Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
smuttynose.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,185
Reviews:
1,851
Ratings:
5,343
pDev:
11.71%
Bros Score:
4.62
 
 
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345
Gots:
1,224
Trade:
4
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

One of the treats I picked up on a trip to Boston. Wish I could get these on a regular basis.

Bottle had a best by date of April ’12.

Poured into a standard nonic pint glass with about two fingers of foam atop a clear golden beverage. Not a big hoppy aroma but oh, the taste! There’s a bit of a grapefruit citrus sting with a biscuity malt backbone that holds up to the hop assertiveness. Piney, chewy, resiny, oily, sharp, flavorful.

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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 5,343 ratings