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Dear Mr. Smuttynose and Finest Kind,

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by geneseohawk, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. geneseohawk

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    Your ipa is absolutely wonderful. You may be the best budget ipa that I have been introduced to in the last 2 weeks. Your complex and not one dimensional. You have layers of different hop flavors and malt that make you an enjoyable drinking experience. I love all kinds of ipa's from heavy citrus to heavy pine but you my friend have depth of all and a unique malt profile I have not had in a long time. I can see why the Bro's have rated you a 100. What a wonderful day where I can drink you and your crazy off cousin Mr. Zombie Dust in the same day.
     
  2. Robtobfest

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    Last two weeks? Is that really that big a compliment.....or do u drinknew beers at an exceptional rate?! In all seriousness though, yes this is a great ipa for $10 a sixer!!!!
     
  3. Frankinstiener

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  4. lordofthewiens

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    Yeah, I don't know what to make of the last two weeks remark. It is a very enjoyable IPA.
     
  5. fredmugs

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    yuuup
     
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  6. mrhartounian

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    The brothers rated it 100 in 2004. I wonder what they would rate it now, if trying it for the first time.
     
  7. geneseohawk

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    I've tried a lot of new ipa's in the past two weeks and this and by far was the best....
     
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  8. Robtobfest

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    You work fast sir!!
     
  9. geneseohawk

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    Lots of stores with mix and match around here...... spoiled.
     
  10. gatornation

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    Torpedo is the best budget IPA,IMO
     
  11. EnronCFO

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    Even better when it's $10/12-pack in NH.
     
  12. jamvt

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    It's even better at market basket for $11.99 12pks
     
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    Can't beat hop devil for $9/sixer.
     
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  14. BigStein88

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    I rate it 100 every day of the week and get it for $140 for 15.5 gallons up here in Nottingham, NH.
     
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  15. EnronCFO

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    Wait, what? Your argument is that it's better when it's $2 more per 12-pack?
     
  16. EnronCFO

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    Probably the funniest post I've ever read on here. I've yet to have Earth Eagle, but I know that the brewer isn't a hophead, so I can't imagine his IPA is all that good. And Throwback's IPA is an embarrassing malt bomb of an amber ale masquerading as an IPA, and much more expensive than Smuttynose.
     
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    Widmer...meh
     
  18. RoninTK3

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    Nothing from Throwback has thrilled me, which is a shame, since it's always nice to see another brewery in the area. I love Smuttynose.
     
  19. ThirstyFace

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    Bought this beer 5 times and three of the 12ers were infected/bad/whatever. Not sure why that is but I refuse to take that chance. Otherwise, I find it quite damn great
     
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    I passed by this beer for years due to the label, I mean how could something with such an awful label be good? Then I tried it....one of the top 20 IPAs I've ever had easily.
     
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    Finest Kind is one of the top 3 east coast IPAs IMO. Fantastic, especially uber fresh.
     
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    Haven't had a good one in years.

    Even when it was good, it was inconsistent.
     
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    Throwback beers all lack body and flavor. They're not good, and they're way too expensive.
     
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    When this beer is in good condition it's pretty good. I usually steer clear though since I often pick up diacetyl and that's off putting for me.
     
  25. smutty33

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    AMEN !!!!!

    Cheers
     
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    And no tax!
     
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    I think it would be better if there were a way for me to buy some in MA less than two months after the bottling date. Seriously, Boston is 56 miles away it shouldn't take two months to go from packaging to shelf.
     
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  28. smutty33

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    You sure your distributor isn't sitting on super fresh finestkind in the warehouse,while waiting for the last shipment to run out?Never have an issue w/ getting finestkind no more than a month old,(often less than a month) @ the most, here in my parts.

    Cheers
     
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  29. seplo

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    Smuttynose IPA is my go to here in New Haven CT, one of my favorites,its usually fresh down here...CHEERS
     
  30. SenorHops

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    I find it to be incredibly average.
     
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    Smuttynose's Ry(e)an Ale blew my friggin mind. If I ever have another op to get a bottle I will jump on it.
     
  32. EnronCFO

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    Completely off topic, but agreed. To me, it's up there with Berkshire's bourbon barrel scotch ale as the best barrel aged beer I've ever had.
     
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    I'll take it further. This is my single favorite year-round beer on the market. FinestKind is the Finest Kind.
     
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    I LOVE Old Brown Dog Ale. About to split a sixer of Finest Kind with a buddy for the first time. And...I like the label too. Being from New Hampshire...these guys could easily be my neighbors. I can hear them now complaining about politics and the recent influx of flatlanders.
     
  35. geocool

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    I really don't know (nor did I claim to know) where it is languishing, but I'm sure it hasn't been reaching the retailer in MA until two months after packaging. I love this beer, but I'm not going to drive to CT or NH to buy it fresh.
     
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    The New England Gangsta at Earth Eagle is actually quite good, and their Shepherd's Crook wheat pale ale was awesome. Recently they brewed a pale ale with locally sourced hops and malt, and I didn't like that one as much as Shepherds Crook, but a fellow hophead liked it even more. You should check them out, they have been cranking out new quality offerings every week.
     
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    I love this beer under a month old. After that it is just ok and gets a little malty for my taste.
     
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    I've been whooping in up with Cy and Paul for a few years now. That label is actually one of the things that first got me interested in the beer. Two old guys sitting out in front of their trailer having a good time... it's real New Hampshire for damn sure.
     
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    If you like a hop bomb then try their Big A IPA. Great 4-pack!
     
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    Yuuup. That picture is as New England as a Nor'Easta
     
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