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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,851 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,851
Reviews: 1,650
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 208
Gots: 286 | 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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zander4dawin

Texas

3.89/5  rDev -5.1%

Candy caramel malt flavor and a bright floral hop profile with medium bitterness that lingers. Zesty fruit notes and pine. Well balanced attack.

08-22-2014 23:13:40 | More by zander4dawin
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SorenK

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

08-22-2014 20:32:24 | More by SorenK
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mattycasey

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-22-2014 16:38:58 | More by mattycasey
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Serp1114

New Jersey

3.76/5  rDev -8.3%

08-22-2014 02:58:31 | More by Serp1114
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Huskyblue5


4.56/5  rDev +11.2%

08-21-2014 17:37:18 | More by Huskyblue5
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Whimpers

New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-21-2014 16:03:30 | More by Whimpers
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-21-2014 13:38:10 | More by muskiesman
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KG710

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

08-21-2014 03:26:47 | More by KG710
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

08-21-2014 01:27:29 | More by waddellc2
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bmur112

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

08-20-2014 15:50:35 | More by bmur112
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Bzash


4.04/5  rDev -1.5%

08-20-2014 02:08:25 | More by Bzash
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jroberts8811

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-19-2014 23:37:01 | More by jroberts8811
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OnTheBusWithGus

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

08-19-2014 22:10:15 | More by OnTheBusWithGus
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blackmathdavey

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

08-19-2014 04:04:28 | More by blackmathdavey
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +9.3%

08-19-2014 01:18:10 | More by GameOfBeers
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AlexF_74


4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-19-2014 00:05:28 | More by AlexF_74
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MikeRice1969

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-18-2014 23:14:25 | More by MikeRice1969
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argylegirl


5/5  rDev +22%

08-18-2014 23:08:00 | More by argylegirl
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Smoke620


3.8/5  rDev -7.3%

08-18-2014 02:29:02 | More by Smoke620
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TangTKE402

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

A: Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. Brown center with a gold hue on the edges, a thick hazy texture, and a fluffy white 1-finger head. Fantastic lacing.

S: Very malt-forward aroma with a grass hop finish. Notes of toasted malts, hay, a touch of raw honey and some light pine needles.

T: Well-balanced between hops and malts, with a good caramel malt in-mouth flavor, and a light grassy-citrus finish. A dry aftertaste, but not overwhelmingly so. Notes of vanilla bean, dirt, lemon, nature, toasted oat bread.

M: A clean, if marginally chewy feel throughout, with a well-balanced body and a lightly dry afterfeel. Establishes a presence in the mouth, but unassertively so.

O: This is a great IPA for those being introduced to the style: inoffensive, but flavorful enough to get the picture. It's well-balanced and is clearly well-crafted.

08-17-2014 22:59:23 | More by TangTKE402
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BHansen214

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

08-17-2014 22:15:58 | More by BHansen214
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rxthree

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

08-17-2014 02:11:30 | More by rxthree
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William72797


3.4/5  rDev -17.1%

08-16-2014 14:02:26 | More by William72797
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Apollo98

New York

3.92/5  rDev -4.4%

08-16-2014 02:39:48 | More by Apollo98
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HamdenHector

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.4%

A: very clear; burnt orange in color; 1 finger white head that receded slowly to a thin cap; nice lacing;

S: muted; what was there was dank pine;

T: all pine from start to finish; the bitterness and the dankness built from mid-palate through the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: while I prefer IPAs with tropical fruit notes, this is really well done;

08-15-2014 19:04:15 | More by HamdenHector
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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,851 ratings.