Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by trbergman:
4.78/5 rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
A - Slightly hazy orange-yellow with fine streams of carbonation and about one finger of white head. The foam leaves huge sheets of lace all over the glass on the way down. (NB: I've had this quite frequently, and on more than one occasion I've encountered some floating hop material in the glass, but it's never had any influence beyond the aesthetic.)
S - Pine and pithy grapefruit, orange peel, and a backing of caramel malt.
T - Dry flavor with some caramel and biscuit-like malt, grapefruit pith, pine, orange zest, and a delicate floral taste. Intensely bitter without being completely over the top. Superb effort from Smuttynose - a classic American IPA.
M - Medium body with ample carbonation, maybe just a tad astringent.
D - Absolutely great. This is one of my favorite IPAs and one of the few beers I'll buy again and again. You'd be hard pressed to find a better single IPA for the price, too. If you haven't yet tried it, get off your ass!
Serving type: bottle
10-11-2010 01:49:34 | More by trbergman
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3.18/5 rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
You don't see this one much in sepa area so I grabbed one up.
Boy was I disappointed. With a B/B date of 7/14/14 this beer should be reasonably fresh.
Pours with a lackluster effort and only after vigorously topping it off did i get a head atop this amber brew.
The aroma was lightly medicinal.
The taste was absent of both malts and hops and replaced with dry and bitingly biter which of course flowed coursely over the palate.
Not much to like here in my opinion.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 11:53:35 | More by micromaniac129
Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,388 ratings.