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Common Man Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Common Man AleCommon Man Ale

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BA SCORE
84
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21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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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Photo of lordofthewiens
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.

lordofthewiens, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
3/5  rDev -19.6%

MicroBeerMan1980, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Snellgg5
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Snellgg5, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
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.

puboflyons, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of niiiv
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

niiiv, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of CSeavey64
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

CSeavey64, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of TreeTopFlyer
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

TreeTopFlyer, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of johnnnniee
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.

johnnnniee, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of EricDu
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

EricDu, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of beergoot
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.

beergoot, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of Loco_Joe
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Loco_Joe, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of ElGallo
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

ElGallo, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of Kelp
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Kelp, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of spicyvelveetas
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

spicyvelveetas, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of luvbier
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

luvbier, May 23, 2014
Photo of Satchboogie
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Satchboogie, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of ZEB89
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

ZEB89, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of GimmeAGuinness
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.

GimmeAGuinness, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of dpgoblejr
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!

dpgoblejr, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of BigTrubble
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

BigTrubble, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of tpauer
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

tpauer, Apr 12, 2014
Common Man Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.