Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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3.8/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
I'll admit, this brew has me confused. Ill state that I do like it and buy it occasionally---but there is one dominate feature that prevents me from raiting it higher. Lets begin this way---pour. The pour yields a good looking, clear amber-orange colored liquid capped with a nice fluffy head. Lacing remains to the bottom of glass. Smell is of hops and some pine. Taste---well, here goes---BITTER. I find the dominant feature of this IPA is its overriding bitterness. There is little malt to speak of and a crisp dry finish. Now, this bitterness makes the brew a occasional drink for me---I tend to like a better balanced IPA. But, I do like the beer and crave it occasionally. To me, drinkability suffers due to the bitterness. I know its the style of this beer, but be warned---you want bitter, you got it. BTW, bottle reviewed was very fresh.
Serving type: bottle
11-29-2010 17:22:41 | More by DJED69
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