Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by Godspeed:
4.6/5 rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
12 ounce bottle depicts two old gents laughing while sitting in lawn chairs in front of their trailer. The beer pours a golden orange with a moderate head and fine lacing. Citrusy hops and grassy aromas dominate the nose. Taste is crisp hop bitterness backed up by fruity overtones, grapefruit above all. Finish is dry and creamy. Overall an excellent new england IPA with amazing drinkability, and a beer I will be returning to quite often.
Serving type: bottle
08-08-2004 01:29:40 | More by Godspeed
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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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