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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,769 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,769
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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dannyvee

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

April bottled-on date, moderately chilled, poured into a Harpoon IPA glass.

Pours a hazy, cloudy rust-orange with a large pillowy head. Plenty of sticky lacing left behind as the brew goes down.

Aromas of grapefruit, grass and a little pine jumping out of the glass. The body is medium and the carbonation light and pleasant.

Taste is everything it has been building up to. Hoppy bite upfront quickly balanced by a touch of caramel maltiness. Is this a perfect IPA?

This is my first straight 5's review and given the fact that I have drank little else in the past month I'm confident with that. I think a good analogy could be made by comparing this brew to a CD; Smuttynose IPA is that new album that you just can't take out of the CD player and when you do try to listen to something else you're just waiting to pop the Smutty back in. This will definately be in heavy rotation for the rest of the summer, at least.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2004 19:55:10 | More by dannyvee
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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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