Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" | Smuttynose Brewing Company

Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind"Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind"
BA SCORE
85.3%
Liked This Beer
4.1 w/ 5,306 ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,935
Reviews:
1,843
Ratings:
5,306
Liked:
4,528
Avg:
4.1/5
pDev:
11.71%
Alströms:
4.62
 
 
Wants:
343
Gots:
1,207
Trade:
5
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Delicious wonderful IPA from my birth state :-)

Gorgeous hazy burnt orange in color with a frothy head. Very citrusy lots of grapefruit delicious IPA very refreshing! Mouthfeel is gritty and highly carbonated - you can tell how fresh this beer is. Highly recommend with some smoked chipotle salsa

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: into a nonic pint, pushed up a mass of tan bubbly foam - head persisted all the way down, but had a congealed squishy look toward the end that wasn't too appealing. The beer was deep gold but with a some rather chunky pieces of sediment in the haze.

S: crisp citric hops and fresh pale malt

T: bitter, up-front hops suggestive of lemon pith and with a bitterness like that of an unsweetened espresso; great pale malts and floral hops.

M: smooth, crisp, lingering bitterness, light body

O: a really good IPA - a good go-to kinda beer - definitely has an American workingman-beer feel, and I guess that was the idea... Thought the appearance was a little off-putting for an IPA, but that's just my opinion (I infer that they were going for that from the description provided).

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Best before date of 6/4/13

Color is strawish pale. A lot of haze and suspension. Too much yeast and hops floating around giving it a dirty look. One finger thick white head with decent retention. Excellent lacing on the sides. Heavily translucent.

Aroma is low to moderate in strength. Very disappointing for an exceptional IPA. Weed like notes, very slight grapefruit and raw mango. Some grass if i may say. A good amount of malt with some spices added in. Everything faint as hell and asking you to sniff it out.

Taste is better. The hop profile is complex and a mix of lot of different type of hops i would assume. Some weed like flavors, very slight citrus and some earthiness. Malts do take a back seat but support the hops really well. Bitterness is mild yet is felt.

Mouth feel is medium bodied. No warmth and no astringency. Smooth and drinks really well. Just a very decent IPA nothing exceptional about it.

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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85.3% out of 100 with 5,306 ratings
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