Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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

A: A 2 finger, fluffy, white head tops off this golden beer. The head has good retention, and leaves behind a lot of lacing. The beer itself is slightly hazy.

S: Sweet toasted malts, kind of biscuity, with a heavy hit of citrus hops. It smells really well balanced.

T: It has a hefty backbone of caramel malts and toasted grains to start off, but this is quickly assaulted by the piney, grapefruit hops. The overall taste is bitter, the hops a little more earthy, which complements, rather than competes with, the malts.

M: Moderate with in both body and carbonation. Dry, dry, dry.

O: A fine example of a well-done IPA. The hops and malts play nicely together, and the flavor is great. Certainly an IPA worth checking out.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Samuel Adams pint glass. Purchased at Wakefield Liquors in Wakefield, RI.

A- Thick white dense head that exibits high retention that eventually (10 minutes) reduces to chunky white clouds of foam. Inviting! Heavy lacing.

S- Hoppy, slightly citrusy. Lightly toasted malt background.

T- Citrus and hops with medium bitterness, balanced by a nice caramel malt flavor. Some unexpected booze.

M- Low carbonation, medium body.

Overall a good IPA. Highly drinkable

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a cloudy deep orange color with some gold highlights, moderate white cap that leaves a small amout of lacing which fades

S: Biscuits, grass, some citrus and a tad bit of honey

T: Immediate grassiness, followed by a biscuity malt, light dash of honey with a light orange peel makeing a late appearance. The fish is dry and clean with piney resin.

M: Medium bodied, sweet, well carbonated, smooth

O: Well done IPA. No wonder I like this underrated NE brewery.

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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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