Little Fish Brewery – Enginuity – 2 out of 7 Smokestacks

Down there at the bottom, see, Enginuity

Little Fish Brewery of Athens, Ohio has a good number of smoked beers to choose from. On this day SmokeBeerMinistry made it out to Ohio and got to test out Enginuity, a 5.8% abv smoked porter and it was a dud. I didn’t like it. It was too bitter, musty, the maltiness tasted funny, it had a unappealing dryness to it, and there was virtually no smoke. Then Little Fish retired this beer. How lucky Enginuity was to be served at 101 Beer Kitchen, I really like this place. I am interested in visiting this brewery however, in the hopes of discovering that this was just some kind of one-off situation. Here’s to hope. 2 smokestacks out of 7.

BrewerLittle Fish Brewing
Beer NameEnginuity
Brewer’s DescriptionThis porter, brewed with house-smoked malts, is a tribute to the freight train line that runs right on the edge of our property. We brew this coal-black ale with Ohio-grown barley, smoked in our custom smoker, with a mix of local hardwoods (cherry, chestnut oak, and applewood). If you are a fan of smoked beers, seek this one out!
Food PairingsChicken Pot Pie
Brewer LocationAthens, OH
Alcohol content by volume5.80%
IBU (International Bitterness Units)no word on ibu
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark)5.75
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns)2
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks2
Sausage detection? Y or NN
Beer thickness 1-7 (water – used motor oil)5
Overall Happiness Rating: 1-7 (low – high)2

Check out their website, its pretty good. Even contains pages of archives.

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