Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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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:
#2,181
Reviews:
1,851
Ratings:
5,343
pDev:
11.71%
Bros Score:
4.62
 
 
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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 Lucular
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a single 12 oz bottle marked "best by 7-23-2018" as this was a beer I've wanted to try for some time and with Smuttynose going under I figured this was as good a chance as any. I was hoping this was a 3-month dating window, not 6 months but I'm inclined to guess the latter as the flavor and aroma were not all that impressive. Some pine, grapefruit, and pithy bitterness. Meh.

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Photo of RandyChampagne11
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of noahts
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.76/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ilikesuds
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My go to for 20 years!

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.82/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Warren2621
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zbelair
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Icka31
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hudsonvalleyslim
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

As I just had a couple, I thought it was high time I rated one of my go-to IPAs. From the bottle to a Hermit Thrush tulip glass. You might call it an old-school IPA, but for me it's always a refreshing change from the NEIPAs that are all the rage. Fruity, hoppy, balanced.

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3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Strong bitterness up front. Somewhat of a dry aftertaste

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cleeze
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nhdjinn
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

located only 15 miles away
always good beer
slightly hazy golden color with lingering 1/4" head
smell - hops
taste - citrus hops perfectly balance for 6.9% abv but malt also shines through
feel medium to medium heavy - mask abv well
a solid well balanced ipa

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3.28/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pro45
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with BB date of 5/18/18. Pours a dark gold with literally no head. Smell is malty, fruity, hoppy. Taste is very hoppy with a good malt backbone. Grapefruit pith, orange peel, tangerine. Bitter finish. Good carb. Medium mouthful. One of my favorite IPA's. An all time classic on the style.

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Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 5,343 ratings