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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,752 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,752
Reviews: 1,645
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 206
Gots: 248 | 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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scottoale

California

3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. longneck with a Best before: S 09 notched on the label. It pours a slightly hazy amber-gold with 1/2" of white fluffy head. The head recedes leaving some nice sticky lace clinging to the glass.

Earthy, malty and woody with just a faint sweetness pretty much sums up the nose. Faint hints of peat and tea poke through as it warms a bit.

Grainy malt starts off with strong bitter tea, some grapefruit, a little peat and some earthy wood notes. The flavors fluff up a bit just before turning extremely bitter down to the finish. Bluntly bitter infact, almost chalky. It definetely has a Noble hoppiness to it. The taste reminds me of Masala Mama, only better.

Medium body with some serious bitterness and astringency, good carbonation and the alcohol is very well masked. Much different than the West coast IPA's.

Quite drinkable for sure...give it a shot if given the opportunity. Thanks to mullenite for throwing this in as an extra, cheers Josh!

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2009 19:06:51 | More by scottoale
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With the in-laws coming up from Texas and a house to clean (and a 2 year old to wrangle), I figured some of the finest-rated IPA in the land was appropriate for once things quieted down in my household. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a standard glass.

A- Hazy orange, light caramel.

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

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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
92 out of 100 based on 3,752 ratings.