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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,767 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,767
Reviews: 1,645
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 203
Gots: 260 | 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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KLAYNE87

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle (Best By Jul 2011) into a Smuttynose tulip glass. Pours a nice golden yellow with about a 1/2 inch head. This IPA really is a perfect example of the style, although it comes from an eastcoast brewery you can tell there are some westcoast influence (the nice hoppy bite) but there's this nice malty undertone that I don't usually get from some American IPAs which makes this unique. Smuttynose is one of my favorite breweries and this ties with the Star Island Single as my favorite beer from them.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2011 22:16:12 | More by KLAYNE87
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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,767 ratings.