Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Ratings: 3,759 | Reviews: 1,645 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Wonka:
4.33/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
12 FLUID OUNCES
Notched for April
Appearance slightly cloudy orange/gold body; 3-finger thick white, tiny-bubbled head; very reasonable lace; some particulates float about
Smell grapefruit, pine and spice make the nose nice; rather lively
Taste massive load of grapefruit; bit biscuity; good grapefruit rind close with big lasting effect
Mouthfeel & Drinkability well-rounded, moderate, smooth feel that drops late; hop tinge on the edges of the tongue; glorious oily finish that doesnt crash the experience between sips; really low on the dryness scale; big-time turnover capability
Heres a favorite IPA. "Finestkind" is ready for the big time.
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2005 01:10:02 | More by Wonka
More User Reviews:
3.38/5 rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
With the in-laws coming up from Texas and a house to clean (and a 2 year old to wrangle), I figured some of the finest-rated IPA in the land was appropriate for once things quieted down in my household. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a standard glass.
A- Hazy orange, light caramel.
S- Citrus, most notably grapefruit, orange, lemon, some floral notes as well.
T- Does not follow suit with the nose. Pale malts at first, a hint of grapefruit, with some peppery and earthy notes to finish. That finish is rather bitter with heavy pine notes by the way and lingers quite a bit.
M- Crisp, well-carbonated, I like it!
O- I was expecting more after reading the reviews on the website. Not the worst I've had but definitely not the best, which is rather disappointing considering that Smuttynose puts out some very good beers. The finish is what turned me off the most about this, it was quite acerbic and piney and it just did not do it for me. I would recommend it though, but it's just not my taste.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 01:09:23 | More by risendragon
Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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