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:
5,285
Reviews:
1,840
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11.74%
 
 
Wants:
341
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For Trade:
5
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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

18 Jan 2013: on-tap in Alfie's (9th Ave), New York.

Pint glass, misty rather than cloudy, mini haze almost, golden body with a moderate head of white foam which didn't last a whole while.

The nose was all hop aromas, grapefruit and lemon esters: these flavours were also in the taste as well as some spicy hints. I'm not a huge IPA man but this was fine. -2 outside, this set me up nicely for the warming session I was about to embark on.

The body and alcohol level suited each other and although very hoppy (for a visiting Brit) I really enjoyed it as we rarely have such brews in the UK.

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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
4.09 out of 5 based on 5,285 ratings.
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