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93
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RATINGS: 1839   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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 IBUs, this is definitely not a training-wheels IPA, but is meant for hop lovers looking to satisfy their craving in a way thats not easy to find. We think theyll be quite pleased.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2012
On tap at Portsmouth. Hazy orange body with a white head. Very earthy hops. Nice balance. Decent IPA


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
portwood (217) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2016
"Finest Kind". Restrained nose, orange, grapefruit, pine. Light bodied, smooth carbonation. Bittersweet, pine, grapefruit pith, medium dry. Slightly disappointed with this one. Well balanced but nothing pops like some other IPAs (nose suggests can may not be too fresh? BB 7/6/17)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mister_Li (1036) - GERMANY - NOV 26, 2016
Leicht trbes orangegold mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, fruchtig, Grapefruit, Zitrusfrchte, Kiefer, leicht bitter.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HourGlass13 (672) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2016
This review is for the "Finest Kind" IPA. Not sure this is the same as their "IPA". This stuff was likely the best IPA Ive ever had. Pours clear golden, with a foamy short lived white head. Ridges of lace coat the glass all the way down. Aroma is fruity with tangerine, grapefruit, honey and cracker-like pale malts. Citrusy hops up front gives way to tropical fruit and floral hop flavor explosion. A very solid bready malt profile provides just enough balance. Full bodied with high carbonation. Mild pound cake like resin sweetness in the very long finish. This is a fantastic, benchmark IPA. Jam packed with juicy hops, but still balanced and enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
djoeye (4001) - Troms, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2016
Aroma; berries, roasted malts, grass, plum. Look; clear orange golden with pearl layer. Taste; hops, roasted malts, plum, wine, grass - hoppy finish. Feel; good body, soft carbonation. Overall; tasty, winey. [35.5cl /12FLoz.Btl 6.9% [email protected] Oulu Finland]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALIBALI (983) - Kiel, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2016 Relativ wenig Aroma, ein bisschen fruity, leicht erdig wrzig und ausgesprochen sanft. Optisch der dunkelgelb getrbte Genosse. Der Trunk fett bitter, wirklich. Die Wrze bleibt, hinzu kommen harzige Nuancen und einige Zitrusspritzer. Fertig ist ein extrem verhopftes Bitter IPA. 0,3/4,50 vom Hahn im STRONGBOWS Kiel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hauxe (481) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2016
Pours lightly hazy, pale gold from the bottle and leaves a creamy white head with soapy, sticky lacing. Aroma is floral with strong citrus notes. Taste is overall bitter and dry, but tempered by rich caramel malt undertones. Finishes bitter and a touch warming. I would put the body rather as medium. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biir (918) - Berlin, - NOV 7, 2016
Bottle in the US - as Finest Kind IPA - From the first zip it was a great IPA for me. Dry, bitter, a bit of caramell, resin, pear, lemon. Well balanced. Could drink that forever.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UM02 (357) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2016
Hoppy but a sweet floral hoppiness instead of a bitter hop flavour. A bit of caramel and fruit and some grain in the malt. Solid IPA though not exceptional.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
venom666 (908) - Elche, SPAIN - OCT 21, 2016
Slightly hazy amber color with medium white head. Citrusy aroma, resiny and grapefruity, slightly pine. Taste follows the aroma, citrus, resin, pine and grapefruit, but very boozy for being a 6.9% beer. Moderate bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (9501) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2016
On tap at Kompaan Thin creamy white head. Very hazy golden pour. Lovely bitterness. Nicely done


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