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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

4,477 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,477
Reviews: 1,721
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 262
Gots: 580 | 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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of lambpasty
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenipa
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a solid IPA, nice citrus flavor and solid hops, can't beat for the price, I can get in 12 pack, I get it regularly.

Photo of Oldejoe
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look. Slightly cloudy (bubbles)' golden honey.
Smell. Crisp, nasal clearing, peach fuzzy astringency.
Taste. Tart and puckery up front, rather dry finish, hoppy all around.
Mouthfeel. Medium body,sparkly, fuzzy after effect.
Overall. Nice strong, medium robust, hoppy IPA?

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

Photo of Berg-the-Boiler
4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kyboy17
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JOldewurtel
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of csulaguy
4.56/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

This is my first review (bear with me here), so I'm not even going to attempt the whole look, smell, taste etc bit. Overall, it doesn't seem to have that 'bite' that other IPAs have. It's very smooth, balanced, smells good, a bit lighter in color than I had expected. I admit I cheated and looked up the beer on BA before purchasing. I wouldn't rate this 100 like the bros, but it's still an A quality beer in my book no doubt.

Photo of Joncasso
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite IPA. I will always buy this because its smooth and delcious

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

WOW! Awesome tasting IPA with a "KICK" I would DEFINETLY recommend this one...and I will be buying more A.S.A.P! Nice Job Smuttynose...this GEM currently has a spot in my TOP10!

Photo of Leag0002
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maz
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fbeaven
4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tsandler
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bricitro
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of tony12hd
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kerrie
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerRunner
4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kiwano
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - yellow with slight orange glow - foamy head when poured into glass but disappears except for a slight head

S - some hop and

T - some pine and grapefruit pith nice hops - nice hint of bitter that stays on the back of the tongue throughout - stays lively over time

M - light and vibrant with good carbonation

O - very good - really enjoyed this beer- light vibrant - nice bitter with grapefruit and well balanced - would definitely have again

Photo of Quafftastic
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of julianper
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pagriley
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerTruck
3.51/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beardown
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cgrunin
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 4,477 ratings.