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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind"Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind"

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,453 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3453
Reviews: 1622
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.92%


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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Reviews by kindbill:
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kindbill

Rhode Island

4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased at High Spirits in Providence, RI. Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

Pours a cloudy, golden orange amber. Cloudier than I remember with lots of sediment floating around. About 1 1/2 fingers of white head.

The nose is unique. Much more subdued than many west coast IPA's and DIPA's. Citrus, grapefruit, slight malty breadiness. Not a powerful perfume in nose like some other hoppy IPA's.

Very smooth to drink. One of the more sessionable IPA's I've had. Solid carbonation with nice mouthfeel. More grapefruit.

The finish is the best part of this ipa in my opinion. Bitter finish. It stays with you. Lingers on in the mouth. Resiny, earthy, citrus after taste.

For the price one of the best east coast IPA's I've had.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 00:35:20 | More by kindbill
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-16-2014 20:24:23 | More by ramrod666
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u2carew

Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz longneck
A) Pours with a two finger head. Slowly settles leaving a big bubble lacing at the edge of the glass. Hazy bronze colored body with visible sediment.
S) Citrus and pine. Not overly aromatic
T) Caramel sweetness. Citrus hop zing. Well balanced. Lingering hop bite in the aftertaste.
M) Creamy. Smooth. Medium body.
O) A well crafted IPA. Drinkable. Not too ridiculous on the hops. Well balanced. I'd definitely drink another one.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 00:05:29 | More by u2carew
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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New York

4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Really good IPA. Not overly hopped, but there is still a lot of happiness there. The hops add more bitterness than flavor but not an unpleasant or overwhelming bitterness. There is definitely still flavor there as well. It leaves a very pleasant and subtle after taste. Definitely an enjoyable IPA that is not harsh at all.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 16:30:18 | More by mediumtommy
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SanFranJake

California

4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed yesterday from bottle to glass, obtained via trade (yet another awesome extra) from @totalbangover.
The last few months I've been on a big double an triple IPA kick and as such, haven't been buying many single IPAs and once I cracked and poured this fine beer, I was a happy camper.
If you were to take a picture of what a great IPA were to look like in a glass, this would be it: perfect golden/orangish hue with a finger+ of nice creamy white foam.
If you were to try to describe what a highly rated single IPA were to taste like...ding ding ding. Hops, some fruit and lots of goodness. The nose too was fantastic.
Yet another beer that I can't get in my area, hell, my state, that I wish I could. Nothing that people create threads about but one that, as the label illustrates, I could see sitting on the porch or deck with a buddy enjoying a sixer of and mug like the company, enjoying every last minute of.
VERY SOLID IPA. A fridge staple.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 13:29:15 | More by SanFranJake
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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Ohio

3/5  rDev -27%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

04-12-2014 21:15:29 | More by DudMan
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

04-12-2014 21:10:20 | More by JC333
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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

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Virginia

3.65/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best by 7/14 on bottle. Poured a hazy orange-gold with a big creamy white head. Nice lacing left on the glass but only moderate retention. Aroma is more an undefined sweet, but there are some nice citrus hops notes initially that sort of faded away. The taste isn't bad, but it seems to be lacking from what it claims to be. Again with the nondescript sweetness and some earthy hops. There's a decent weight to the body. I was expecting more

Serving type: bottle

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Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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