Liam Deegan

Beer Review: Smuttynose IPA

In American IPA, Reviews on October 1, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Pours a light burnt sunset orange with a capping of white foam.  Really beautiful bright color and enticing appearance in the glass.

A sweet bready malt aroma up front, followed by bittersweet citrus and other fruity hop notes.  Orange peel, Lemon peel, apricot and pear skin are all apparent.

An effervescent and bitter blast followed up by some pale malt then a bitter grapefruit finish with some fading earthy hops.

It’s creamy on the palate with bright carbonation.   A light and refreshing bitter hop blast.

It would go really well with Mexican or spicy Thai food.  All the fruity notes will blend with most Thai sauces and the carbonation will lift any coating flavors.  A lightly seasoned grilled salmon would also go really well.  The IPA is a great grilling beer and the carbonation will cut through the fat and let the flavors of both the beer and salmon be showcased in harmony.

Style: American IPA

ABV: 6.9%

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