Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" | Smuttynose Brewing Company

5,268 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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3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served with half a finger of a white foamy head. Hazy pale straw colored head. A bit of lacing and some retention.

Smells of floral, sweet citrus and some Piney hops.

Bready pilsner like malts, Carmel sweetness, piney and dank hops, citrus and a bit fruity. Lingering piney oily finish.

Medium thin bodied. Medium carbonation. A firm bitterness and a powdery dryness remains well after the sip.

Overall a tasty ipa. Firmly bittered, good hop aroma and a simple malt bill keeps it very hop forward. A bit too much linging dry piney, citrusy bitterness.

$6.25 a pint

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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased at High Spirits in Providence, RI. Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

Pours a cloudy, golden orange amber. Cloudier than I remember with lots of sediment floating around. About 1 1/2 fingers of white head.

The nose is unique. Much more subdued than many west coast IPA's and DIPA's. Citrus, grapefruit, slight malty breadiness. Not a powerful perfume in nose like some other hoppy IPA's.

Very smooth to drink. One of the more sessionable IPA's I've had. Solid carbonation with nice mouthfeel. More grapefruit.

The finish is the best part of this ipa in my opinion. Bitter finish. It stays with you. Lingers on in the mouth. Resiny, earthy, citrus after taste.

For the price one of the best east coast IPA's I've had.

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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
4.09 out of 5 based on 5,268 ratings.
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