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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 crbnfbr
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DOSullivan
4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tphelan9
2.32/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Decent looking beer, but a very poor taste.

Photo of AlexFields
3.29/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WuBByG999
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ExtraStout
2.96/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I found everything about this beer to be average. This is one of those beers that you drink "ice cold" and to only quench your thirst. It is typical and would be a good beer for someone that was not expecting the explosion of flavor that you typically get from Smuttynose. This would be something that I would recommend to someone that typically does not drink microbrews and thus won't be left disappointed. Stick to Finest Kind.

Photo of pheelingIt
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kuhndog
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JoeMans
3.94/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4.13/5  rDev +16%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rfgetz
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%

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 MorganH
4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of FCRICH
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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 jmward21
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of rfoltz53
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%

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

Ah, Smuttynose. Best by 12 Dec, picked up at Julio's.

A clear light amber with a dense, white head that falls of to a cap with little lacing, this looks solid. The nose is bright, just like you'd expect a session IPA to, with grapefruit, pine, cotton candy, a mild bready and toasted malt character and a clean yeast profile. The doughy character that Smuttynose frequently exudes in their hoppy beers is present. Nice.

The palate opens quite bitter with grapefruit, pine, orange zest dominating along with flavors of bitter orange and a touch of mint. Thin in body with a mild resin feel, this alternates between being watery and excellent. Malt character is minimal, though there is some doughy, bready flavors present. Clean on the palate, it does seem like the water was a little hard here. A long and bitter finish, clean and refreshing, is present. Nice stuff.

Photo of MattFox
1/5  rDev -71.9%

Photo of Apollo98
2.8/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of dustinjkline
3.72/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of dankjohn
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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