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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,974 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,974
Reviews: 1,660
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 215
Gots: 324 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Best by 4/16/13

I haven't tried this one in years. Totally dig the "Beers of Fame" list which I've enjoyed plowing through.

Served in a Delirium Tremens shaped glass.

A: A whopping 1.5 finger fluffy head on top of a solid orange pumpkin-colored liquid with a slight chill haze. Nice!

S: Much more of the orange side of the spectrum as opposed to a grapefruit one, pretty understated, with some fresh clean linen mixed in to boot.

T: Not a hop bomb by any stretch, but still instantly recognizable as an American IPA. I thought this was going to be much more sugary than what was actually there, but alas, the nice bitter bill cut through that.

M: The carbonation was perfect for this style, the lacing was somewhat ridiculous, and I found myself appreciating the bitter aspect of this one.

O: To my mind, this embodies the "East Coast" IPA better than many out here. If you're wanting to break away from the West Coast IPA for a bit, this is your gal. Cheers!

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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,974 ratings.