Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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4.06/5 rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle: best by 6/23/14. The pour reveals a lovely honey coloured ale with a nice finger of chunky head. Lace peninsulas are strewn about the drinking vessel. Sparse carbonation is noted. Ever so slightly chill hazed it is, yet free of debris and quite lovely in its near clarity.
The nose has earthy hop characters and a toasty breadiness. Far less than pungent and not what would be described as a bouquet. The grain character shines through equally before the hops blossom across the palate revealing a fine balance. Fall leaves and roots and grain are the only thoughts that come forth as descriptors.
The taste is very enjoyable. Very balanced and mild with a moderate dryness following a clean and well ordered sweetness. There is nothing rambunctious here and it strikes the palate as earthy and crisp and refreshing. Dangerously drinkable as several in the reefer would find themselves an endangered species in nary one full revolution of the clock's minute hand. The drinkability is fantastic urging repeated pulls from the vessel.
Overall, this one is a welcome addition to the reviewer here in Michigan. Following a self imposed hiatus from the imbibing craft brews, sheer delight rose up within him when he found it was at long last available upon the shelf at his favorite bottle peddler. Alas, this is an exciting prospect upon his return and shall find a place in the cooling unit with regularity. Make MINE a Smutty! Cheerios to Smuttynose!
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2014 00:58:43 | More by SupaCelt
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