Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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4.13/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 oz bottle purchased at Total Wine in Columbia, SC. Best by March of 09 on the label.
Pours a bronzish orange with a fine white head. Tiny rising bubbles and yeast particles are visible. Produces a hoppy, citrusy smell. Initial sip is very smooth and light, followed by some quickly-dissipating harsh bitterness. It's hard to believe a beer with that kind of bitterness (although it is very brief) could be so smooth and drinkable. There's a nice malty backbone that balances it out. Citrus notes like grapefruit and possibly some lemon present in the taste, though they give way more to the herbal notes, slightly grassy and some pine notes, although not as much pine as was in Great Divide's Titan IPA, which preceded this beer on my list for the evening.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2009 02:42:20 | More by Gyle41386
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