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Smuttynose Bouncy House IPA (Short Batch #26) - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

405 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 405
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 7
Gots: 62 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JayT on 11-19-2013)
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3.51/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint glassy this has been newly released as a year round beer in the 6 and 12pk format. The recipe was tweaked slightly from the pervious short batch release.

A: Hazy golden pour with tawny hues. Creamy off-white head settles quickly. Thin broken rings of lacing.

S: Toasted hemp seed and pine resin are forward on the nose. Lighter notes of vague citrus, passion fruit, and honeydew melon underneath. Dry crackery malt base.

T: Very earthy. Pine resin, toasted hemp seed, dry leaves. Clamping bitterness. Ruby red grapefruit fights through the toasted edge. Some more playful melon and passion fruit notes are buried deeply. Imprisoned is a better way to describe it, as they are stifled by all the biting bitterness and earthy flavors. Toasty and crackery malt. Dry toasty and resins finish provides no respite from the clamping bitterness; it lingers long after.

M: Light body has a nice creamy feel before the floor drops out from under it and it evaporates right off of the tongue. Prickling carbonation. Hop astringencies are out of control.

O: There is no semblance of balance here whatsoever. Like most session IPAs, it sacrifices body and abv but still let's the hops run rampant. It is unpleasantly bitter and astringent. I know many out there crave that strong, rip your tongue out hop grit and flavor, but this is taking it too far. The best IPAs out there have a malt body that really anchors the hop onslaught and keeps it in line just enough. Most session IPAs coming on to the market do not. So I guess if I'm rating to style, it's roughly upper middle of the pack. No part of me really wants to go back for more of this though. I would not recommend this for a neophyte either. There's too much at play here that will turn off a noob.

ryan1788a5, May 18, 2014
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Full on sticky frothing, mildly dull golden hue. Citrus pith and wild flowers with some biscuity malt make for a very aromatic nose. Snappy crispness in a fluffy body. Assertive hoppiness start to finish, bitterness is pretty sharp but lets the malt make camp. Underlying breadiness. Lots of citrus rind with a yeasty earthiness.

Super hoppy session beer, fun to knock back if you are into intensely hoppy beers.

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Smuttynose Bouncy House IPA (Short Batch #26) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 405 ratings.