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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3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Best by 9/19/2012.

A - Golden amber slightly hazy body with a thick off-white head. Some floating yeast and sediment.

S - Lots of grapefruit and lemons. Somewhat grassy and herbal.

T - Grapefruit and grass. A touch of caramel malt. Very bitter finish. Somewhat creamy with a medium mouth feel.

O - I've never been blown away bu this beer, even when its super fresh. It is a great beer to turn to. A very bitter and grapefruit heavy IPA that can be found in every grocery store in New England.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of bbeer3000
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a very good IPA - one of the better widely available (at least in the northeast) - limited mainly by a slight skunk to the taste.

this has a similar balance to stone ipa, and a slightly more floral nose, dulled just a bit by a maltiness that again can come off skunky. still very drinkable.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright yellow, orange color. Good clarity with floating yeast flakes. Descent head recedes to a white foam with some soapy lacing.

Brilliant citric and pine cone aroma. Very spicy.

Big hop flavor upfront with lemon, grapefruit and soapy character. Smooth rye bread malt flavor. Finish is dry and spicy from the hops. Good balance with a hop forward profile.

Medium bodied and drying. Satisfying crisp feel.

I've had a lot of IPA's and this one is among the best.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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