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:
5,288
Reviews:
1,841
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11.74%
 
 
Wants:
341
Gots:
1,197
For Trade:
5
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Amber body with thin white head. Rich, malty aroma; grainy; no particular strong hop smell. Smooth, buttery feel; medium bodied; clean finish. Very nice malt/hop bitterness flavors with hints of citrus fruits; long, lingering hop bitterness at the finish.

Certainly a good IPA, but nothing overly special (at least with my sample bottle). Hop aroma wasn't there like many other people report, but the bittering effect is and mixes nicely with the relatively rich, malt character of the beer. Sure, I'll have another...

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Served on tap in a stein.

Appearance: Golden amber color with a thin lingering white head.

Smell: Pine and citrus notes. But not very powerful.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Medium bodied and smooth. Taste bitter hops. Some pine and citrus notes.

Overall: Average IPA, but good.

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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
4.09 out of 5 based on 5,288 ratings.
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