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Common Man Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Common Man AleCommon Man Ale

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Reviews: 7
Hads: 32
Avg: 3.76
pDev: 21.01%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
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Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) | 5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: ZEB89 on 11-10-2013

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Reviews: 7 | Hads: 32
Photo of smcolw
3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the Italian Farmhouse in Plymouth, NH.

Amber color and clear. Good lasting head that leaves extensive lace.

Amber malted grain smell initially. Modest floral hop later in the aroma.

Short, earthy darker toasted malt start. The hop kicks in muting the base. Relatively short aftertaste. Rich body with a low carbonation.

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.6/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on draft at the Lake House Grille in Meredith NH. Pours a nice copper color with a foamy white head that retreated slowly and gentle lacing along the glass. Smells of earthy hops and a caramel-toffee aroma. The taste is where this beer made its mark. Getting those hops, caramel, and some malts all mixed in. Pretty good carbonation and nice feel on the palate. Overall, I found myself really digging this pale ale and I'm glad I went for this brew. I recommend this one!

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Photo of GimmeAGuinness
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

I found this at Ayotte's in Hudson for about 3 bucks. What a great find! When i poured it into a glass I wasn't impressed with the color. It's not a dark as I might've expected, kind of an almost-burnt orange that lets a lot of light through. The watery foam doesn't stick around long, and the combination of those two points didn't fill me with confidence. The flavor, however, is fantastic. The beer is perfectly bitter for a PA. Mouthfeel is on the thin side, but that is easily forgiven by the overall deliciousness. This would be a perfect beer for someone who is new to the world of good beer. I will buy this regularly.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In a pint glass the beer was a gold/amber color with a light haze. A small white head left a bit of lace.

Aroma of earthy hops and sweet malt.

Lots of caramel/toffee in the taste. Hops both early and late.

Medium-bodied, very sweet.

At $3.49 for a bomber, this beer was a great bargain.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle stamped Best By 07/03/14. Sampled on January 19, 2014.

The Common Man is a family-owned restaurant chain with locations all over the state of New Hampshire from fine dining to even a 50's style diner. This is their house brew available for now in a bottle.

It pours medium copper with very good clarity and a full cream colored head that settles down some but generally stays around.

It smells like a quality American Pale with toasted biscuit, caramel, toffee, and a mildly present earthy hop note.

The body is a bit better than medium.

The taste is well balanced with a toasted biscuit malt and barley beginning and a slightly bitter and dry finale. Enjoyable and easy to drink.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Bert's
So as I understand it the Common Man in Windham NH had a few too many electrical fires so the fire dept shut them down for a bit which left Smuttynose with a bit too much of their beer, that they apparently sent into distribution. 3.50 for a bomber and I am a happy customer!
Pours a crystal clear medium golden color with a huge fluffy bone white head that persists forever. Aromas of caramel and bready malt with a bit of earthy hop to counter and a hint of mineral water. The flavor is huge on the caramel and bready malt with bits of sulfur and mineral. Moderate earthy hops and a hint of butterscotch round out the flavor. Medium body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Old school pale ale, that I rather enjoyed. I've probably had this before at the restaurant, but nice to sit down and really evaluate it.

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Photo of beergoot
3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Review taken from notes while sitting at the Common Man Inn bar in Claremont, NH; dated October 13th, 2013. Supposedly contract brewed by Smuttynose for the Common Man Inn.

Appearance: solid gold color w/thin, foamy head; thin sheets of lacing.

Smell: toasted grain; honey & biscuit.

Taste: mild malt character; grapefruit (faint); bitter.

Mouthfeel: clean; dry; tingling carbonation.

Decent though pedestrian. Perhaps served a bit too cold so the flavors were a bit subdued.

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Common Man Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.