Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 3,390 | Reviews: 1,616 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Jettanbass9:
3.95/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - pale gold with an eggshell white head. Kind of cloudy with hop material/yeast particles floating around. This is due to bottle conditioning, the particles always seem so loose at the bottom and always come right out no matter how hard you try to keep them in the bottle. I love the idea of real ale but i kind of expect a little more out of a bigger micro like smutty.
S - Grapefruit, citrus some earthy type hops, sweet caramel malt as well as pale come through. Not over the top but in incredible balance. Hops dominate the aroma, as it should, but the selection of variety lends to a good aroma.
T - Balance, balance, balance. Sweet caramel and pale malts marry the perfect blend of bitterness and flavor of the hops. Very very well balanced.
M - This IPA has a medium to medium full body that reminds you that this is no pale ale... this is an INDIA pale ale.
D - Not overly bitter, not too sweet, not too dry and no astringency. This beer sits right in the middle and im more then ok with that. 6 pack definitely, if this makes it past the night, it surely wont live past the weekend. Drink up and get more.
Serving type: bottle
10-14-2008 01:46:40 | More by Jettanbass9
More User Reviews:
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.