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RATINGS: 1585   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
npcraig (24) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Really great beer I happened to stumble on. Has a great hop taste, I wish I would have found this sooner.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2664) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 29, 2014
Appearance: Cloudy orange, small white head. Aroma: Toasty, baked lemon, pineapple hops, malty. Flavour: Lemon, bitter, pineapple, a little grass, some good pine notes, sticky mouthfeel with a long bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dojken (209) - - AUG 29, 2014
Fat. Svag lite fruktigt syrlig doft. Smaken drar lite åt det maltiga hållet. Hyfsad balans med en syrlig beska. Ok öl!!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2014
A real favorite this. Perfect blend of hops in a light boddied beer which makes for a crisp, aromatic drinking experience. Absolutely lovely. Fun label as well.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jesusthug (1) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014 does not count
Simply one of the best IPAs I’ve had. Smell is very refreshing and hints at the taste to come. Very sharp citrus initial taste with a smooth finish. Balanced and very light. Nice light golden color with creamy head that settles quick. If you like IPAs this is a top shelf. It also packs a punch.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (1138) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
355ml bottle as Finestkind IPA, from BeerRitz. Hazy orange amber colour, white foamy head and aroma of tropical fruit, sweet mango, orange, hoppy. Taste is malt caramel with mango and citrus, orange, grapefruit, pine hop resin bittermess. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry lingering peppery bitter finish. Very drinkable IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kenter2000 (41) - , Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2014
I purchased this beer at the Downer Street Liquor Store after spending the day reading somewhat interesting literature on Modern Art. There is a lot more things to say about cubism than I had previously thought... but it’s a required reading and I have dreams of being a decent graduate student so there you have it, the day is now used up. But before it was completely over I walked home feeling like I needed something. Naturally it is only a matter of time before I realized that that something was just beer. So at the liquor store on downer I set out to make a sample pack. I grabbed a few IPAs and strangely, unexpectedly, without reason, without being provoked, without cause, recklessly and defying all sense of logic, I grabbed a few fruit beers as well. It was kind of warm out and so one could assume I was feeling seasonal. Once home I remembered the tilapia coconut battered fish. I made myself a quick fish taco and here I am. On the third or forth sip of this IPA. This IPA was chosen above the others of the same title because of whimsical advertising. I am a sucker for whimsy. Now drinking it I think it’s a fine beer.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
BPBrewCrew (18) - Batavia, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Sal, Earl, Melvin, Art and Willard walk into a bar. These grandpas (proudly wearing a freshly laundered plaid flannel) order a beer each and a snack. The bartender politely smiles and saunters back with bottles of Finestkind IPA and an order of fried okra. The setting sun shines through the dust encrusted window as the bar fills with stories of 'ole. It's a great vision and it makes you smile... But keep in mind... This beer is the beer for your Grandpa. Since his golden years breweries have developed and cultivated countless GOOD beers. So, let by gones be by gones and let the elders enjoy beers of yester year. For those in today's generation... Try anything else. Please. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (1730) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
A really good IPA. Smooth and delicious. Tangerine and caramel on the nose. Flavors are grassy hops with a smooth finish. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (2113) - GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
0,355 l bottle Bottled as Finestkind IPA spruce, citrus, cereal, golden, clear, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, very bitter, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GIJOE (621) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy orangey-golden color with a frothy, white head that lasts a few minutes. Sticky lacing. Nose is hugely hoppy with predominate citrus notes. Taste is bitter, very bright and pleasing, with a huge malty backbone. Medium body. Vigorous carbonation. Quite tasty.


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