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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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granger10

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3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Murky orange color with some kind of chunks in it. Yeast or hops? Looks kind of nasty but I kind of like it. Aroma is interesting. A touch sweet but hops. Like sweet pine smell and then grapefruit. Complex, really, but I can't pin it down. Taste is hopped the crap out. But there's not the intensity I was expecting, making this quite drinkable but not quite the palate destroying experience I thought it might be. Good and bad. Lower carbonation and smooth really with a fruitiness that seems to dominate. Drier on the palate than nostrils however. Balanced but hoppy. Finish has more bitterness and alcohol replaces the fruity malts. I drank this one fairly easily and quickly, but its not my favorite.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2006 21:38:05 | More by granger10
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A- Hazy orange, light caramel.

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

T- Does not follow suit with the nose. Pale malts at first, a hint of grapefruit, with some peppery and earthy notes to finish. That finish is rather bitter with heavy pine notes by the way and lingers quite a bit.

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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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