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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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4.1/5
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5,317 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:
#2,007
Reviews:
1,845
Ratings:
5,317
pDev:
11.71%
Bros Score:
4.62
 
 
Wants:
342
Gots:
1,215
Trade:
4
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Golden hue. Pours a 1+ finger, frothy, white head. Settles fairly slowly, craters unevenly leaving some dry residue behind as it does. Hefty beer ring lacing. Head renews with each pour.

S: Bright, crisp, pine hop with a touch of citrus and resin.

T: Bitter hop with a bit of a woody character.

M: Hoppy, bitter, and... that's it. Simple yet sublime. Dry finish.

D: Sip and enjoy. The bitter character will dictate it.

Atmosphere is really nice. Great head and some thick lacing. Nose is light combination of really crisp, lightly woody, pine notes with a bit of citrus zest. Bitter hops with a bit of a woody tone. Simple but expertly executed. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a nice yellow with a 1 finger soapy white head, little lacing.
S - Very bright and floral, some light hints of grapefruit, and something odd almost skunky.
T - I dont get this, its an OK IPA, but it has this weird baking soda taste to it that I'm not fond of at all. Some light pine and fresh bread malt make it decent on the end.
M - Mild bitterness, a tad dry.
O - I really dont see why this IPA is ranked so high, this has a really odd taste and spell that really turns me off. Wont be having Round 2 on this.

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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 5,317 ratings
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