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Smuttynose Bouncy House IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Bouncy House IPA
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BA SCORE
81
good

487 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JayT on 11-19-2013

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Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%

Best by 10/9/14.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is light with its ABV, but it definitely packs a punch with the hops all around.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of metter98
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy amber yellow in color—too hazy to see if there is any visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down rather quickly, leaving lacing on the surface, a thin collar around the edge of the glass, and lots of lacing down the sides.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy and grassy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, but the hop flavors seem to be somewhat more grassier compared to the smell. There is a moderate amount of bitterness that lingers through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and has a nice amount of crispness for a sessionable IPA.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Knapp85
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%

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 JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 2/7/2014 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts out with some citrus and caramel sweetness. Then a strong but not over-powering Earthy hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, very mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer worth pounding down for a long time.

Photo of Jason
3.89/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz brown bomber with no freshness date.

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.

Photo of Kegatron
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Kind of a wad of jumbled flavor here. Mildly salty. Everything that's there seems to be mixed up together with nothing showing more so than anything else. A decent beer that seems a bit too thick as if it's just a bit too unfiltered (or maybe it's too much so). Either wat; decent. But not really memorable.

Photo of jlindros
3.66/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Some of these can be pretty interesting, but usually IPAs from them lately have been meh, so hopefully this is good.

Pours a decent fizzy foamy 1/2 finger head that fades at a fair pace, a little foamy lacing but not a lot, super hazy orange peach colored beer.

Nose is actually pretty nice, fresh hops, citrus, mild tropical fruit notes, plenty of grapefruit, touch of tangerine and orange flesh, pithy as well, and a mild floral hop character, which turns to a hint spicy and a leafy like almost marijuana note. Little sweet candy malt underneath, with touch of candied orange zest, and more grapefruit pith.

Taste brings a lot of bitter rind and pith, grapefruit pith that's very mouth smashing bitter, rind that is really like I just bit into the rind of an orange and grapefruit mixed together. A mild fluffy malt, no sweetness whatsoever, NOt really juicy or tropical, just orange peel, pith, and some bitter underripe grapefruit. Hops are also very spicy and chewy, little leafy, quite herbaceous. Finish is very dry, and amazingly bitter again, astringent bitterness, again tons of rind and spicy chewy hops, like biting into hop pellets rubbed in grapefruit rind.

Mouth is med bod, a little fluffy, very dry, nice carb.

Overall mixed, they call it an all-occasion beer, but this is so rindy and bitter I wouldn't want to drink more than a few sips as the astringent bitterness just smashes everything it touches. I even think I see my glass whimpering.

Photo of Slatetank
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I purchased this at Brass rail, enjoyed chilled in an IPA glass.

The color is golden & hazed wtih pale shade and 3 fingers of frothy white head lace sticks in a wispy pattern. The smell is tangy with grapefruit and tropical hop accents with floral odor and mild pine scent. The feel is tangy, juicy and moderately astringent texture with medium carbonation and low sweetness with bitter dry finish.

The taste has a tangy almost lemony and grassy taste with light acidity with an astringent taste and slight tannic element with lemongrass and peppery type hop flavor with almost no malt or alcohol in the taste. Overall not a bad beer per se -very hoppy but just okay as far as drinkability goes for me

Photo of DrunkinYogi
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of smcolw
3.87/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Small but sticking head; holds up well to time. Amber color with a light haze. Leaves some streaky lace.

Balanced aroma of grapefruit and soft, pale malts. Leans to the bitter.

The flavor is harsh from the predominance of hop bitterness. The aftertaste is like sucking a hop pellet. Neutral body and mildly elevated carbonation. A good "session" IPA.

Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Gavage
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a slightly hazy orange color with a big fluffy 3" head. Spotty lace sticks to the glass.

Smell: light earthy and citrus aroma.

Taste: bready malt presence with mild grapefruit, mango, a bit of orange, and an earthy and woody hop presence.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp and a touch dry at the end. Refreshing.

Overall: an easy drinking pale ale that is low in ABV. Clearly a session ale that several pints can be enjoyed.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a lightly hazy brassy golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint medium yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy off-white head that reduces to a somewhat mottled thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit pith with a light to moderate aroma of leafy/herbal over the top of a light to moderate aroma of caramel malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of caramel and pale malts with minimal amounts of sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of citrus/grapefruit pith and herbal/leafy hops with just a touch of spicy hops which give a moderate amount of aggressive bitterness which lingers for quite a while.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: I found this beer is enjoyable but it is not really a sessionable brew in my opinion (even though the ABV is low enough) due to the very pithy bitterness.

Photo of woodychandler
4.19/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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!

Photo of tempest
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Had a pint at Cannibal in Kips Bay. Love me a lower ABV pale. I'd believe you if you said it's a session IPA, but it's not quite burying with hops like Stone Go To or Founders All-Day, however. The aroma is a bit subdued, it's lacking a big pop of hops, but does have a pleasant mix of bready malt and citrus. The flavor picks up the hops with a cutting grapefruit bitterness and light grassy and pine notes. It's a simpler profile, but clean and tasty. The body is also on the lighter side for the style, in the neighborhood of a great session beer.

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Smuttynose Bouncy House IPA from Smuttynose Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 487 ratings.