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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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91
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4,401 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,401
Reviews: 1,701
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 253
Gots: 526 | FT: 4
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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Photo of cjohns73
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of j0hnc2468
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BIll_Currie
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

another great ipa. smuttynose has it

Photo of pdonovan16
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hockeyfighter19
4.36/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FaradayUncaged
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyI
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured in to an IPA glass, the citron orange liquid displays a slight chilled haze. There's a nice pillowy head that rises above the rim. Decent head retention, with beautiful white snowflake-like lacing in its wake. An aromatic bouquet of minty pine and grapefruit greets the nose. Pleasant and enticing scents. The flavor is malty sweet with a pronounced hop bitterness. Pungent and pithy. The pale toasted malts wrestle with grapefruit zest, and go down for the count. More balanced than some other American IPA's, but certainly still a hop-centric ale. There's a light lingering mint with a relatively clean, refreshing finish. Excellent mouthfeel with a perfect marriage of a smooth, rich body, and zesty carbonation. This is a quality IPA. It's easy to drink and provides a nice hoppy experience. With the glut of IPA's on the market, this doesn't really stand out too much from the pack though. It's just a tad overrated in my humble opinion.

Photo of tommy5
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rkf1976
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rick_Ryan
4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Vogey77
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JV-NH
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of therealJAYZ
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mudman1
4.94/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Probably the most drinkable IPA brewed in U.S. My personal favorite.

Photo of seifer1886
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OntheLambic
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jakea
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tred420
4.72/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great drink! Will buy agian and some extras to share

Photo of NeubTube
4.57/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kenstew34
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewqueno
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wiescins
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xICooRsYIx
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.47/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,401 ratings.