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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

4,092 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,092
Reviews: 1,669
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 218
Gots: 360 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - So hazy that it almost looks like a Belgian white but just a little too golden. Very active carbonation.
S - Faint on the hops not expecting a hop bomb.
T - Definitely not a hop bomb but has the crisp hop taste Almost an IPA "Lite".
M - Very drinkable, not overly carbonated. Most of the hops as an aftertaste.
O - I find it very drinkable and a nice "session" IPA as it is not overpowering in taste. But I really don't see why it gets exceptional or world class ratings. I really almost felt it was an IPA cut with water.

I just read the bottle and it states "dry hopped and unfiltered" explains a lot of the appearance and taste.

jjchristiano, Feb 07, 2013
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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 4,092 ratings.