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RATINGS: 1794   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3413) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrOrla (1710) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sloshgator (652) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Drank as Smuttynose Finestkind IPA, this is one good brew in the style. Hazy orange pour with a tight frothy lasting head. Nice floral and fruit aroma although not real prominent. Taste is well-balanced with notes of fruit and floral with just a minor hop bite. Finestkind is all that!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (613) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Aroma: citrus, pine, caramel, Appearance: clear golden with an off-white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, bitter finish, Delicious

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Baramba (661) - ITALY - JAN 4, 2016
On tap. Orange with white head. Hoppy grapefruit aroma. Sweet malt flavour with strong long hoppy bittter end

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlennHendry (220) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2015
Citrus and floral hops on the nose. Grapefruit, a little pine and some tropical fruit. Sweet malts come through as well. Moderately bitter. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (6917) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2015
Thank you tderoeck! 355 ml. bottle sampled as “Finestkind IPA” @ “Tim’s Christmas Tasting”. BBF 02/2016. Hazy golden, little white head. Nose is oily grapefruit peel, peach, resin, oily sweetish, mineral qualities dominating a bit. Taste is heavy oil, mineral, oily caramel, mellowed grapefruit, older grapefruit,;.. Touch watery hop oil body. Feels a bit old, faded but still pretty decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cousin_Larry (778) - - DEC 26, 2015
Wow what a good night for IPAs. Aftertaste is sort of a plastic/funk. Otherwise it’s really good.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
klaing (223) - Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Cloudy orange, moderate persistent head. Medium mouthfeel, sweet malts soon overwhelmed by hops, but hops are not good, I don't know if beer was off, but they had a metallic muddy taste and texture. Couldn't finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Germanalvarez (26) - Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Great beer bloody good flavor and excellent finish lalkalalaaljjajaaggagagagagagagaggaagagaggagahahah


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