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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,709 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,709
Reviews: 1,642
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 200
Gots: 229 | 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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hellomcfly

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3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a honey/orangeish dark gold with a hazy look. Sediment floating around. Nice fluffy off white head. Really great lacing down my pint glass.

S - Very fruity with a slight floral note. Almost apricot smelling.

T - Very bitter. Very strong grapefruit hop bitterness present. Slight bready/buscuity malt flavor present. Piney bitter aftertaste.

M - Mouthfeel is a little thin for what I like in an IPA. Very smooth and creamy though.

D - I could drink a couple of these. Call me crazy but it kind of reminds me of a super bitter aprihop or #9 though the actual taste is more grapefruit. Overall a good beer but I was expecting to like it a little more after such positive reviews.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2008 20:42:21 | More by hellomcfly
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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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