Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by kindbill:
4.15/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Purchased at High Spirits in Providence, RI. Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.
Pours a cloudy, golden orange amber. Cloudier than I remember with lots of sediment floating around. About 1 1/2 fingers of white head.
The nose is unique. Much more subdued than many west coast IPA's and DIPA's. Citrus, grapefruit, slight malty breadiness. Not a powerful perfume in nose like some other hoppy IPA's.
Very smooth to drink. One of the more sessionable IPA's I've had. Solid carbonation with nice mouthfeel. More grapefruit.
The finish is the best part of this ipa in my opinion. Bitter finish. It stays with you. Lingers on in the mouth. Resiny, earthy, citrus after taste.
For the price one of the best east coast IPA's I've had.
Serving type: bottle
08-04-2012 00:35:20 | More by kindbill
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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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