Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by zhanson88:
3.88/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a very murky copper color. A lot of carbonation is present. About 3/4" of eggshell white head forms, which has decent retention and lacing.
Smell: Definite caramel malt backbone here. Quite a bit of citrus comes out as well, and some dank hops. Not bad, but nothing outstanding.
Taste: Again, up front the malt backbone is present. A good deal of citrus flavors appear in the middle to back end, and the finish is full of bitter, dank hops. Very nice, and better than I thought it would be from the smell.
Mouthfeel/Overall: Mouthfeel is amazing. Just about medium bodied with quite a bit of fine carbonation. Extremely easy drinking and smooth. Overall, I liked this beer quite a bit. One of the better East coast style IPAs I've had.
Serving type: bottle
09-17-2011 01:20:37 | More by zhanson88
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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
92 out of 100 based on 3,759 ratings.