|"India Pale Ale"|
Smuttynose IPA comes in a 12oz. bottle. No alcohol percentage is listed. It pours a hazy golden orange, topped with an extremely durable off-white head. It has an aroma that combines mild fruit sweetness with an agreeable bitterness. The flavour has notes of candied peaches nestled within a hoppy stronghold. I suspect that rates pretty high on the ol' IBU scale. The info on the bottleneck informs the drinker that the beer is both dry hopped and unfiltered.
This is a very enticing and altogether enjoyable I.P.A. There's ample bitterness to please hop heads, but with some nuance too. Have I mentioned that I really, REALLY love the label?
Rating: 9.0 out of 10.