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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

4,483 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,483
Reviews: 1,721
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 262
Gots: 582 | FT: 5
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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3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A- Pours a golden hue of orange with 1 finger frothy white head, there are quite a bit of floaties in this one

S- Mmmmm citrusy! Orange, grapefruit, and grapefruit scents waft into my nostrils

T- A bit too malty compared to the scent. I would love some sharper hops but this isn't bad. I like what I'm getting but was expecting more. Not enough hops, cant say that enough

M- Pretty coating, not as refreshing as I would have thought given the hop profile.

0- Pretty good, not as great as I've been expecting

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4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally get to try out some Smuttynose. I poured this into a standard pint glass and the beer produces about a finger and a half of off white head, and has decent retention. The body is golden copper in color, and is mildly hazy with a couple of floaties.

The aroma is toasted oat, blood orange, and slight grapefruit.

Taste wise it's nicely balanced with the sweetness of caramel upfront, and then a kick of citrusy hops of orange and grapefruit mixed.

This brew is quit carbonated, and dry to the palate with a slight warth in the end... Medium to full in body.

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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer was poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams style pint glass.

Appearance: Poured a medium haze copper with a long lasting 3/4 inch head that stuck around and left a nice lacing on the side of the glass.

The smell is citrus with a slight floral hint.

The taste hits in waves, you get huge citrus hop flavor up front, with a citrus nose, slight hints of spice, and the finish is a slight maltyness, with a large amount of resin bitterness.

Mouthfeel: The beer had medium carbonation level appropriate for style. It had nice body, I would say medium to heavy, but not too heavy.

Final thoughts: This beer is an incredibly good IPA, and one that will be joining my regular rotation. My only critique is there should be more of a hop aroma with this bad boy.

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3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy orange with a big white head and plenty of lacing.

Smells really powerful its got a lot of citrus aromas, in particular grapefruit and lemon.

This beer is bitter, some pine flavours, a bit one dimensional. As the beer warms the bitterness smooths out and tastes more like a pale ale.

A very smooth consistency, medium bodied with medium carbonation.

A pretty average ipa, just very bitter without much actuall flavour.

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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 4,483 ratings.