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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,767 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,767
Reviews: 1,645
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 204
Gots: 259 | 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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jorg2619

Pennsylvania

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

I had this beer a while ago and liked it. On a whim I bought a case and have been very pleased with this IPA

A: I am a home brewer and I like cloudy or dirty looking brews. Smuttynose must not filter this beer which is a big plus. Every pour of this beer is a murky light amber with a bold white fluffy head. AS the beer settles there is a strong hop haze and plenty of lacing.

S: Finast Kind smells like sweet citrus hops, there is a hop bloom on opening the bottle which is again a big plus for an IPA.

T: I love the intense grapefruit flavor of this beer which ends with a touch of sweet hop character. The hops stick to my lips another quality I expect in a great IPA.

M: This IPA is not thin, the hop oils last after every drink sticking to the roof of my mouth....awesome.

D: Excellent, is now one of my go to beers for a daily drinker.

I also have to add that this IPA is 31.99 on avg here in central pa which is on the cheaper side. I love this dirty IPA and I love that Smuttynose keeps the price points affordable for people like me!!

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2010 22:04:12 | More by jorg2619
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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,767 ratings.