Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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4.03/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip, courtesy of korguy123 via LIF. BBD of about a couple months from now. Cheers man.
Pours a golden orange, with a finger and a half of bright white head, quickly diminishing to a soapy collar and leaving sheets of chunky lacing. Hazy body and I can see some sediment floating around in here, carbonation just streaming off the bottom of this one. Aroma is exceptionally pronounced here (might be a function of the bottling date), but I can dig out some peach and grapefruit amongst other fruits, and a bit of lemon in here? Taste ascertains my lemon rind inclinations, with some upfront bitterness and a thinner malt base than I would've liked. The other fruits play more minor roles here (grapefruit and some pineapple), but are still present. Taste greatly improves as it warms, really starting to like this. Good and fairly smooth mouthfeel, with medium-high carbonation and good drinkability, especially given that it's my day off and it's a beautiful day outside.
Serving type: bottle
08-24-2010 18:43:56 | More by liamt07
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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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