Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind"Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind"
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
Ratings:
5,300
Reviews:
1,841
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11.74%
 
 
Wants:
344
Gots:
1,200
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,300 |  Reviews: 1,841
Photo of StormAles
4.8/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of StanleysCup
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mwvman
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LIODIYA
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this at a redsox game. Good overall IPA, hit the spot on this especially hot day. Has a nice round feeling and overall good balance. Would recommend.

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Photo of baldy00
3.09/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gcasher
4.36/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 Oz can
Fresh
Aroma of dank hops
Clear amber pour with frothy white head
Dank bitter piney hop flavor
After warming, nice caramel malted flavor
Warming alcohol
Overall fantastic ipa

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Photo of GoochVa
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jkermitj
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EmeraldMist
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Look - Poured a hazy dark golden color, two fingers of dense white head, great retention, lacing all over the glass.
Aroma - Pineapple, grapefruit, faint honey, marmalade.
Taste - Dry bitterness up front, quick hint of pine, fresh pineapple, grassy and leafy hop bitterness, grapefruit rind. Malt is thick and lush. Biscuity, white bread sweetness and a very faint hint of honey. Finish has lingering hop oils and a drying yeasty aftertaste.
Feel - Medium bodied, very creamy, fine carbonation, velvety, refreshing.

Overall - It's hop forward but still has a big malt presence, and it's complex enough to make me want to come back for more.

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Photo of hrtl
4.59/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of i4ourgot
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of littlestevie14
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wekoontz
4.71/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Smuttyguy
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Still a decent NE IPA, but used to be a top notch NE beer (probably the best) when it was unfiltered. Seems to me that when the new brewery was built, the recipe changed. Maybe it's being outsourced? Used to pour a glass and be amazed at the "debris" floating within. That's what added the flavor I believe

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Photo of ER527
3.52/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Riff
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an almost clear yellow-orange color with a thin white head. Smells of citrus and floral notes. Tastes of pine hops and a little bit of sweet malt. Fairly well balanced, finishes in good time, a little bit of bitterness but not overpowering.

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Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Darrin_Smith
4.65/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of neil2me
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of haines710
4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at local supermarket. My first Smuttynose. Classic IPA. Nice head from pour into pint glass. Nice fruity smell and easy to drink. For me this is so smooth. Nice hoppiness and flavor. I could drink a lot more of these and will definitely seek out this brewery. Glad to see it make its way close to Delaware.

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Photo of let8it8grow
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kelvarnsen
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PWestLA
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

solid all around

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Photo of Barleycorn
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
4.09 out of 5 based on 5,300 ratings.
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