1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind"Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind"

Educational use only; do not reuse.

4,533 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,533
Reviews: 1,727
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 263
Gots: 627 | 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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 4,533 | Reviews: 1,727
Photo of Shooter1960
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of MaineMike
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of pfrdaly
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of ABVerageJoe
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of BillDrinksBeer
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of kirkse
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of GoSabres87
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of buckyp
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of cbyrd4088
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of PuckPuck
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Jesse14
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of alamode
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Intrinsic
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Photo of mattp
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of jam354
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of PhineasGage
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of rangerred
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Photo of Hoagie1973
3/5  rDev -26.8%

Photo of the1hammer
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of murphius1118
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mfrigon
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of brokentee
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of jk3
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of dvanhandel
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Chugs13
4/5  rDev -2.4%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 4,533 ratings.