Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by Darkale:
4.5/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Who would have thought that a bottle showing two elderly gents chuckling would contain such a blast of juicy hops? Maybe that's why they are laughing!
Excellent and long-lasting head, good lace retention, and a marvelous aroma of hops. Juicy, juicy hops taste with a slightly chewy mouthfeel. And then more hops. And all balanced with a lingering malty sweetness. One of my new favorite IPAs, very much in a league with 60 Minute and other hops blasters -- but, again, nicely balanced with malt.
Serving type: bottle
05-10-2004 18:23:28 | More by Darkale
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3.38/5 rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
With the in-laws coming up from Texas and a house to clean (and a 2 year old to wrangle), I figured some of the finest-rated IPA in the land was appropriate for once things quieted down in my household. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a standard glass.
A- Hazy orange, light caramel.
S- Citrus, most notably grapefruit, orange, lemon, some floral notes as well.
T- Does not follow suit with the nose. Pale malts at first, a hint of grapefruit, with some peppery and earthy notes to finish. That finish is rather bitter with heavy pine notes by the way and lingers quite a bit.
M- Crisp, well-carbonated, I like it!
O- I was expecting more after reading the reviews on the website. Not the worst I've had but definitely not the best, which is rather disappointing considering that Smuttynose puts out some very good beers. The finish is what turned me off the most about this, it was quite acerbic and piney and it just did not do it for me. I would recommend it though, but it's just not my taste.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 01:09:23 | More by risendragon
Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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