tmoreau (3413) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 12 oz. can labeled Finest Kind IPA, poured to snifters showing a hazed, light orangey gold color, with a modest, soft white layer of head foam, and dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was lightly dank, with some mineral/well water hints, and light citrus as orange on the back. A bit less than medium bodied, with average carbonation, the taste was similar less the mineral hints, and added a modest, citrus & rind-like bitterness. Average IPA faire.
MrOrla (1710) - Odense C, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Pours orange with a white head. Stale hops, green tea, sweet caramel, piney, resin, light grape. Taste is the same with a bitter and dry fininsh.
sloshgator (652) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2016
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Drank as Smuttynose Finestkind IPA, this is one good brew in the style. Hazy orange pour with a tight frothy lasting head. Nice floral and fruit aroma although not real prominent. Taste is well-balanced with notes of fruit and floral with just a minor hop bite. Finestkind is all that!
tsd08460 (613) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: citrus, pine, caramel,
Appearance: clear golden with an off-white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, bitter finish,
Baramba (661) - ITALY - JAN 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Orange with white head. Hoppy grapefruit aroma. Sweet malt flavour with strong long hoppy bittter end
GlennHendry (220) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Citrus and floral hops on the nose. Grapefruit, a little pine and some tropical fruit. Sweet malts come through as well. Moderately bitter. Nice.
77ships (6917) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thank you tderoeck! 355 ml. bottle sampled as “Finestkind IPA” @ “Tim’s Christmas Tasting”. BBF 02/2016. Hazy golden, little white head. Nose is oily grapefruit peel, peach, resin, oily sweetish, mineral qualities dominating a bit. Taste is heavy oil, mineral, oily caramel, mellowed grapefruit, older grapefruit,;.. Touch watery hop oil body. Feels a bit old, faded but still pretty decent.
Cousin_Larry (778) - - DEC 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow what a good night for IPAs. Aftertaste is sort of a plastic/funk. Otherwise it’s really good.
klaing (223) - Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cloudy orange, moderate persistent head. Medium mouthfeel, sweet malts soon overwhelmed by hops, but hops are not good, I don't know if beer was off, but they had a metallic muddy taste and texture. Couldn't finish.
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Germanalvarez (26) - Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great beer bloody good flavor and excellent finish lalkalalaaljjajaaggagagagagagagaggaagagaggagahahah