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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,706 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,706
Reviews: 1,642
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 200
Gots: 228 | 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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Skidz

Wisconsin

4.8/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to BuckeyNation for this tasty morsel of an IPA!

Pours out gold and sits a foggy orange amber in the glass with a bit foamy white head, leaving lacings all over the glass.

Packs a good amount of citrus hop aroma, filled with grapefruit, lemon and orange. Mild malty sweetness with little caramel. Bready backbone that just feels gooey.

Tastes lightly sweet up front but quickly picks up steam. Flavors of fresh ruby-red grapefruit and a trickle of orange juice pour out from the hoppy core. Sweet fruity flavors are abound, and are managed with a equal amount of hop bitternes. Finish is bitter and keeps the flavor of citrus in your mouth long after swallowing.

Crisp and fresh in the mouth with nice carbonation in a meduim body. Flavors ard aromas easily find their way out of the body.

A delightfully easy IPA to drink, and packs with it tons of flavor. It's one of the best I've had and would be welcome in my fridge any time.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2004 20:40:58 | More by Skidz
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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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