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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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2/5  rDev -43.8%

BoSean_Rodriguez, Jun 26, 2014
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2/5  rDev -43.8%

cardinals22, Aug 10, 2014
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2/5  rDev -43.8%

earljones199, Dec 10, 2013
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2/5  rDev -43.8%

Rekrule, May 18, 2014
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2/5  rDev -43.8%

BMart, Aug 04, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

malfunxion, Jul 31, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

mikeirv, Jun 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

porterpie, Jul 04, 2014
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2.68/5  rDev -24.7%

Jaked12, Aug 16, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Really light, without enough malt backbone to hold up the hop bitterness. Nose is freshing, almost soapy, but too much unbalanced bitterness for my tastes.

logicalparadox, Sep 03, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

PJKSR02, Aug 06, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

ninjembro, Jul 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

TheBigBoy, Oct 11, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Carpentiere, Jul 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

gwiedman1, May 23, 2014
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2.76/5  rDev -22.5%

SjConroy, Oct 04, 2014
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2.88/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bright golden color yields a lot of carbonation and a fleeting head. The nose is a balance of malt and grapefruity hops but very light. The flavor is very bitter with a piney turn. I catch an opening of lemon, apricot and malt but then it turns to a hoppy oily resin. Not a fan of this beer as it delivers a 4.3 pct ABV and nearly wrecked my palate for the night.

KYGunner, Aug 10, 2014
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2.9/5  rDev -18.5%

Pours a two finger white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Slight hazy amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light pine hop nose and flavor looking for the caramel malt to balance the grassy hops but not there. Bitterness throughout. $2.99 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

jdhilt, Aug 31, 2014
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2.94/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Notes: Best By on by 12/09/14 (consumed 7/8/14). Poured into a nonic pint

A: Pours a slightly cloud apricot color. Produced a very large white head - about 3 fingers.

S: Fruity - apricot and some pine.

T: Very slight bitter up front then a hint of apricot on the finish.

M: Pretty dry feeling. Not too much carbonation.

O: I am sort of neutral. There is nothing offensive - but there is nothing to draw me in for another. This is a so-so beer.

fscottkey, Jul 09, 2014
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2.94/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had a 4.2% ABV edition touted as a session IPA.

Medium yellow body, slight orange hue with decent head, poor retention. Grassy scents, sourness, and hops dominate the nose. Crisp and light and a very, very astringent feel. I get that it contributes to the sessionability, but you can find a good session beer with better flavor and feel in multiple other categories of ale and lager. Too astringent as it seemingly took the bitter from the hops, but left the good juice-the devil's cut-behind. In fact, the only positive notes I had when tasting is when I swirled the yeast sediments on the bottom, and poured it into the beer to finally achieve a semblance of balance. Too bitter for an APA, bitter enough for an IPA, but that's all it's preaching.

orcrist_cleaver, Jun 01, 2014
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2.96/5  rDev -16.9%

Strickzland, Sep 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Doomcifer, May 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

KirkFrancis, Jul 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

mikefuski17, Aug 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

ConradKenney, Jul 25, 2014
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Smuttynose Bouncy House IPA (Short Batch #26) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 405 ratings.