Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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4.01/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
6.9% ABV, best by 08/19/14 (brewed in Feb maybe?). Probably 3 months old.
A: Clear amber pour with a tall, frothy, off-white head (light tan I guess). Great head retention and nice chunky lacing.
S: Very floral. Loads of grapefruit. Flowers really stand out though, similar to lavender. Light hint of metallic skunkiness, oddly enough.
T: Again, heavy floral hops with lots of bitter grapefruit to back it up. Bitter, bitter grapefruit. Decent bready malt, almost a little toasty at points. Heavily bitter aftertaste with more floral characteristics. Very dry finish. No skunkiness, I think I just got a little metallic whiff in the aroma.
M: Medium bodied, dry and bitter.
O: Interesting IPA. Lots of floral and citrusy characteristics. Floral element can't be overstated, at points it's like eating bitter lavender soap. Big west-coast style in-your-face hop character with minimal hop presence. Tasty and quite decent.
Serving type: bottle
05-17-2014 02:29:09 | More by Dope
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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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