Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" | Smuttynose Brewing Company

Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind"Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind"
5,310 Ratings
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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Ratings: 5,310 |  Reviews: 1,844
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Baguio
4.78/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served: Bottle in short wide mouthed glass
Appearance: A wonderful freshly squeezed citrus 'hoppey' color not to mention a great marketing campaign. Cloudy and hazy which I like, some may not
S: Nice perfume of hops and citrus clean and crisp
T: a delight loaded with hops balanced by citrus (without the fruity taste) and crisp. an excellent IPA that leaves you with a great memory
M: just what you want from an IPA with an added level of smoothness
O: Outstanding! want to try on draft, only complaint would be the lack of lacing on the glass but maybe I'm enjoying this one too fast to develop lacing!

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of EdwardLongshanks
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The finest kind is an East Coast treasure, prompting lucid dreams of resinous pine hops, instilling such desire for this particular brew that one will use it as a measuring stick for any IPA. While not my number one IPA, it may be my number two. So consistent. So bitter. And I love that damn label!

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of chefhatt
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this into a pint glass, it has a nice traditional IPA colored body which is a nice orange color body with a nice 2" white foamy head that just hangs out. The smell is, you guessed it piney of hops with some citrus and pale malt coming through also. The taste just hits your tonuge like a blast of nice bitter hops with a nice grapefruit flavor closer to the back of the tongue. The mouthfee is great, nice and smooth, coats the tongue real nice and overall a damm good IPA, one of the better ones i have had.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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1/5  rDev -75.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of dbell23
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass. Nice two finger head if poured aggressively. Dark golden hazy color. Good head retention and decent lacing. Looks like an ipa.

Smell is not overwhelming. Slightly hoppy with malt undertones.

Taste is really good and balanced. The hops don't knock you over at first but they are certainly there. Nice balance to start, a hoppy blast in the middle, followed by a lingering hop/malt finish. Great hop malt balance.

Mouthfeel is really good. Just the right amount of carbonation. Crisp with a fairly smooth finish.

Overall a really good ipa. No slap in the face but very balanced.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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