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

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Smuttynose Bouncy House IPA (Short Batch #26)Smuttynose Bouncy House IPA (Short Batch #26)

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BA SCORE
81
good

266 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 5
Gots: 27 | 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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kristenrae8

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-23-2014 02:35:56 | More by kristenrae8
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delta490

Virginia

3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured out a very slightly clouded medium gold with a short-lasting fizzier white head. The aroma starts out pretty pleasant with some nice pine hops notes. The taste, though, is pretty middling. There is a light generic hops aspect and maybe a slight malt characteristic. It's not bad, but there isn't anything really interesting about it either. It has a nice body and a nice bite from the hops. All-in-all, this is just a middle of the road session-strength ale. There are better examples out there (21st Amendment's Bitter American and Stone's Go to IPA are good examples). Get one of those if you can.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 21:01:47 | More by delta490
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-22-2014 05:52:26 | More by Stum-pub
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HiWire

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-22-2014 04:11:24 | More by HiWire
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JayQue

Virginia

3.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear gold color. Medium size bubbly white head. Good head retention and plenty of lacing.

Good aroma of piney hops...especially for a low abv beer.

Same for the taste. Robust enough. Piney hops, good amount of bitterness and some balancing bready malt. Nice package for a low abv. beer.

Mouthfeel is crisp, bitter and rich enough for a session beer.

Nicely done. A good session brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 16:42:05 | More by JayQue
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jeanphony

New York

3/5  rDev -16.4%

07-20-2014 22:05:32 | More by jeanphony
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

07-20-2014 21:52:34 | More by ToddGingerich
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Screper

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.4%

07-20-2014 15:05:48 | More by Screper
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale golden color. The head is quite tall beige white and fast fading.
Good carbonation. There seems to be an excess amount of sediment floating around in there.

Aroma, I get mint and tea.

The taste is thin and watery with considerable bitterness that lingers long into the aftertaste.
There is a vague hop taste but is really basically nothing. lean malts.

Overall it's drinkable, but i would pass unless it was the last resort.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 12:54:35 | More by micromaniac129
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.4%

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

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-19-2014 04:05:03 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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Shaymus

Massachusetts

3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured a hazy orange with a quickly disappearing head, smell was faint with a slight grassy/hoppy aroma. Taste had a some grapefruit and malt flavor also getting some bitterness that is not enjoyable. Mouth feel is a bit too watery that does not carry the flavor very far. Overall this is nothing special, the mouth feel is weak and I cant get past the bitterness which is the only thing that lingers. Its not the worst but with some really good "session IPA's" out there it doesn't add up.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 22:44:07 | More by Shaymus
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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-18-2014 19:43:55 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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utopiajane

New York

3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

This poured hazy and yellow with light orange hues. A moderate creamy head of off white foam that lasted well and left a ring. Nose was really dank and skunky. What? Grassy and bitter herbs. A light cracker malt scent and some sappy pine. Weak grapefruit. Drank crisply but without much flavor. A noticeable hop bitter that was not too pronounced finished this one amidst muddled flavors like grapefruit and earthy pine. The mouthfeel was crisp but also a touch thin. The malt in the drink was a crisp cracker. A bit of resin on the finish and a lasting little bitter grass.

This was a bit bland and a bit bitter.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 16:59:04 | More by utopiajane
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juliusseizure

New York

3/5  rDev -16.4%

07-17-2014 02:31:24 | More by juliusseizure
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-17-2014 02:17:11 | More by KolbMarley
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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
Smuttynose Bouncy House IPA (Short Batch #26) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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