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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4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
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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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
4.09 out of 5 based on 5,301 ratings.
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