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Dear Mr. Smuttynose and Finest Kind,

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by geneseohawk, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. geneseohawk

    geneseohawk Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Your ipa is absolutely wonderful. You may be the best budget ipa that I have been introduced to in the last 2 weeks. Your complex and not one dimensional. You have layers of different hop flavors and malt that make you an enjoyable drinking experience. I love all kinds of ipa's from heavy citrus to heavy pine but you my friend have depth of all and a unique malt profile I have not had in a long time. I can see why the Bro's have rated you a 100. What a wonderful day where I can drink you and your crazy off cousin Mr. Zombie Dust in the same day.
  2. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Last two weeks? Is that really that big a compliment.....or do u drinknew beers at an exceptional rate?! In all seriousness though, yes this is a great ipa for $10 a sixer!!!!
  3. Frankinstiener

    Frankinstiener Member

    Location:
    Illinois
  4. lordofthewiens

    lordofthewiens Member

    Location:
    Maine
    Yeah, I don't know what to make of the last two weeks remark. It is a very enjoyable IPA.
  5. fredmugs

    fredmugs Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    yuuup
    hardy008 likes this.
  6. wraine14

    wraine14 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    The brothers rated it 100 in 2004. I wonder what they would rate it now, if trying it for the first time.
  7. geneseohawk

    geneseohawk Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    I've tried a lot of new ipa's in the past two weeks and this and by far was the best....
    seplo likes this.
  8. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    You work fast sir!!
  9. geneseohawk

    geneseohawk Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Lots of stores with mix and match around here...... spoiled.
  10. gatornation

    gatornation Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Torpedo is the best budget IPA,IMO
  11. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Even better when it's $10/12-pack in NH.
  12. jamvt

    jamvt Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    It's even better at market basket for $11.99 12pks
  13. xxbillay

    xxbillay Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Can't beat hop devil for $9/sixer.
    jglowe77 and klaybie like this.
  14. BigStein88

    BigStein88 Member

    Location:
    New Hampshire
    I rate it 100 every day of the week and get it for $140 for 15.5 gallons up here in Nottingham, NH.
    smutty33 likes this.
  15. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Wait, what? Your argument is that it's better when it's $2 more per 12-pack?
  16. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Probably the funniest post I've ever read on here. I've yet to have Earth Eagle, but I know that the brewer isn't a hophead, so I can't imagine his IPA is all that good. And Throwback's IPA is an embarrassing malt bomb of an amber ale masquerading as an IPA, and much more expensive than Smuttynose.
  17. barleywinefiend

    barleywinefiend Member

    Location:
    Washington
    Widmer...meh
  18. RoninTK3

    RoninTK3 Member

    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Nothing from Throwback has thrilled me, which is a shame, since it's always nice to see another brewery in the area. I love Smuttynose.
  19. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Member

    Location:
    New York
    Bought this beer 5 times and three of the 12ers were infected/bad/whatever. Not sure why that is but I refuse to take that chance. Otherwise, I find it quite damn great
  20. Hanzo

    Hanzo Member

    Location:
    Virginia
    I passed by this beer for years due to the label, I mean how could something with such an awful label be good? Then I tried it....one of the top 20 IPAs I've ever had easily.
    FlakyBiscuit and jhartley like this.
  21. Kadonny

    Kadonny Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Finest Kind is one of the top 3 east coast IPAs IMO. Fantastic, especially uber fresh.
  22. Longstaff

    Longstaff Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Haven't had a good one in years.

    Even when it was good, it was inconsistent.
  23. Seanniek91

    Seanniek91 Member

    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Throwback beers all lack body and flavor. They're not good, and they're way too expensive.
    Rochefort10nh likes this.
  24. John

    John Member

    Location:
    New York
    When this beer is in good condition it's pretty good. I usually steer clear though since I often pick up diacetyl and that's off putting for me.
  25. smutty33

    smutty33 Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    AMEN !!!!!

    Cheers
  26. Flashy

    Flashy Member

    Location:
    Vermont
    And no tax!
    smutty33 likes this.
  27. geocool

    geocool Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    I think it would be better if there were a way for me to buy some in MA less than two months after the bottling date. Seriously, Boston is 56 miles away it shouldn't take two months to go from packaging to shelf.
    kirkse and Horbar like this.
  28. smutty33

    smutty33 Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    You sure your distributor isn't sitting on super fresh finestkind in the warehouse,while waiting for the last shipment to run out?Never have an issue w/ getting finestkind no more than a month old,(often less than a month) @ the most, here in my parts.

    Cheers
    seplo likes this.
  29. seplo

    seplo Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Smuttynose IPA is my go to here in New Haven CT, one of my favorites,its usually fresh down here...CHEERS
  30. SenorHops

    SenorHops Member

    Location:
    Rhode Island
    I find it to be incredibly average.
    MrOH, rjknyy, WeymouthMike and 3 others like this.
  31. theCoder

    theCoder Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Smuttynose's Ry(e)an Ale blew my friggin mind. If I ever have another op to get a bottle I will jump on it.
  32. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Completely off topic, but agreed. To me, it's up there with Berkshire's bourbon barrel scotch ale as the best barrel aged beer I've ever had.
    theCoder likes this.
  33. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Member

    Location:
    Rhode Island

    I'll take it further. This is my single favorite year-round beer on the market. FinestKind is the Finest Kind.
  34. Svendozen

    Svendozen Member

    Location:
    New Hampshire
    I LOVE Old Brown Dog Ale. About to split a sixer of Finest Kind with a buddy for the first time. And...I like the label too. Being from New Hampshire...these guys could easily be my neighbors. I can hear them now complaining about politics and the recent influx of flatlanders.
  35. geocool

    geocool Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    I really don't know (nor did I claim to know) where it is languishing, but I'm sure it hasn't been reaching the retailer in MA until two months after packaging. I love this beer, but I'm not going to drive to CT or NH to buy it fresh.
    Horbar likes this.
  36. rpstevens

    rpstevens Member

    Location:
    New Hampshire
    The New England Gangsta at Earth Eagle is actually quite good, and their Shepherd's Crook wheat pale ale was awesome. Recently they brewed a pale ale with locally sourced hops and malt, and I didn't like that one as much as Shepherds Crook, but a fellow hophead liked it even more. You should check them out, they have been cranking out new quality offerings every week.
    straffordmilitia likes this.
  37. jlordi12

    jlordi12 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    I love this beer under a month old. After that it is just ok and gets a little malty for my taste.
  38. Kinsman

    Kinsman Member

    Location:
    California
    I've been whooping in up with Cy and Paul for a few years now. That label is actually one of the things that first got me interested in the beer. Two old guys sitting out in front of their trailer having a good time... it's real New Hampshire for damn sure.
    Maxwell, smutty33, BigCheese and 2 others like this.
  39. Cugabuh

    Cugabuh Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    If you like a hop bomb then try their Big A IPA. Great 4-pack!
    mackeyse, smutty33, BigCheese and 2 others like this.
  40. Svendozen

    Svendozen Member

    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Yuuup. That picture is as New England as a Nor'Easta
    smutty33 likes this.

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