Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by GrittyMug345:
4.7/5 rDev +14.6%
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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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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