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Smuttynose Bouncy House IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Bouncy House IPA
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487 Ratings
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Ratings: 487
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 8
Gots: 73 | 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

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Beer added by: JayT on 11-19-2013

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1/5  rDev -71.9%

Photo of GeoJ
1.42/5  rDev -60.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Disclaimer: I absolutely LOVE Smuttynose. If I could get "Make Mine A Smutty!" tattooed across my back in the style of a biker's rocker, I would.

That being established, I'm sorry to say ... WTF WAS this!?

The only beer that literally made me choke, and spit out on the 2nd sip. There was no taste, because my gag reflex kicked in and made me reject it as soon as it hit the back of my throat.

I love you, Smuttynose, I really do. But, from the bottom of my heart - What in the blue fuck is going on with this?

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2/5  rDev -43.8%

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2/5  rDev -43.8%

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2/5  rDev -43.8%

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2/5  rDev -43.8%

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2/5  rDev -43.8%

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2.04/5  rDev -42.7%

Photo of Tphelan9
2.32/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Decent looking beer, but a very poor taste.

Photo of malfunxion
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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2.68/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of TMoney2591
2.68/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

Dammit, who doesn't love bouncy houses? Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises mild pine resin, light grapefruit rind, and sweet biscuit. The taste brings in more of the same, the resin now dominantly bitter, musty, and dank, and some some soap ducking its head in far too often to maintain a friendly relationship. Wow, this tastes awkward. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, this beer did not do anything good for me at all. I get the idea of a hoppy, more sessionable brew, but here the hops not only take too much control of the proceedings, but they come across as inept, overly-resinous, soapy, and basement-entrapped. Quite the disappointment from the usually above-keel Smuttynose.

Photo of logicalparadox
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.76/5  rDev -22.5%

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2.8/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of KYGunner
2.9/5  rDev -18.5%
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.

Photo of jdhilt
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.

Photo of ArrogantB
2.95/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

On tap at the Portsmouth Brewing Company. Light orange color, ok head. Mild hop aroma, pretty boring. Flavor was weak, i just need a lot more from my beers and would definitely take finestkind every time over this.

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Smuttynose Bouncy House IPA from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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