Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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3.98/5 rDev -2.9%
Bottle into my Harry Potter Butterbeer mug. Go ahead, laugh.
A. Nice golden straw color, cloudy. Some particulate floating around.
S. Clean and citrusy. Some grapefruit.
T. There is a brief moment of clean and then the sticky hop hits. Lots of citrus, grapefruit and lemon, a little pIne and grassiness with some floral notes. Nice balance. I am not getting much malt.
M. Nice medium body, good carbonation. A little alcohol burn at the end.
O. A solid East Coast IPA. Very well balanced and a good example of the style. A good go-to IPA.
11-10-2012 23:05:11 | More by mehltres
4.55/5 rDev +11%
Delicious! Served from a bottle into a mug.
A - Copper color and cloudy, unfiltered.
S - Clean citrus smell, notes of orange
T - Not overly hoppy citrus in the front with malty bitter finish with slight alcohol.
M - Smooth creamy feel
O - I love this beer. perfect balance, not too hoppy but delicious.
11-10-2012 21:06:30 | More by kdawg978
4/5 rDev -2.4%
A rusty-tinged orange color, a bit hazy, and a good looking creamy head.
Smells like a lot of citrus hops, but there’s also an abundant malt profile as well—slightly scorched sugar and toast. There also seems to be a slight herbal hop quality as well. Nice and complex.
Taste kicks off with a big hop bite that just hangs on through the finish. Body feels just right with ample carbonation and a generous mouthfeel. Hops kick off citrusy and herbal then end on a strong orange note. Malt isn’t as big as I expected based on the aroma, but for the style, they’re doing their part letting the hops be the star. Malts are fairly bready neutral, but there’s a slight toasted element to them as well. Again, complex and enjoyable.
Overall this is a solid IPA. I drink so many citrus bombs that I really enjoy having an IPA that also throws in some different hop qualities as well as a bit of malt to appreciate. Balanced yet plenty bitter. Happy to have tried it.
11-04-2012 23:20:40 | More by JEdmund
4.58/5 rDev +11.7%
Beautiful orange goldish color with solid, foamy head in the glass.
Grassy and hoppy smell with a touch of citrus.
Wonderful citrus and hop balance with a bit of the alcohol shining through in the finish.
Amazing and easy drinking IPA. Exactly what an IPA should be. One of my favorites for sure.
11-04-2012 20:31:40 | More by leprechaunandfatman
4.84/5 rDev +18%
Bottle poured into a tulip glass. This is becoming my go to beer in place of Sierra Nevada (still a big favorite of mine). It is readily available in the Boston area and has that nice lingering bitterness that you get from the hoppy beers. A little lighter in color than a Dogfish 60 or Sierra Nevada, but has that same great aftertaste. Looking forward to the next one in a few minutes.
11-04-2012 14:47:00 | More by msondel
Smuttynose IPA "Finest Kind" from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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