
Reviews: 1,645
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 205
Gots: 254 | 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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Jay_Ulreich

Indiana

3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Heard tons of good things about this beer, so when I finally saw it, I had to get it. Looks like your standard IPA, clear and golden, I was actually expecting sediment, due to reviews and what it says on the box, but its clear as day. Smell is a bit lacking, hops are there but not what Id call the "finest kind". Mouthfeel is great, just what I look for and expect in a beer. Taste... hmm I have to taste it over and over again. Something is lacking here. It is crazy bitter, like the white part of a grapefruit. I think they must have done all their hopping at the beginning of the boil, its like they forgot the other additions. Its solid, and I like it. Will I buy it again? probably not.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 02:01:15 | More by Jay_Ulreich
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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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