Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Ratings: 4,306
Reviews: 1,687
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 236
Gots: 443 | FT: 3
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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: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a very good IPA - one of the better widely available (at least in the northeast) - limited mainly by a slight skunk to the taste.

this has a similar balance to stone ipa, and a slightly more floral nose, dulled just a bit by a maltiness that again can come off skunky. still very drinkable.

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

Bright yellow, orange color. Good clarity with floating yeast flakes. Descent head recedes to a white foam with some soapy lacing.

Brilliant citric and pine cone aroma. Very spicy.

Big hop flavor upfront with lemon, grapefruit and soapy character. Smooth rye bread malt flavor. Finish is dry and spicy from the hops. Good balance with a hop forward profile.

Medium bodied and drying. Satisfying crisp feel.

I've had a lot of IPA's and this one is among the best.

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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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