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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

4,079 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,079
Reviews: 1,667
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 217
Gots: 357 | 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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3.01/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from Lake Placid. Best Before 03/10/15

A - Hazy golden pour with good carbonation up to a one finger white head. Spotty lace and a film of retention.

S - Good citrus, grass, honey, sugary fruits, good malt.

T - A very odd musty orange rind flavour. Not much in the way of citrus character beyond that. Maybe a bit metallic. A very weak flavour profile.

M - Good carbonation, good medium body and a nice bitterness.

O/D - Odd. Very odd. Not much of an IPA character at all, especially given the hype and quality of the brewery. Very disappointing.

tbeckett, Oct 01, 2014
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy sunshine orange. Finger of slighty off white head. Carbonation is mild/moderate, with moderate sized bubbles rising to the surface.

S: Malt, grain. Hops are juicy orange, slightly tropical. Not much pine or resin.

T: Shot of bitterness up front. Lots of orange, including some spiced orange candy. Some grapefruit, with hits of tropical fruit as well. Kinda like 5-alive. Very dry finish. Rose water aftertaste.

M: Light and rereshing. Carbonation is subtle, but the beer doesn't carry much weight.

O: Damn fine beverage. I could easily see purchasing this again.

McStagger, Oct 01, 2014
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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 4,079 ratings.