Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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3.93/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12oz. Thanks to Ken for picking this up while in Wisconsin on a fishing trip.
Poured a bright, but rusty orange color with some particulate matter. Head was thick & frothy; off-white in color. Sticky lace easily cakes the side of the glass. Sweet floral hop aroma with some sour grapefruit. Taste was initially a sweet caramely malt that was very quickly taken over by a bitter hop profile - lots of grapefruit rind, pine, and herbal hops with hints of bitter orange rind. Mouth-feel is juicy at times and medium bodied. Oliy hop resins coat the palate well. The oils push the lingering bitterness almost to the point of no return at times, but is just held in check by the sweet malt backbone. Finishes very dry. At first I wasn't that impressed with this tongue bruiser, but it is a quality American IPA for the hop lover. Definitely has its unique characteristics, which helps it out when compared to other American IPAs.
Serving type: bottle
05-27-2009 00:32:42 | More by barnzy78
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