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

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BA SCORE
81
good

257 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 257
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 5
Gots: 25 | 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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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-25-2014 19:18:18 | More by djrn2
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-21-2014 22:38:36 | More by acurtis
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.4%

07-20-2014 04:51:16 | More by ygtbsm94
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-04-2013 04:25:30 | More by JAHMUR
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nickfl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-05-2014 02:29:13 | More by nickfl
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

02-07-2014 20:21:18 | More by TheManiacalOne
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 16:44:33 | More by RblWthACoz
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 01:50:09 | More by Jason
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2014 00:52:58 | More by jlindros
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-02-2014 19:32:35 | More by Rochefort10nh
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-08-2013 19:48:03 | More by smcolw
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 16:14:22 | More by Gavage
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2014 22:45:04 | More by tempest
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +17.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2014 20:57:57 | More by woodychandler
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-18-2014 12:53:17 | More by InspectorBob
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-11-2014 12:27:00 | More by DrunkinYogi
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-09-2014 01:26:19 | More by tdm168
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-26-2014 16:17:52 | More by Kelp
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

12-12-2013 20:03:05 | More by PEIhop
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billab914

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-26-2014 23:10:22 | More by billab914
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Brad007

Vermont

3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright gold with a huge head into my glass. Let's see how this stacks up against other "session" IPAs.

Grassy and full of citrus notes in the nose.

Clean, crisp and tasty. Pine dominates in the middle.

Ditto on the mouthfeel. Very bitter with a lot of pine tar.

While it's not the best example I've had, it's a respectable IPA that will stoke your taste buds.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 00:59:13 | More by Brad007
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.96/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a mostly clear dirty golden color with a smallish white head that shows moderate retention and minimal lace. Aromas of minty, pine, citrus and a hint of stone and tropical fruits with a barely perceptible bready malt base. The flavor showcases more of the bready crackery malt. Hints of pepper underneath pine, lemon, and citrusy hop flavor. Moderate level of hop bitterness. Light to medium light body with an ample amount of carbonation and a slick resinous mouthfeel. Great session able ale, for my taste could use just a hint more malt, but I'm happy to drink as is. And thank you for not raping me with an insane price point Smutty.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 22:45:12 | More by johnnnniee
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.08/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a yellowish color and a hazy texture. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. OK lacing.

S: A decent, predictable aroma of hops, citrus, and malt.

T: This one really comes off the rails with the flavor. It has some nice traces of fruit and malt, but the hops content is way out of whack. It's not masked well (or there's a disproportionate amount of them), and comes off as harsh and overly bitter.

M: A pretty good amount of carbonation with a super bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Not one of Smuttynose's better efforts. While some of the components are alright, the flavor just fails. Could have been better.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 19:54:44 | More by avalon07
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.14/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Had no idea this was a session IPA. Pretty biased on the style being lackluster.

A - Very little head just a 1/4 inch that pulls back to some good lacing. Very dirty bright yellow orange tons of floaties meaning its either old or unfiltered.
S - Quite bland I smell no hops just mild herbal notes and mostly sweet biscuit malts. I sip.
T - Wow thats a level of unbalanced bitterness I hoped I could avoid. It's almost medicinal with the hops they used. Very little malt balance and watery man this is bad.
M - As I said it's light and it shows with just a hop assault and no malt backup.

Quite possibly the worst session IPA I ever tasted and I am shamed that Smuttynose would release this but I didn't like the hoppy brown ale either, so maybe the hop harvest is just heavy herbal hop taste/pine floor cleaner?

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 03:19:04 | More by DrDemento456
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a rich golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is mild, a bit of hops. Taste is well balanced hops and malts, some bitterness at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent and sessionable beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 05:39:51 | More by tone77
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Smuttynose Bouncy House IPA (Short Batch #26) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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