Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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4.08/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
"Cask" ( keg) conditioned and served from a bar top cradle minutes after the spline was removed and the tap hammered home, at The Beech Tree Grill ( by Dave) in Po-town.
Hazy, bright orange tinted beer with a thin clotted white head, which persisted right to the end.
Intense citrus aroma - sharp grapefruit and blood orange with a hint of honey sweetness. Very Left coast.
Flavor was sharp up front with powerful hop character and little malt to balance. Served a bit too cold, some grain sweetness came thru as it came up to temp.
Again, flavors seemed out of balance but the freshness and soft carbonation made this hop exstavaganza very tasty and highy drinkable. Long, hop finish is firmly bitter but not overwhelming or puckery.
Excellent session IPA for the Hop Head - fresh tasting with a wonderful soft mouth feel from the subdued, natural carbonation.
Serving type: cask
10-31-2007 03:05:47 | More by Shiredave
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Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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