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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

4,222 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,222
Reviews: 1,675
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 229
Gots: 401 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

ScarletFire1017, Feb 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

mecmd, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of Dools9
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Pint Glass. BB 07/09/12.

A: Hazy, golden honey orange, lots of sediment floating around. Produced a finger of bright white head with lots of sticky lacing all the way down. Love that gooey sediment, yum.

S: Definitely grapefruit, and floral aromas, musky earth and slightly grassy. Theres also a slight sweet, biscuity maltiness as well. Not a real powerful aroma for an ipa, but very pleasant nonetheless.

T: Taste definitely makes up for the aroma. Mouth smacking bitter hops with both grapefruit and earthy pine. Nice crackery pale malt backbone that makes for a relatively well balanced taste, sans the bitterness. Finishes dry and is also rather refreshing.

M: Medium bodied, smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Very refreshing and tasty.

O: A damn fine IPA and readily available. A reliable, well priced choice and most likely a repeat purchase for me when I can find it fresh. Good work by the folks up in the granite state.

Dools9, Feb 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Bdel34, Feb 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

mscott1975, Feb 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

beermaned, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of WrathsU
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - Golden with slight copper hued body that's clear. Thick white head with great retention and lacing.

S - Perfume and floral hops are pretty strong. I get a slightly soapy smell and not much malt characteristic.

T - Malt flavor up front followed quickly by a big dose of tropical and floral hop flavor. Good bitterness level throughout, finishes slightly citrusy and tropical.

M - Light-medium bodied. Carbonation is great and no alcohol burn.

O - Overall it's a very good. very drinkable beer. Great taste, wish there was more intense aroma. Definitely buy it if you see it.

WrathsU, Feb 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

sneth019, Feb 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

valdieuer, Feb 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Ablackbrew, Feb 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

bluetrevian, Feb 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22%

jacobfern, Feb 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Eriktheipaman, Feb 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22%

mattfungus, Feb 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

oldp0rt, Feb 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

everlong353, Feb 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

DarthGuitarHero, Feb 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Cougar990, Feb 06, 2012
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2/5  rDev -51.2%

enginero, Feb 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22%

yoyogopants, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of pschul4
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A- Pours a golden hue of orange with 1 finger frothy white head, there are quite a bit of floaties in this one

S- Mmmmm citrusy! Orange, grapefruit, and grapefruit scents waft into my nostrils

T- A bit too malty compared to the scent. I would love some sharper hops but this isn't bad. I like what I'm getting but was expecting more. Not enough hops, cant say that enough

M- Pretty coating, not as refreshing as I would have thought given the hop profile.

0- Pretty good, not as great as I've been expecting

pschul4, Feb 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

stampfler07, Feb 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Tpsauer, Feb 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22%

AaronKashtan, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of TheSarge
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally get to try out some Smuttynose. I poured this into a standard pint glass and the beer produces about a finger and a half of off white head, and has decent retention. The body is golden copper in color, and is mildly hazy with a couple of floaties.

The aroma is toasted oat, blood orange, and slight grapefruit.

Taste wise it's nicely balanced with the sweetness of caramel upfront, and then a kick of citrusy hops of orange and grapefruit mixed.

This brew is quit carbonated, and dry to the palate with a slight warth in the end... Medium to full in body.

TheSarge, Feb 03, 2012
Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 4,222 ratings.