Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by doppelmeup:
2.78/5 rDev -32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
I have to say I was quite disappointed in this beer. Overall, I just didn't like it. Here is my review.
Golden honey in color, with some lace and just a modest head. The bottle contained quite a bit of very chunky sediment which was kind of surprising from a beer of this style.
Aromas of grapefruit but not much else.
Taste was pretty one dimensional, with grapefruity hops dominating. Quite bitter, but no malt flavor at all to balance it out.
The mouthfeel was the worst part of this beer for me. After the first swallow I had an oily, grainy aftertaste that didn't want to go away, even after full minute or two. Very dry finish, but just left a bad taste in my mouth.
Overall, I was quite disappointed. I would not buy this again, as there are so many other IPAs on the market that I liked a lot better than this.
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2008 04:49:40 | More by doppelmeup
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3.41/5 rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: pours a golden orange color. with a generous 2 plus finger white foamy head that fades at a decent rate and leaves a small lacing behind. good clarity.
Smell: strong crystal/caramel malt sweetness. hops are decently strong with some pine, resin and a smaller amount of citrus.
Taste: opens with a strong sweetness from the crystal and caramel malts. afterwards there is some bitterness coming in with flavors of pine and resin. overall it comes off slightly grassy.
Mouthfeel: medium to lighter body. some lingering bitterness, a touch too sweet to me.
Overall: well before its printed freshness date but still a little lacking in the hops. too strong and sweet malts. also the grassiness I found in the taste throws me off a bit.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 14:45:20 | More by SportsandJorts
Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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