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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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4,218 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,218
Reviews: 1,675
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 227
Gots: 397 | 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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5/5  rDev +22%

amir, Apr 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

craig220, Mar 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

tpauer, Mar 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

AlCzerik, Mar 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

smutty33, Mar 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

seanbren, Mar 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Cask pour served in a true pint, the beer is a bright, slightly hazed honey-gold coloring with a frothy, bubbly, off-white head of about a half an inch. Aromas are flying off this brew, with a hoppy, citrus, and pepper blend that has a strong resiny overtone. Flavors are more subtle with the cask serving, with a roasty undertone giving rise to the wet, resiny, cedar hops profile that fuels the tastebuds. Light toffee backbone boosts the grapefruit highlights amongst the bitter and rich hops. This tastes great on cask. Bitter and resiny aftertaste, it's like chewing on a cedar and pine air freshener. The body is light and extremely smooth from the cask pour. The finish starts creamy smooth, then shifts quickly to a drying bitter end. Delicious!

GarthDanielson, Mar 23, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Best before 7/16/12.

A: nice light amber color with a thin white head. The head quickly faded into chunks that made the appearance a little less appealing.

S: mixture of citrus and earth. Nice nose. Lemon zest with a bit of grass. Fitting for the style.

T: malt up front with a citrus hop finish. Very clean and palatable. Dry with a bit of a bitter finish. Left my mouth a bit dry.

M: dry and appropriately thin. Encouraged me to come back for another sip.

O: an impressive effort start to finish. A very good representation of the style. Happy with the purchase and looking forward to the rest of the six pack.

amread4, Mar 23, 2012
Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 4,218 ratings.