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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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Orange with a small white head that does not stick around. Taste is of hops with elements of flowers, celery, grass, citurs and grapefruit. Slight malty undertones are present. Medium mouthfeel with a nice lingering bitterness. Great full-bodied IPA.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of dexterk1
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours from the bottle to the glass with a reddish copper color and good few inches of head.
Odor is floral and citrus. Nice overall aroma!
Taste is nicely balanced with floral and citrus. Mouth feel is smooth and not harsh at all. Combination of taste and mouth feel work very well and make for a great balance.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is my first official 'beer review' so i am still learning all of the different tastes and smells associated with trying different types of beers. Here goes nothing!

A - Light golden color with particles floating through, almost looks like they are nicely suspended in the carbonation.

S - Grapefruity smell.

T - Initial taste is very strong of grapefruit and a little bit of pine in the mix.

M - Feels mostly on the back part of the tongue and a little dry after swallowed.

Overall, definitely enjoyed this beer and enjoyed trying to articulate the different flavors involved in the beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Nice bright golden orange/yellow, pours about a fingers worth of a tight white bubbly head. Great lacing

Smell - Earthy pine needles, touches of exotic, tropical fruits and sweet lemons

Taste - Big hop bite, earthy piney needles and a touch of grapefruit

Mouthfeel - medium carbonation, sticky.

Overall - To me, this is the quintessential east coast ipa, piney and not very tropical. Great for when you want a nice bite

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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Golden honey color, sticky head with nice lacing.

S: Pine needles and hops, very familiar.

T: Wow, very hoppy. On the high end of the east coast style, very piney and resiny. Delicious.

M: Sticky and dry. Typical.

O: Very good beer, great IPA.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a nice dark golden color with a one finger white head that dissipates quickly but has nice lacing. Has a nice piney wood smell. Tastes of hops and more hops with a light sense of malt, but definitely hop dominated. Mouthfeel is great, carbonation is right, and goes down great with no bad aftertastes. Overall, a very nice beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into Victory pint glass.

A - Light yellow-gold in color. Hazy with some floating yeast sediment.

S - Lemon citrus and earthy pine needles. Mmmm.

T - A blast of citrus and pine immediately hit, followed by a mix of bready malt and bitter hops. Enormous hop flavor.

M - Lots of carbonation, medium body. Slick on the tongue with a dry finish.

O - Pretty, pretty good. A great American IPA with a boatload of hops. Very enjoyable and highly drinkable. Smuttynose hasn't disappointed me yet.

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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%

Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 5,339 ratings