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RATINGS: 1802   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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 65 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (12684) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2016
Bottled, 355ml as Finestkind IPA from Beermerchants of Kent. Orange gold with white head. This had quite a floral nose and character to it, rose ips came to mind, with dashes of resin and citrus. The flavours were a little understated really, there was also a hint of caramel. I wanted to love it, but it left me a bit underwhelmed, okay though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turboninja (434) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2016
Can@home, from Wine Spot, Cleveland, USA. Medium/light, slightly tart and sweet aroma with citrus and fruits. Deeper golden color with minimal white head and hazy liquid. Medium taste with slightly bitter, over aged fruits and some citrus and grass. Bitterness and sweetness are nicely in balance, likewise other nuances. Hops and some malts can be detected. medium taste spectrum and medium aftertaste with hops and malts. Medium/light body with light/medium carbonation. Overall, organic and refreshing product that could be somewhat more complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (7828) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2016
Bottle from Drink? Hebden Bridge. Hazy amber in colour with a frothy head. Has a strength, but its dry fruitiness is flavoursome and slightly herbal. Seems a little understated in its ingredients but is easy enough to drink for its volume. Drank as ’Finestkind IPA’

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
borre_m (1153) - NORWAY - FEB 20, 2016
Pours clear golden. Aroma is hoppy, grass. Taste is hoppy, but balanced. An ok ipa on the milder side.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mfhennig (275) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2016
And yet another orange pour with an off white which leaves some suds clinging to my glass. Typical aromas and flavors for a plain old IPA. Thankfully, someone invented the double and Imperial IPA. They made the world a better place!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (12741) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Pine and orange notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sissio (1147) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 30, 2016
On tap @ Birratrovo, Como. Pours amber, cream head. Nice soft fruity caramel aroma and taste with neat hearbaceous bitternes, not invasive nor persistent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (7668) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2016
26/XII/15 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle as "Finest Kind IPA" @ Tim’s 1st Second Christmas Day Tasting - BB: II/4/16 (2015-1809) Thanks to Tim DB for picking this one up for me in NYC!

Clear orange beer, creamy yellow to off-white head, pretty stble, little adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, passion fruits, mango, pineapple, bit of honey, sweet and fruity. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty soapy start, lots of citrus, sweet malts, bitter hops, some yeast. Aftertaste: sweet, caramel, bit malty, sugary touch, some honey, exotic fruits, pineapple, resinous finish. Lovely beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3474) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Shared 12 oz. can labeled Finest Kind IPA, poured to snifters showing a hazed, light orangey gold color, with a modest, soft white layer of head foam, and dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was lightly dank, with some mineral/well water hints, and light citrus as orange on the back. A bit less than medium bodied, with average carbonation, the taste was similar less the mineral hints, and added a modest, citrus & rind-like bitterness. Average IPA faire.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrOrla (1977) - Odense C, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2016
Tap. Pours orange with a white head. Stale hops, green tea, sweet caramel, piney, resin, light grape. Taste is the same with a bitter and dry fininsh.

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