Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by GrittyMug345:
4.7/5 rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Not sure why but I had not previously tried this one, my mistake indeed!
Vigorous pour out of a 22oz. brown bomber (best before 1/10) into an imperial pint glass. This thing started out with a nice thick, creamy head, quickly settled down to a thin but solid head. Beautiful light copper color. Left a nice ring of sticky lacing after every sip (or gulp ;-)). The first whiff of this was just straight up grapefruit (I love a grapefruity IPA!), some grassy undertones upon more thorough examination, as well as some malt sweetness just trying to break through the citrus. The taste was more of the same - grapefruit right up front, as it warmed a little bit the malt really came through and balanced this beer nicely. The bitterness is in your face, but not overpowering, very pleasant. Clean, crisp finish. This had a nice full mouthfeel with just a little bit of slickness on the tongue. Maybe the best IPA I have had that was crafted in my neck of the woods (New England), this will now be in my regular rotation for sure!! Get some!
Serving type: bottle
10-11-2009 19:47:30 | More by GrittyMug345
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3.18/5 rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
You don't see this one much in sepa area so I grabbed one up.
Boy was I disappointed. With a B/B date of 7/14/14 this beer should be reasonably fresh.
Pours with a lackluster effort and only after vigorously topping it off did i get a head atop this amber brew.
The aroma was lightly medicinal.
The taste was absent of both malts and hops and replaced with dry and bitingly biter which of course flowed coursely over the palate.
Not much to like here in my opinion.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 11:53:35 | More by micromaniac129
Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,390 ratings.