Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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4.08/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
This has been my local 'go to' IPA for several years now and I feel it's time to review it.
12 oz bottle poured into nonic pint glass
A: Orange-yellow body capped by bright white 1/2 inch of foam with great sticky lacing
S: Very piney and resiny with caramel malt blended in.
T: The pine and resin spearhead the hop attack that lasts until the swallow. This is not an orangey, floral hop bitterness. This is a northern New England pine hop hit. Some grapefruit rounds it out and the malt backbone keeps it all nicely balanced.
M: This could be the best part of the beer for me. A medium/heavy mouthfeel for an IPA. Almost syrupy and finishes out dry.
D: Pretty drinkable. I think the bitterness might limit me to 2 or 3 max.
As mentioned above this is not a floral IPA but a piney, bitter IPA. I've really grown to love this beer. A gem from the other SN brewery!
Serving type: bottle
05-01-2010 01:11:00 | More by Adamdc
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