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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,696 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,696
Reviews: 1,642
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 199
Gots: 222 | 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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Jettanbass9

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pale gold with an eggshell white head. Kind of cloudy with hop material/yeast particles floating around. This is due to bottle conditioning, the particles always seem so loose at the bottom and always come right out no matter how hard you try to keep them in the bottle. I love the idea of real ale but i kind of expect a little more out of a bigger micro like smutty.

S - Grapefruit, citrus some earthy type hops, sweet caramel malt as well as pale come through. Not over the top but in incredible balance. Hops dominate the aroma, as it should, but the selection of variety lends to a good aroma.

T - Balance, balance, balance. Sweet caramel and pale malts marry the perfect blend of bitterness and flavor of the hops. Very very well balanced.

M - This IPA has a medium to medium full body that reminds you that this is no pale ale... this is an INDIA pale ale.

D - Not overly bitter, not too sweet, not too dry and no astringency. This beer sits right in the middle and im more then ok with that. 6 pack definitely, if this makes it past the night, it surely wont live past the weekend. Drink up and get more.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2008 01:46:40 | More by Jettanbass9
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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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