Smuttynose Bouncy House IPA (Short Batch #26) - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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4.41/5 rDev +23.9%
I don't usually buy the smutty short batch series due to price (except for durty because its incredible) but this guy surprised me for 2.99. Poured into a pint glass and Here we go.
A: half inch or so of head faded down to a nice thick line floating on the beer. Looks like it will leave some lacing as this gets drank. Very golden color. Looks like a macro beer which appearance quality wise is damn good. Very clear, very golden and a lotta microbubbles constantly rising.
S: smells great. Bright tropical notes hit the nose, mango, kiwi, as the shit beer geeks video says, "can really smell the citra in this." followed by some breadiness. Cant wait to try it.
T: some malt forward followed by great tropical fruits. Second sip starts a wave a bitterness in the end that feels like it will be here to stay throughout the beer. A bready sweet finish mixes with the bitterness to almost balance it out. Some different tropical fruit in this. Maybe some melon and honeydew. Something thats a sweeter citrus than grapefruit.
M: medium bodied. Coats the mouth nice and the carbonation feels just right for the style. A slightly dry finish. Doesn't have the watery feel i've gotten in other "session" ipas like all day.
O: looks great, smells great, tastes great, and good body. Not too many flaws in this beer. I could drink a lot of them and enjoy doing it. Maybe tone down the lingering bitterness just a notch to really be able to drink these all night but an overall above quality beer at a great price. This quenches my thirst for a great IPA without being high in alcohol. Wish i bought more of these. Six packs in the summer i hope.
12-18-2013 22:03:18 | More by jageraholic
4.24/5 rDev +19.1%
On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.
Poured a brassy hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.
The smell featured a vibrant herbal hop and light grainy malt.
The taste consisted of a full herbal hop spice with a touch of pine. There was a light thin graininess that was easily overshadowed by the lingering hop spice.
The mouthfeel was typical of the style.
Overall a very tasty herbal hop driven session IPA.
08-01-2014 23:15:26 | More by plaid75
4.21/5 rDev +18.3%
It is becoming a Smuttynose afternoon here in Chez Woody's kitchen as the World Cup rages on! I picked this up at The Fridge a few weeks ago in honor of my former colleague, Spike, who wants to operate a Bouncy House as a sideline gig. I keep wondering, to her and others, would Beyonce play House Music while doing the bouncy-bouncy in a Bouncy House? Spike could not answer that one, but I fear that her business idea may have dried up and blown away in the interim. What? Enough?!? Onward!
From the bottle: I think that there must be multiple labels. Mine depicts a thin-faced blonde in the foreground , holding hands with a tattooed, curly-haired redhead. "Brewing fine beers in NH since 1994."; "Make mine a Smutty!"; "All-Occasion American Ale"; "Come visit our brewery and restaurant at Towle Farm in Hampton, New Hampshire. And check us out online at smuttynose.com for events, releases and great Smerchandise in our e-store. As always, thanks for saying: Make mine a Smutty!"
It has been quite an afternoon and since I have the USA and Belgium, two beer-notable countries, on the telly, I went with a heavy-handed pour to celebrate. Nice pseudo-cascading action resulted in just under three fingers of dense, bone-white head that looked like marshmallow Fluf. Hee. Color was an oh-so-slightly hazy golden-yellow (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose smelled of lemon zest, fresh grapefruit, tangy papaya or mango and boy, was my mouth watering in anticipation. Warming, I also got a sweet coconut smell and man, I was ready to get Bouncy! Mouthfeel was medium and the tropical favors just seemed to pop on my tongue. I keep thinking of a roll of Tropical Fruit Life Savers from when I was a kid and we would stuff our cheeks with one of each flavor. Finish was dry, but not gaspingly so. It managed to evince just enough sweetness to keep it just right and eminently drinkable. Beyonce would be proud to bounce with one of these!
07-01-2014 20:57:57 | More by woodychandler
4.05/5 rDev +13.8%
Served from a bomber into a Smutty pint glass.
Appearance- Hazy orange/gold with one finger fluffy white head. A good bit of lacing remains.
Smell- Citrus and pine hops up front with a very light malt backbone remaining. Reminds me of Gold Claw or Edward or perhaps even Zombie Dust. Very hop forward and earthy.
Taste- Earthy and piney hops are the star of this one. Light orange flavors linger around the end, but finishes very bitter. Not much malt body in this. Quite bitter. Nice, but could use some rounding out with some malts.
Mouthfeel- Super light and refreshing. Very carbonated and easy to drink. Low abv as well.
Overall- Another solid short batch from smutty, but in the realm of their sessionable short batch's, I think Paradox killed it. The smell was real nice on this one, and I wanted the taste to match it. Good beer though, and maybe if the bottle was fresher, it might have been a little better.
01-06-2014 17:40:17 | More by Seanniek91
Smuttynose Bouncy House IPA (Short Batch #26) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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