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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,984 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,984
Reviews: 1,660
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 215
Gots: 328 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

MaineMike, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

buckyp, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

cbyrd4088, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

PuckPuck, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Jesse14, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

alamode, Dec 15, 2011
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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smuttynose looks great, with ample head sitting atop a clear, golden straw coloured body. I made the mistake of tasting this beer before smelling it, so I'm having a hard time detecting much of anything. All I can say is that it doesn't smell bad. The taste, however, is ridiculous. As in good. Huge citrus/pine flavour present due to some amazing hops. My guess would be cascade or something similar. Super bitter, and yet you can still detect a balancing malt presence. Almost perfect. Nice mouthfeel, dry, good carbonation. Overall, this is a fantastic beer.

Intrinsic, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

mattp, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

jam354, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

PhineasGage, Dec 14, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy medium gold with a white 1 finger head which fades to a thin layer. Some slight lacing.

Smells of citrusy malt; orange and apricot. Some malt notes as well seeping through.

The taste is a nice balance between hops and malt. Wonderful citrusy hop notes along with a little bit of earthiness. There is maltiness there to balance out the hops. Bitterness pervades throughout but it is at a moderate level.

Overall this is an excellent IPA. One of the best I have had. I will definitely be buying more of this.

rangerred, Dec 13, 2011
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jenray, Dec 10, 2011
Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,984 ratings.