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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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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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Ratings: 5,310 |  Reviews: 1,844
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of JEdmund
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A rusty-tinged orange color, a bit hazy, and a good looking creamy head.

Smells like a lot of citrus hops, but there’s also an abundant malt profile as well—slightly scorched sugar and toast. There also seems to be a slight herbal hop quality as well. Nice and complex.

Taste kicks off with a big hop bite that just hangs on through the finish. Body feels just right with ample carbonation and a generous mouthfeel. Hops kick off citrusy and herbal then end on a strong orange note. Malt isn’t as big as I expected based on the aroma, but for the style, they’re doing their part letting the hops be the star. Malts are fairly bready neutral, but there’s a slight toasted element to them as well. Again, complex and enjoyable.

Overall this is a solid IPA. I drink so many citrus bombs that I really enjoy having an IPA that also throws in some different hop qualities as well as a bit of malt to appreciate. Balanced yet plenty bitter. Happy to have tried it.

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4.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Beautiful orange goldish color with solid, foamy head in the glass.

Grassy and hoppy smell with a touch of citrus.

Wonderful citrus and hop balance with a bit of the alcohol shining through in the finish.

Amazing and easy drinking IPA. Exactly what an IPA should be. One of my favorites for sure.

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4.84/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. This is becoming my go to beer in place of Sierra Nevada (still a big favorite of mine). It is readily available in the Boston area and has that nice lingering bitterness that you get from the hoppy beers. A little lighter in color than a Dogfish 60 or Sierra Nevada, but has that same great aftertaste. Looking forward to the next one in a few minutes.

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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 5,310 ratings
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