The next day, we were off to try some breweries in New Hampshire. Our first stop was Smuttynose. This was one of the larger breweries that we visited during our trip. We walked into the building and they were just starting a tour that we jumped on. There was a man on the tour who had just finished a long bike ride and decided to stand near me the entire time. It was not pleasant. The tour was short and was like the basic brewery tour. Their tasting room is inside the brewery, but was basically a stand and had nowhere to sit. The pours were abnormally large and we had to keep asking them to short pour us since we were going to so many breweries. The person leading the tour wasn’t all that friendly either. I enjoyed the beer, but it wasn’t my favorite brewery of the trip. Their restaurant across the way was nice. If you go on the tour, you get a free beer at the restaurant. The server was also, not very friendly, and the food was alright, but nothing amazing. It’s definitely worth a trip, even if just for the brewery-only Smuttlabs releases (of which I picked up a few).
Style: American IPA
Trivia: This beer is from the new brewery of Lord Hobo beer bar fame.
Random: Football is back! Hopefully this is a good year for the Eagles.
This beer poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy, bright orange color with no visible carbonation. The nose was very fragrant with dank pine coupled with bright citrus flesh. The taste was intensely hoppy with grapefruit flesh and zest, then transitioned into pine resin. I didn’t pick up any malt, which I was totally okay with. The booze was almost invisible on the beer as well. It had a thick body with high carbonation. The finish was lengthy with lots of hops and coated the tongue. I really enjoyed this beer, so much so that I brought home a few cans. If you see this around, give it a try.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0