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

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BA SCORE
81
good

249 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 249
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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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-16-2014 05:00:32 | More by ZEB89
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Mikexw

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-16-2014 00:25:56 | More by Mikexw
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with best by date of 11/12/2014 printed on the bottleneck. A new beer to me from Smuttynose Brewing Co., acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a juicy orange colored body with lots of sediment twirling around the glass and about a finger of fluffy off-white head. Leaves behind some thin strands of lacing. Looks nice.

S - The smell is dry, bitter, herbal, and grassy. Piney, with some bready biscuit malt in the background.

T - The taste follows the nose - dry, herbal, grassy, bready, and malty. Some bitter grapefruit / stone fruits are present as well.

M - The feel is pretty dry and bitter, especially considering the low abv. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall, a simple IPA from Smuttynose. Not nearly as drinkable as I thought it would be, considering the low abv. Very dry and more full-bodied than I expected from such a low abv beer. Still, it is a nice flavor-packed session ale worth a try.

Smuttynose Bouncy House IPA ---3.5/5

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 23:03:43 | More by mfnmbvp
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GFD400

New York

3/5  rDev -16.4%

07-15-2014 21:37:32 | More by GFD400
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-15-2014 17:02:38 | More by ChrisL24481
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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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Heff19

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

07-14-2014 04:05:32 | More by Heff19
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frasheman


4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

07-13-2014 02:53:03 | More by frasheman
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h4ger

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-13-2014 01:33:17 | More by h4ger
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brunop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.4%

07-12-2014 21:48:48 | More by brunop
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TheRealThreePhilosophers

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.4%

07-12-2014 20:13:47 | More by TheRealThreePhilosophers
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-12-2014 12:04:04 | More by jbaker67
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bluntedboywonder

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

07-12-2014 04:48:09 | More by bluntedboywonder
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Pwbres

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-11-2014 17:11:53 | More by Pwbres
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cantfindme

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

07-10-2014 21:31:52 | More by cantfindme
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Kinger86

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-10-2014 21:13:54 | More by Kinger86
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Carpentiere

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

07-10-2014 20:14:03 | More by Carpentiere
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TheSamKuehn

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-10-2014 15:17:16 | More by TheSamKuehn
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MaryW


4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

07-09-2014 21:13:09 | More by MaryW
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fscottkey

New York

2.94/5  rDev -18.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 03:56:24 | More by fscottkey
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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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pat_usher

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-08-2014 22:48:38 | More by pat_usher
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bccocx

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-08-2014 19:34:54 | More by bccocx
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-08-2014 14:06:37 | More by JeffTheJuice
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.89/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a golden amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer rather light overall, consisting mostly of a citrus grapefruit smell as well as a bit of a more orange aroma. A hint of grass and a very light pine are there as well.

Taste – The taste begins with a rather crisp and clean cracker flavor mixed with a bit of a grainy flavor. Upfront there is a little bit of an orange sweetness mixed with a whole bunch of grapefruit hop. As the taste advances the graininess increases along with the grapefruit growing even stronger in flavor. The orange fades from the tongue with a bit of a pine and even more grapefruit taking its place. In the end one is left with a bitter grapefruit and drier flavor to be left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side, but, for a 4.3 % brew it is average with a carbonation level that is rather average overall as well. Both the medium body and the medium carbonation are quite appropriate for the style, making for a rather crisp and refreshing IPA overall.

Overall – This session IPA is quite a nice one. I think this one competes with lagunitas’s daytime IPA, but in a very different way. Tons of citrus hop flavor but with a rather thicker base and a very low 4.3 % abv. Quite tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

07-08-2014 01:20:13 | More by Darkmagus82
Smuttynose Bouncy House IPA (Short Batch #26) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.