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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,753 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,753
Reviews: 1,645
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 205
Gots: 253 | 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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MBPChead

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this one just a few minutes ago, and I have to say I'm was VERY Impressed.

Appearance: Hazy orange in color with a thick bubbly off white eggshell head. GORGEOUS Presentation especially in a decorated glass german stein.

Smell: Grapefruit and Hopcones with pines, accompanied by very slight aromas of a loaf of challah. Quite nice overall.

Taste: RIDDLED with Grapefruit and accompanied by grassy hops and pines. If there is any pale malt I can't really distinguish it. Good flavor overall.

Mouthfeel: Smooth in texture with a watery complexion feels and works well with the rest of the beer.

Drinkability: This beer encompasses so much with so little effort: its Sharp, Crisp, Powerful, Mild, and Smooth all in one. Its Excellent overall and I could Easily drink several on a hot summers day.

I also feel that it is necessary for me to mention that American IPA's are undoubtedly my least favorite style of beer and I'd go as far as to say that I DETEST them. So to say that I think this one is exceptional and that I really like it means that it stands out as an exceptional beer among a style that I have no other interest in. Truly an excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2010 01:35:43 | More by MBPChead
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With the in-laws coming up from Texas and a house to clean (and a 2 year old to wrangle), I figured some of the finest-rated IPA in the land was appropriate for once things quieted down in my household. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a standard glass.

A- Hazy orange, light caramel.

S- Citrus, most notably grapefruit, orange, lemon, some floral notes as well.

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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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