Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by HBeezley:
4.78/5 rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
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When it comes to IPA's, this is definitely one of my top picks. It's HOP-PY! Which is great, just what I love and just what you would expect for an at least decent IPA (And this is by far, above decent). Although, I must say, I'm not too sure that I would drink more than a couple of these in one night. The hoppy flavor isn't really balanced by the fruit notes of the beer - this is really the only thing I wish were different. If the fruit came out just a slight hair stronger to give some more drinkability, this would hands down be a 4.5 all the way through. then again, it always seems to be that the more sips I take the better I feel about it and the more I'm convinced that this is one of the absolute best IPA's. HAha! That usually seems to be the case. Still, its up there on the charts for me. When I recommend IPA's, I always mention this one!
Serving type: bottle
03-30-2011 04:57:48 | More by HBeezley
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3.41/5 rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: pours a golden orange color. with a generous 2 plus finger white foamy head that fades at a decent rate and leaves a small lacing behind. good clarity.
Smell: strong crystal/caramel malt sweetness. hops are decently strong with some pine, resin and a smaller amount of citrus.
Taste: opens with a strong sweetness from the crystal and caramel malts. afterwards there is some bitterness coming in with flavors of pine and resin. overall it comes off slightly grassy.
Mouthfeel: medium to lighter body. some lingering bitterness, a touch too sweet to me.
Overall: well before its printed freshness date but still a little lacking in the hops. too strong and sweet malts. also the grassiness I found in the taste throws me off a bit.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 14:45:20 | More by SportsandJorts
Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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