Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can, poured into glass

dark golden in color, foamy white head. nice hop aroma - mix of citrus, floral, grassy notes. taste has just enough malt to balance. mild bitterness. medium bodied.

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

Had this beer from the bottle, poured into a pint glass. Purchased from some supermarket in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Aroma is fairly flat; however, the appearance is a golden yellow, clear, and sparkling with a nice thick white head.

The taste is very pleasant; nice and bitter with a very strong grapefruit taste. Actually, this thing is a grapefruit bomb. Hints of pine are also present, however, this thing is more floral than pine.

I'm pretty impressed with this beer considering I grabbed it randomly as part of a Smuttynose sampler pack.

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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
4.09 out of 5 based on 5,274 ratings.
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