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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
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4,391 Ratings
THE BROS
100
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Ratings: 4,391
Reviews: 1,701
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 251
Gots: 511 | FT: 4
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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Photo of nelsonracite
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CityofWind_brew
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tmryan21
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cosmic_Chieftain
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bookaboom
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very floral with citrus notes. Light, could use more head. Very solid.

Photo of drwatson32
3.55/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Photo of trdtercel92
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Best by 5/13/15. Poured hard into a snifter 1/5/15. A re-review replacing my previous review from late 2012.

A- Clear golden copper body. Three finger white head, above average retention time. Splotches of lacing. Nice soapy film, thick collar.

S- Strong floral and pine notes. A bit of lemon. Caramel, bread notes are the strongest here, especially as it warms up.

F- Sweet bready notes, supplemented by sweet caramel. Hints of lemon, which combines with the bready notes- at one point, reminding me of these lemonpoppy mini-muffins. Finish is a strong mix of floral and pine flavours and resinous bitterness.

M- Medium-thin bodied. Nice overall dry resin, very strong pine-forward bitterness that is surprising for a 75 IBU beer. It seems to be higher than that for me, and I've been drinking very hoppy beers for 2 years now. Carbonation is perfect.

O- This IPA hits above its stated weight of 75 IBUs. Very nice bitterness that should satisfy any hop head out there, as the description says. Smooth, nice floral and pine flavours balances well with the malt backbone. Very nice IPA, definitely above average.

Final score: 3.96

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerBob44
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tomacho
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jodybrutal
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gerasimos
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barrymelroze
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaxPowers
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of uncatch
3.37/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice hoppy bite/aftertaste for the IPA enthusiasts. Good, solid beer that is readily available in the Merrimack valley.

Photo of Danmullens1
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gilloran
4.74/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 510a
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nora3
4.81/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of InkedinRi
3.64/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not the best ipa one had.. Not the worse.. I think I gave it a fair score. For 6.9 Abv you could taste the alcohol.. And for 75 ibu's it was not very bitter at all.

Photo of Beef_Curtains
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fordknox
3.66/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,391 ratings.