Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" | Smuttynose Brewing Company

5,286 Ratings
Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind"Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind"

Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States

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

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3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy sunshine yellow with fantastic retention and lacing. It couldn’t be more attractive in the glass. Nice yeast floating there suspended. Nose is more understated than I expected. Subtle, floral, grapefruit & pine. A confident malt presence as well. Taste is grand with malt character that offers up some honey sweetness, biscuit and grain to contend forcefully with an expansive hop profile. They rise up to the malt with earthly,floral and grapefruit finish that’s tremendously dry and bitter and leaves you with a good pucker. A rambunctious IPA whose flavors all play off one another so well. Would definitely buy this again and again.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Surprised I've never reviewed this. One of my first craft beer loves. I'll do my best to just review the beer as it is.

A: Pours a very attractive orange amber. Almost radiant. Very little head, though.

S: Sweet floral and orange-y hops dominate here. Smells fruity, juicy. A little graininess too.

T/M: Nice and bitter. Citrusy. A blast of pine, which wasn't in the nose. Resinous. Decent amount of malt sweetness. Very long and bitter finish. Slick, smooth mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

O: Toward the top of the class of single IPAs. A classic for good reason.

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look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured out of a bottle into a Chimay glass.

A - Orange like a if an orange peel was blinded into a drink, actually thats incorrect, this beer looks like a blue moon (bigger lie). This beer actually looks like just a standard American ipa (india pale ale (if you didn't know that you probably arn't reading this)) cloudy orange.

S - Imagine dipping your head in great smelling soy sauce. Instead comply forget soy sauce and think of a sewer. That's what it smells like.

T - This tastes like fresh butt hole. Actually just kidding. This tastes like the first bit of your favorite ice cream or if your a health freak, this tastes like the feeling after the perfect workout.

M - Like unprotected sex.

O - Overall this beer is not up to the hype but an great beer. Drink responsibly my friends.

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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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