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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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4,289 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,289
Reviews: 1,682
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 236
Gots: 427 | 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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Poured from a bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A. Amber to gold in color with very little head and slightly transparent.

S. One dimensional aroma mostly biscuity or toasted cracker like with just a faint hint of medicine.

T. Taste piney and biscuity with a carmel backbone which is kinda sweet. Average bitterness.

F. Medium bodied with a crisp lingering carbonation.

O. A decent beer. Not alot of real bold flavors and not totally balanced but not a bad beer.

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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 4,289 ratings.