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