Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" | Smuttynose Brewing Company

Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind"Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind"
5,309 Ratings
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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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright coppery yellow with orange hues. Tall pillowy white head which quickly fades to a thin cap which provides nice lacing.

Smell is not like your run of the mill IPA. Subtle bready malts, orange zest, grassy. Very pleasant.

Taste starts with a brief flash of malty sweetness quickly followed up by a crisp piney hop bite. A touch of citrus and then a bitter herbal finish.

Mouthfeel is fairly light and not as sticky as some IPAs, but it's perfect for an everyday drinking beer.

Greay beer. Ill definitely be buying this somewhat regularly.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of JG-90
3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a straw yellow color, which is almost translucent with just a tiny bit of haziness, with a moderate sized creamy white head. Head has okay retention and leaves heavy lacing.

Smells of orange peel, old bread, a bit grainy.Tastes of orange peel, grapefruit, stale bread, and pine. Has a clean, bready/piney/rindy finish. Has a moderate mouthfeel and slightly above average carbonation for an IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of jman005
4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smuttynose "FInest Kind" IPA poured into a snifter.

A - Pours a nice hazy light orange color. Some visible sediment, this is just how I like my IPAs to look like.

S - Nice hoppy nose, some bitter notes along with citrus and a piney spiciness also. Mostly dominated by hop but there is some malt sweetness in there as well. Nice aroma coming from this.

T - Up front getting some fruitiness and citrus from the hops. A lasting bitterness hits the middle of the tongue and pine/resin kicks in too. Really good and pleasing flavor, plenty of bitterness sticking around here. Great hop profile.

M - Mouth feel is about medium, little bit of sticky malt in there. Very drying on the back end.

Overall this is a great American IPA, they are pretty dead on with this. Glad to have this beer so readily available and fresh.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 5,309 ratings
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