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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
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3,771 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,771
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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Luigi

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4.88/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured out a hazy copper color with some yeast partials flouting around the glass . Three finger head that as creamy off white.

The aroma is rich with citrus and pine notes. There is some sweetness from the malt. But, hops are dominate.

The flavor is a hophead dream. Bitter pine and citrus hops! A good amount of bread like malt and sweetness. Perfect. Dry hoppy finish.

Medium bodied and easy to drink but be careful because the ABV can catchup with you!

Over all everything you would want and expect and want from an American IPA is present! No complaints!! Pick some up and enjoy!!

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2011 05:30:51 | More by Luigi
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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,771 ratings.