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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,992 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,992
Reviews: 1,663
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 214
Gots: 330 | 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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4/5  rDev -2.4%

plumcrazyfx, Nov 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Nordicsk8er, Nov 18, 2011
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4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

good beer....what really makes this beer good....is the taste i have never tasted that many different taste in a single beer before....piney, citrus, candy....the taste is awesome....i read some of the other reviews....this is not a "grapefruit" bomb so to say....they have obviously never tasted sweetwater ipa before...that my friend is a grapefruit bomb!...this is a little more on the english side of ipa's other than it does have some nice american hops in it....the smell is less than impressive i don't really get anything but a soft hop maybe earthy in the nose
overall its just a pretty decent beer...but the taste is very interesting and impressive!

nickthegun12, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

basilcrow, Nov 17, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

jlordi12, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of berliner07
4.55/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A wonderful IPA. So much interesting hop character. The aroma screams of citrus. The beginning sip has a cascade of hop flavor hit the palate. The malts are around, but not too prominent. So the focus stays on hops. Because its not "an imperial" beer, you can have a few of these and enjoy the amazing hops over and over.

berliner07, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

67couple, Nov 17, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

halfshell, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

jeffthepony, Nov 17, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

ChrisPro, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

benz08, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

IPAaron, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

virinow, Nov 17, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

orangesol, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

richbrew, Nov 16, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

SaintJonah, Nov 16, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into regular pint glass.

A - Poured slightly hazy golden amber color with small head that quickly dissipated leaving light lacing around the glass.

S - Very citrusy, floral and hoppy. Almost perfect.

T - Starts off with citrus zest and some earthy flavor and immediately transforms into pine hops with a bitter finish and aftertaste.

M - Medium bodied with average carbonation.

O - Very crisp, refreshing and enjoyable IPA. True to its style. I would highly recommend it.

taigor, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

rjvanston, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

KGarrett, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

adrian21, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

bpfrush, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

paulmcm, Nov 15, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

BeerThursdays, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

ElGallo, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

ColSanders123, Nov 15, 2011
Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,992 ratings.