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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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4,534 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,534
Reviews: 1,728
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 264
Gots: 631 | FT: 6
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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Ratings: 4,534 | Reviews: 1,728
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best Before 12/20/12

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a fingers worth of bubbly head

S: Fresh, fruity hops are pretty much all that is in the nose. Not much malt or alcohol presence

T: Hops are pretty much all that you get yet again, with more of a grassiness than fruity/citrus note. Grapefruit peel is also in there. Malts are very light, which makes this seem all the more bitter than it is. It's already 75 IBU's, but it seems higher. Bitterness strikes about half way through the sip, and lingers until the next one. The alcohol remains hidden as well

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The bitterness gives it a fairly dry feel

O: Definitely an IPA for those who enjoy bitter beers. This is about as easy to drink as you're going to get with the abv approaching 7% and having 75 IBU's. Definitely worthy of a try

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

A - Orange\amber pour that is cloudy. Sticky lacing on the glass. Foam retention is nice.

S - Initially had a musty smell. Later there was a scent of dry hops, and pine.

T - A very impressive balance of citrus, earthy spice, and fresh hop resin. One of the smoothest IPA's I can recall that hit all the notes.

M - Perfect balance and feel, and is extremely sessionable.

O - This is as good as it gets with a great domestic IPA. Unless you are going for a robust DIPA, this is a great example of how the east coast can make balanced IPA's.

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3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served with half a finger of a white foamy head. Hazy pale straw colored head. A bit of lacing and some retention.

Smells of floral, sweet citrus and some Piney hops.

Bready pilsner like malts, Carmel sweetness, piney and dank hops, citrus and a bit fruity. Lingering piney oily finish.

Medium thin bodied. Medium carbonation. A firm bitterness and a powdery dryness remains well after the sip.

Overall a tasty ipa. Firmly bittered, good hop aroma and a simple malt bill keeps it very hop forward. A bit too much linging dry piney, citrusy bitterness.

$6.25 a pint

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased at High Spirits in Providence, RI. Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

Pours a cloudy, golden orange amber. Cloudier than I remember with lots of sediment floating around. About 1 1/2 fingers of white head.

The nose is unique. Much more subdued than many west coast IPA's and DIPA's. Citrus, grapefruit, slight malty breadiness. Not a powerful perfume in nose like some other hoppy IPA's.

Very smooth to drink. One of the more sessionable IPA's I've had. Solid carbonation with nice mouthfeel. More grapefruit.

The finish is the best part of this ipa in my opinion. Bitter finish. It stays with you. Lingers on in the mouth. Resiny, earthy, citrus after taste.

For the price one of the best east coast IPA's I've had.

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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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