Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind"Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind"
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
Ratings:
5,286
Reviews:
1,841
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11.74%
 
 
Wants:
341
Gots:
1,195
For Trade:
5
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Photo of JustCamIt
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Gold-orange color with a thick foamy head. Aroma of fresh pine needles and cedar. Tastes like yellow grapefruit. Mouthfeel is light and easy. Overall, I really enjoyed this one and feel this would be great for summertime imbibing.

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Photo of Nace4
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of incognito369
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look -- Straw yellow colored
Smell -- Slight citrus and grapefruit
Taste -- hit of citrus upfront and bitterness on back end due to hops
Feel -- Thin feel
Overall -- Good IPA, it leans more toward the bitter side

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Photo of nater919
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mmellow12
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eddie729
4.63/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kayakguy
4.73/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cmurphy7
3.11/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Yeldarb92
4.79/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of munton5150
4.36/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StormAles
4.8/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of StanleysCup
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mwvman
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LIODIYA
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this at a redsox game. Good overall IPA, hit the spot on this especially hot day. Has a nice round feeling and overall good balance. Would recommend.

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Photo of baldy00
3.09/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gcasher
4.36/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 Oz can
Fresh
Aroma of dank hops
Clear amber pour with frothy white head
Dank bitter piney hop flavor
After warming, nice caramel malted flavor
Warming alcohol
Overall fantastic ipa

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Photo of GoochVa
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jkermitj
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EmeraldMist
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Look - Poured a hazy dark golden color, two fingers of dense white head, great retention, lacing all over the glass.
Aroma - Pineapple, grapefruit, faint honey, marmalade.
Taste - Dry bitterness up front, quick hint of pine, fresh pineapple, grassy and leafy hop bitterness, grapefruit rind. Malt is thick and lush. Biscuity, white bread sweetness and a very faint hint of honey. Finish has lingering hop oils and a drying yeasty aftertaste.
Feel - Medium bodied, very creamy, fine carbonation, velvety, refreshing.

Overall - It's hop forward but still has a big malt presence, and it's complex enough to make me want to come back for more.

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Photo of hrtl
4.59/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of i4ourgot
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of littlestevie14
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wekoontz
4.71/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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