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Common Man Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Common Man AleCommon Man Ale

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21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ZEB89 on 11-10-2013)
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Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by CSeavey64:
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CSeavey64

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

03-04-2014 00:45:22 | More by CSeavey64
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.76/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

02-05-2014 11:44:29 | More by lordofthewiens
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.6%

08-11-2014 05:46:04 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-17-2014 10:01:22 | More by Snellgg5
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

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.

01-19-2014 17:34:42 | More by puboflyons
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niiiv

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-28-2014 05:57:57 | More by niiiv
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TreeTopFlyer

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

06-30-2014 21:45:14 | More by TreeTopFlyer
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.6/5  rDev -3.5%

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.

01-18-2014 22:21:13 | More by johnnnniee
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EricDu

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-07-2014 06:02:25 | More by EricDu
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beergoot

Colorado

3.46/5  rDev -7.2%

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.

01-08-2014 21:38:47 | More by beergoot
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Loco_Joe

New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-16-2014 00:19:35 | More by Loco_Joe
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-27-2014 01:08:29 | More by ElGallo
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-10-2014 06:50:22 | More by Kelp
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spicyvelveetas

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-23-2014 00:22:01 | More by spicyvelveetas
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luvbier

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-23-2014 21:48:23 | More by luvbier
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

11-17-2013 22:13:48 | More by Satchboogie
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

11-10-2013 01:58:00 | More by ZEB89
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GimmeAGuinness

Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev +11.5%

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.

02-20-2014 01:27:02 | More by GimmeAGuinness
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

4.61/5  rDev +23.6%

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!

06-09-2014 02:01:05 | More by dpgoblejr
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

07-10-2014 19:02:10 | More by BigTrubble
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tpauer

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-12-2014 18:48:57 | More by tpauer
Common Man Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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