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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

4,021 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,021
Reviews: 1,663
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 215
Gots: 341 | 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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One of the treats I picked up on a trip to Boston. Wish I could get these on a regular basis.

Bottle had a best by date of April ’12.

Poured into a standard nonic pint glass with about two fingers of foam atop a clear golden beverage. Not a big hoppy aroma but oh, the taste! There’s a bit of a grapefruit citrus sting with a biscuity malt backbone that holds up to the hop assertiveness. Piney, chewy, resiny, oily, sharp, flavorful.

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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 4,021 ratings.