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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,759 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,759
Reviews: 1,645
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 205
Gots: 255 | 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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Stoneman78

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4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Delaney's Tap Room on a recent trip to New Haven
A- Pours a clear light orange hue, off-white head dissipates to a ring, big lacing all over
S- Big grass and fresh green hops, touches of citrus and grapefruit, subtle malts, quite delicious smelling
T- Initial taste is green earthy hops, very bitter with some chalkiness, malts are subtle at best, finishes dry and bitter with floral highlights
M- Medium-bodied, oily texture coats the tongue, amped up carbonation
D- The hops are big and bold here, this is a very bitter single IPA, wish there was a little more malt balance, but overall solid and easy drinking

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2008 18:42:54 | More by Stoneman78
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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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