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:
5,270
Reviews:
1,837
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11.74%
 
 
Wants:
338
Gots:
1,185
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 5,270 |  Reviews: 1,837
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4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ManWithNoName
4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TimmyMijal
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akdo
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured the beer from a can into a Cervoise glass. Before the consumption, the can was chilled.

Look: The beer has a dark golden body and produces a one-finger white head. Unlike Driftwood Brewery's Fat Tug IPA, this IPA loses its head quickly. Besides, the beer's body is opaque.

Smell: The malts are not dominant, but one can smell notes of oranges on the nose. Other than that, the nose is mostly notes of bread and pine woods.

Taste: The beer has a moderate taste of orange and orange zests. It has very few residual sweetness. It quickly shifts towards notes of toasted bread and pine woods.

Feel: The beer's taste lingers into your mouth. It has an unctuous texture. Despite its clean and dry finish, it goes down smoothly into your mouth. Moreover, it has a moderate alcoholic warmth.

Overall: I would buy the beer again, because I love its rustic look, feel and taste. They remind me of a rustic IPA brewed by À l'abri de la tempête, a microbrewery on Quebec's Magdalene Islands. However, the only reservation I have is the lack of resilience from the beer's head.

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4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rako
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden orange, not much head. Has very citrus smell to it, specifically oranges. Going into my mouth comes off very sweet as first with a orange taste to begin but it finishes hard with a piney bitter to it and kind of lingers in your mouth. Goes down smooth. Would buy again/

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4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.73/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

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

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4.99/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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4.57/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 473ml can into a nonic. Can states best before July 2017. Not a fan of this trend, especially with IPAs I like to know the date it was canned.

L: Pours a cloudy, golden orange colour which looks good in the glass. I only got a tiny bit of head that disappeared in less than a minute but I probably should have poured it more aggressively.

S: Lots of sweet, juicy orange, almost like an orange candy. Really nice! Some floral hops as well as some malt.

T: You get that sweet orange from the nose as well as some tart lemon and grapefruit to balance it out. Piney hops in the finish but not as hoppy as I was expecting. There's a bready aftertaste I didn't care for at first but it definitely grew on me as I drank it.

F: Medium body with a good amount of carbonation.

O: Really glad the LCBO decided to carry this one. At 75 IBU I was expecting a bit more hop bitterness but this is a great, well-put-together American IPA. I hope more IPAs like this one keep making their way north of the border!

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Photo of Timtac
3.34/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
4.09 out of 5 based on 5,270 ratings.
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