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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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91
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4,397 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,397
Reviews: 1,701
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 252
Gots: 522 | FT: 4
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:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 03-12-2004

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
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Part of the Smutty Variety pack.
Best before August 08.
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clear gold to orange color with a two finger white cloudy head with great retention that leaves solid lacing all the way up the glass. You can see the yeast floating around in the beer. Hop aromas of grapefruit and tea, yeast and some peach. The up front taste is of grapefruit leading to a floral, lemon hop flavor with a dry, bitter lemon rind finish. There is a toffee malt flavor coming in and out throughout the beer. Medium body, medium carbonation, starts with a creamy mouthfeel but leaves it gritty. Easy drinking IPA, the hop flavors are there but not overly aggressive.

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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,397 ratings.