Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by velo343:
4.13/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Appearance - Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Great, billowing white head with tons of retention and lacing on the sides of the glass. A light orange/brown with a good bit of particulate matter floating around, making it somewhat cloudy.
Smell - Lots of fresh, piney hops. Very deep sappy smell. Lemon, orange, grapefruit, other citrus flavors.
Taste - Lots of biscuity and toasted malts that are well balanced initially by a strong hoppiness that really takes over at the end, leaving very bitter taste at the end. Some sweetness remains, but the hops really take the stage for the finale. Feels very thick, but not at all syrupy.
Drinkability - Yeah, I think I'll be making sure that I keep some of this around so that I have it whenever I get the craving for a good, balanced IPA. Nothing crazy, just a solid, drinkable beer.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2007 01:10:02 | More by velo343
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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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