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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

4,208 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,208
Reviews: 1,675
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 226
Gots: 394 | 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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Bottled 3 weeks ago (freshness date is 6 months from bottling date: thank you Smutty).Orange amber pour,clear with lively carbonation, one finger white head reduces quickly, spotty lacing in the teku.
Distinctive light pine and grapefruit aroma, not overstated like some of the more recent VT hops bombs that flood the shelves here.
Truth in advertising as this is a very crisp IPA, finished dry and has a pleasant aftertaste that improves as it warms.
Lighter side of medium with plenty of carbonation, yet not overdone.
One has to respect the older IPA recipes that inspired the newer ones,and Finestkind fits squarely in that category. Not over-hopped,not over-hyped, just a solid easy drinking IPA that is priced fairly and is readily available, very much recommended.

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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 4,208 ratings.