Summertime and Smutty…

Summertime and Smutty…

Smuttynose Brewing Company, Summer IPA, Hampton, NH

Smuttynose Summer IPA poured into a nonic pint glass.
Smuttynose Summer IPA

5.5% abv. Sent as a sample from the brewery. Pours a murky, straw gold color with a thin white head. Flowers, orange rind, and pineapple on the nose. First sip is pine, clementine, and lemon zest. It is balanced by a whiff of French bread and water cracker maltiness. This is a summer quaffer with just the slightest hop spice bite at the finish. Super smooth and thirst quenching. You could drink these all day. A touch of melon and fresh berries as you move through it. This beer actually borders on a hoppy pale ale, but whatever you want to call it, I like it.