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Smuttynose Bouncy House IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Bouncy House IPA
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81
good

488 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 488
Reviews: 79
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 andrewjraab
3.19/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy and cloudy copper color with good head and decent lacing. Smell is really nice - dank and resinous, malts, piney.

The taste and feel is where this brew falls apart for me - bitter black tea up front and not balanced enough with the malt - dry bitter finish.

Photo of Berg-the-Boiler
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dudon
3.57/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, orange amber colored with a large foamy white head that dissipates leaving some lacing, hazy

S: spicy fruity hops, peppery, grapefruit

T: bitter grapefruit peel, citrus, lemon, grapefruit

M: thinner with high carbonation

O: one of the better "session" IPAs

Photo of maxson924
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bogdawg
3.34/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dray
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of BigTrubble
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spectre1966
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drwatson32
4.33/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Justindemino
3.06/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of Jackjaffar
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of donkeyrunner
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellow with a sticky white head.

Familiar kitchen spice aroma I can’t place. Szechuan pepper? That, grass and grapefruit.

Tongue grabbing Szechaun pepper grass hops. Tart grapefruit pith. Dry, cracker malt.

While I like it a lot Bouncy House could never take that special place in my heart reserved for Finest Kind.

Photo of dfecteau
3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.57/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is in the new 6 pack format with an ABV of 4.3%

A-Pours a clear, orange color. Thin, white head dies off leaving barely a full layer of foam. Longs strings of lacing.

S-Grapefruit and grass hops along with a noticeable graininess.hints of apple juice as well. Smells like the hop profile is very similar to Finest Kind.

T-Bitter grapefruit, pine and grass. Again, very similar to Finest Kind - like a Finest Kind Junior of some sorts. Bready maltiness. Grains and a very bitter finish.

M-Impressively bitter. The bitterness lasts and lasts. Light bodied with peppy carbonation. Very drinkable.

O-It boasts an impressive hoppiness and bitterness. It's relatively simple in flavor. It's a good addition to the quickly burgeoning Session IPA/Session Ale style.

Photo of robebo44
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of farrago
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Finger plus head of eggshell white, fairly loose foam with average retention, the lacing is more splotches than streaks but sticks decently. The liquid is a gauzy yellow with a slight orange tinge, like rusty pipe water, not that many bubbles but they are fat and active. Lean, piercing nose of rock salt, pretzel dough, sour white grapefruit pith and green, leafy hops, any fruit is biting pineapple and star fruit, few moments of softer juiciness, to its credit given the lack of breadth it is pungent and longlasting. Light-bodied, the carbonation is too strong for the body and it basically feels like drinking strongly carbonated mineral water. Bitter hops, cut grass, lemon and grapefruit citrus, quinine, even as it dries out the mouth it creates a tacky residue in its wake. Loses even that tropical fruit appeal, husks of apple, pineapple, nectarine, peach at best. Not malty, has moments of uncooked dough left to dry out. To be fair, it does have a certain refreshing quality and it is not so bitter as to be offputting. So, if you like the general flavor profile and mouth feel it is quaffable.

Photo of memphischas
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lucasj82
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SweetChicken
3.99/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DubJ7
2.98/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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?

Photo of grahuba
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Smuttynose Bouncy House IPA from Smuttynose Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.