Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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4.47/5 rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Smuttynose has arrived in Southern Illinois! Picked up the sample pack today and with the reputation of this brew, had to have it first. Bottle poured into a Duvel tulip; best by date of June, 2012. Hazy yellow body with a good tint of orange. Nice nearly two-finger head that leaves some decent lacing.
Very hoppy aroma, mostly grapefruit, and a little tropical fruit it the background. The malt aroma is sweet and grainy.
Nice bitter hop flavor up front that definitely features the grapefruit taste and pine resin. Very good caramel malt flavor that balances with the bitterness well. A little tropical fruit way in the background, like mango and pineapple, but muted. Still, a complex flavor that is not one-dimensional.
Medium texture to the mouthfeel and very drinkable. Glad this is distributed in our area now. Will be a regular in my rotation for sure.
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2012 23:00:22 | More by FanofHefe
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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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