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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,987 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,987
Reviews: 1,663
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 215
Gots: 329 | 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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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.66/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours clear golden color with finger width foamy head. Head retention is decent. Lacing is mild. Citric aroma with slight grassy hops. Bready malty taste followed by moderate grassy bitterness with slight citric flavor at the end. Aftertaste may be slightly soapy, but still nice and moderately bitter. Excellent transition from malts to hops.

jngrizzaffi, Today at 01:30 AM
Photo of titty_mcbitty
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

A: Crystal clear with streaming bubbles. Orange and yellow with a foamy head.

S: Grapefruit and citrus and, of course, hops.

T: Hoppy definitely. Also, grapefruit and butter, orange peel and zest, and some lemony characteristics.

M: Kind of odd for me. It's thin in a way (as in, lacking necessary carb) but also thick. Not bad but could be better.

O: Liked the beer, but doesn't beat a lot of the others for me.

titty_mcbitty, Yesterday at 11:39 PM
Photo of TBoneJones
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pint pour: Clear golden-yellow, little visible carbonation, a thick finger of white head settles to leave some nice lacing.
Smells lightly of tropical fruit/ pineapple. Yes, mostly pineapple. Juicy. Not strong smelling, but fantastic.
Taste is the same fruit but with sweet malts. Bitterness is held back so my palate stays reasonably intact. Light syrup, some orange citrus zest. Grain. Earth. Bitterness now creeps in.
Feels great: crisp, medium to well-carbonated, and some pepper.
A terrific ipa. I'm bombarded by the style lately, because there are so many of them, obviously. However this stands out, somehow, from the countless bunch. The bite reminds me of Sculpin. Hard to tell which I prefer as I haven't had the latter in awhile.
Either way, I'm glad this brewery is now distributed to the Lone Star state.

TBoneJones, Yesterday at 10:15 PM
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3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,987 ratings.