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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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4,472 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,472
Reviews: 1,720
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 261
Gots: 576 | FT: 5
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into McDonald's collector's glass (I'm...away from my glassware at the moment). Clear golden yellow/orange with some suspended sediment and a thick fluffy white head that stays around and leaves tons of awesome lacing. Smell is dank hops with some crackery buttery malts in the background. Taste is likewise; buttery cracker malts with bitter herbal hops. An excellent IPA with a great creamy but medium bodied mouthfeel.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer on tap at the West Reading Tavern in West Reading, PA. Great summer beer! Don't let the light appearance fool you! This beer packs a lot of flavor dispite it's light beer color. Nice citrus bitterness on the front with a spicy longlasting lingering finish! Great mouth feel. Not a real hoppy beer but you hopheads won't be disappointed! Smuttynose has another winner!

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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 4,472 ratings.