Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" | Smuttynose Brewing Company

Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind"Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind"
BA SCORE
4.1/5
5,308 Ratings
Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind"Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind"
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:
#1,941
Reviews:
1,843
Ratings:
5,308
pDev:
11.71%
Bros Score:
4.62
 
 
Wants:
344
Gots:
1,208
Trade:
5
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,308 |  Reviews: 1,843
Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Darrin_Smith
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of neil2me
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of haines710
4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at local supermarket. My first Smuttynose. Classic IPA. Nice head from pour into pint glass. Nice fruity smell and easy to drink. For me this is so smooth. Nice hoppiness and flavor. I could drink a lot more of these and will definitely seek out this brewery. Glad to see it make its way close to Delaware.

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Photo of let8it8grow
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kelvarnsen
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PWestLA
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

solid all around

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Photo of Barleycorn
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JustinReinhardt
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Fluffy white head - hazy orange-ish color, this looks like a beer that I would want to drink - The lacing is awesome!
Taste: Started off piney - stayed piney but ultimately finished with a touch of sweetness.
Overall: This turned out to be a beer that i wanted to drink, a near perfect IPA. Smutty nose did it again.

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Photo of DMc8ride
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yaksurf
2.91/5  rDev -29%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jesterr44
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours with a nice frothy off-white tall head; fades moderately slowly for an IPA, leaves significant lacing. Aroma of grassy citrus. Taste is nice citrus/grassy/floral hops, followed with well balanced smooth malty light breadiness while the hops linger and a hit of light pine towards the finish. The bitterness which lingers in the aftertaste is something which finer IPAs hide in my opinion but this is still a very nice IPA.

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Photo of thebeers
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank it from the bottle. Dank, piney hops and lightly sweet malt in the nose and taste. Perfectly balanced. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Effing delicious, old-school IPA.

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Photo of JonathanED
2.85/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of moshea
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ManWithNoName
4.55/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of beebs22
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Hopfenpeter
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OneTuffPony
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Big_Thirsty
4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jerk_Store
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TimmyMijal
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akdo
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured the beer from a can into a Cervoise glass. Before the consumption, the can was chilled.

Look: The beer has a dark golden body and produces a one-finger white head. Unlike Driftwood Brewery's Fat Tug IPA, this IPA loses its head quickly. Besides, the beer's body is opaque.

Smell: The malts are not dominant, but one can smell notes of oranges on the nose. Other than that, the nose is mostly notes of bread and pine woods.

Taste: The beer has a moderate taste of orange and orange zests. It has very few residual sweetness. It quickly shifts towards notes of toasted bread and pine woods.

Feel: The beer's taste lingers into your mouth. It has an unctuous texture. Despite its clean and dry finish, it goes down smoothly into your mouth. Moreover, it has a moderate alcoholic warmth.

Overall: I would buy the beer again, because I love its rustic look, feel and taste. They remind me of a rustic IPA brewed by À l'abri de la tempête, a microbrewery on Quebec's Magdalene Islands. However, the only reservation I have is the lack of resilience from the beer's head.

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Photo of JoeLogel
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 5,308 ratings
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