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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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4.1/5
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5,316 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
smuttynose.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

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

Added by Bierman9 on 03-12-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,984
Reviews:
1,845
Ratings:
5,316
pDev:
11.71%
Bros Score:
4.62
 
 
Wants:
344
Gots:
1,210
Trade:
5
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Labo
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheHawk99
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I had this on cask at Smuttynose. This one had supreme hops. Peppery aftertaste.

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3.67/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a semi-golden burnt dark orange color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a fairly decent pace. Slight foamy speckled lace looked great.
The aroma was filled with sharp piney sweet hops playing with a huge floral to zesty/semi-spicy hoppiness and flowing over a clean caramel/toffee malt bill (which seemed extremely faint).
The flavor achieved a well nuanced zesty/spicy hoppiness flowing over a breaking apart piney-ness (was sweet but became somewhat bitter as it warmed). Well balanced aftertaste between the malts and the zesty/spicy hops.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied, perhaps just a touch towards the light side with a healthy carbonation. ABV felt on par. Nice spicy hoppiness and floral hoppiness in the finish.
Overall, before all of these "haze IPA bombs" that came out, this AIPA was being knocked back by many beer geeks. And honestly, I would say many are still are as well as me. Hoping my numbers reflect how I truly feel about this beer.

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4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mysticmage
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Pours honey gold. Good head that lasted an Ok amount of time. Citrus nose, just not as complex as I prefer. This is light in hops so if you prefer a strong, typical IPA this won’t suffice. However, if you are new to IPAs this is a god entry model. Quirky can art. And come on, can you really say Smuttynose without a giggle?

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3.02/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.38/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThePold
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a fresh bottle, very fresh into a Sam glass. Not a lot of head with a vigorous pour, nor a lot of carbonation. Lacing only so so. Decent hoppy flavor that has all the right citrusy notes. A very god, maybe not great, IPA. But will try more of this brewery, too. It's a quality beer, worth buying.

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

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

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3.56/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Can = pours a lightly hazed gold with a 1 finger white cap that reduces but lasts - aroma is grapefruit-floral-piney with a decent sweet malt underpinning flavor follows aroma - clean finish, not overly hoppy but a session IP decent but not distinct.

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3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leslie91
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a meh drink

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

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3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.53/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.85/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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