Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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3.73/5 rDev -9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
First off, great label. Bottle has some yeast residue at the bottom that I plan to pour right into the glass with the beer. Beer pours a gorgeous golden color. Clear but not pristine, there's a subtle haze in there. Little bubbles stuck all over the inside of the glass. Nice snow white head...pillowy, tight bubbles. As the head falls it leaves a devastating wake of brussels lace behind. So far so good. Halfway thru this beer and the head is still nice and frothy.
Good, solid aroma. Hoppy with a bit of citrus and pine.
Mouthfeel is smooth especially once the carbonation settles down.
IPA's have come a long way now adays. Gone are the traditional cascade dominated beers of yesteryear. This is an easy drinking beer. First impression is grapefruit. Second impression is grapefruit as well. Aftertaste is pure grapfruit with a wash of bitterness from a huge pile of bittering hops. Slight alcohol waffs about halfway thru the swallow.
This is a straight forward, well crafted beer...something that any brewer would be proud of. Lacks a little bit of depth that I would prefer. I could certainly drink another one of these right now. The still going grapefruit aftertaste doesn't let you forget this beer easilly.
Serving type: bottle
05-13-2006 19:17:13 | More by Westsidethreat
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