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

So Raul got a lil slutty with a Smutty - and it was just ok.

Flavors were unfortunately how a Black Eyed Peas album should be listened to: muted. The bottle read: drink by October 2013. Now, that's all fine and dandy, but it doesn't let Raul know when the hot dog thing was bottled. It's kind of like when Raul's baby Mama says, "It's fine, whatever." Things kind of are, but at the same time, they kind of aren't. Ya feel me, my children?

It was ok like a pedicure, but lets be real: Raul ain't going back for another.

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

A - Pours a hazy orange that is beautiful. Some particles floating around, great three fingers of head and beautiful lacing. The haze deters from seeing carbonation.

S - Great hop characters. Earthy tones are phenomenal. Smells of the forest almost, quite piney. Faint bright citrus buried in the back of the nose.

T - Starts with slight sweetness from malts. Very smooth transitions across palate. Goes into the grassy/earthy hops. Very smooth, but leaves nice bitterness at back of tongue leaving me wanting more.

M - Smooth and drinkable, but its a full flavor IPA. Medium bodied and packs a bit of a punch.

O - Great beer. Satisfying and drinkable. Does not sit overly heavy and packs the wallop you want while still being very refreshing.

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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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