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Smuttynose Bouncy House IPA - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Bouncy House IPA
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499 Ratings
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Ratings: 499
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 8
Gots: 77 | FT: 1
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Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: JayT on 11-19-2013

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Ratings: 499 | Reviews: 83
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3.87/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

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

A - Poured golden into a pint glass with a one finger head
S - Citrus and orange peel
T - Grapefruit, a little bit of malt and the above nose.
M - Medium body and a crisp a bit of dry finish.
O - A refreshing and hoppy session ipa that has a bit of bitterness that is very drinkable.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Clouded yellow gold with a finger of foamy white head, medium lacing
S - Biscuit and cracker malt, grass, lemon zest, pine, orange.
T - Nearly the same thing as the aroma, just very generic.
M - Clean lighter body.
O - Par for this course, this could easily be a pale ale for some other breweries.

Photo of MarkQ617
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good session IPA. I think the page for this beer needs to be updated, looks like when it was set up it was a small batch release, but I believe this is being distributed more widely now by Smutty. Cool graphic on the bottle of a guy with some sick bounce house moves. Good amount of hoppiness, citrus, and I think I had a little spruce as well, more flavor than you get in some session beers. This will make a good fall beer for football watching on a Sunday afternoon if you're trying to find something to accompany a three game stretch. Nice stuff.

Photo of scotorum
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smutty's new session IPA.

Fun label graphic of two women bouncing our way.

Best By 10/30/14. A six month estimated lifespan would suggest this was bottled at the end of April and is now two months old. Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Lawson's tulip.

a: Nearly clear orange with an inch tall white head which receded quickly to thin surface foam and spotty lacing.

s: Mild citrus.

t: Considerable bitter orange/grapefruit up front over a light malt base. Bitterness lingers at the sides of the tongue. The citrus notes are somewhat retained but turn more resiny later.

m: Light to medium. Good body. Moderate carbonation tingle.

o; One of the more hoppy of the new session IPAs everyone is coming out with. Refreshing. , although the overall bitterness does tend to grate a bit after awhile. Still this would rank as one of the top session IPAs out there.

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Smuttynose Bouncy House IPA from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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