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

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362 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 6
Gots: 49 | 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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3.28/5  rDev -7.6%

Huskyblue5, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of Duhast500
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Sierra Nevada Celebration pint glass.

The color is a hazy orange with some slight yellowish highlights and a half a finger of foamy white head that leaves a small amount of lacing on the glass.

The smell has some muted fruit aroma that takes some time to be detected. There are hints of tangerine and some flowery aromas that begin to be detected. Some flowery pollen-like aroma hides way back in the background and gives off hints if spring time.

The taste is malty at first with some slight bready flavor that tends to be slightly dry tasting and gives off sound hints of dry clay flavor. The bitterness builds from the outer edges of this beer and the taste seems to get sucked away by a bitter hop flavor that has hints of flower stem and sunflower seeds.

The feel of this beer is medium bodied with a slightly drinkable feel. At first this beer leaves a unfriendly aftertaste that seems too be but mellows after the first couple of sips. The pallets calms and a smooth aftertaste rolls in.

Duhast500, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of deonreds
4/5  rDev +12.7%

deonreds, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of WesM63
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

WesM63, Aug 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

spycow, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

LostHighway, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

RichH55, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of Canada_Dan
3.22/5  rDev -9.3%

Canada_Dan, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Jaked12
2.68/5  rDev -24.5%

Jaked12, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of jharmon
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%

jharmon, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of JRod1969
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

JRod1969, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden color. The head is a finger high, with a white shade. Texture-wise, the head is moderately bubbly, and retains itself acceptably. A nice ring of lacing is left on the glass.

Smell: Decently hoppy - primarily, I'm getting the bitter-ass grapefruit I love from Finest Kind, along with a bit of Mosaic-derived berry and onion. There's even a touch of crackery malts coming through. It does a decent imitation of a larger IPA (read: Finest Kind), and that's pretty much what I want.

Taste: Bitter, bitter, bitter. It starts off stabbing the palate with grapefruit rind and herbal notes. Bitterness continues towards the finish, albeit with an increased upsurge of some crackery malts and even some more flowery notes. I love how bitter this is without being generic, flavorless, or dishsoap-like - in many ways, it drinks just like a baby Finest Kind. Even better, it continues to unfurl the more I drink it.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied for 4.3%. While it's not the most chuggable light IPA out there, it has a substantiality to it others in the 'style' lack. If I wasn't paying attention, I'd swear this was around 6%...but there is a lightness to the malt that betrays its smaller strength.

Overall: One of the better "Session IPAs" I've sampled yet. While it pulls no punches in the flavor department, it also comes off bigger and even more complex (!) than anything 4.3% has any right to. Good work, Smuttynose.

3.75/5: Bitterness fanatics will cream their pants over this

ThisWangsChung, Aug 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

mikefuski17, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

J-Bonestradamus, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Petegrieco, Aug 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Meb3, Aug 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Drknight, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%

A: Pours a lightly hazy brassy golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint medium yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy off-white head that reduces to a somewhat mottled thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit pith with a light to moderate aroma of leafy/herbal over the top of a light to moderate aroma of caramel malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of caramel and pale malts with minimal amounts of sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of citrus/grapefruit pith and herbal/leafy hops with just a touch of spicy hops which give a moderate amount of aggressive bitterness which lingers for quite a while.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: I found this beer is enjoyable but it is not really a sessionable brew in my opinion (even though the ABV is low enough) due to the very pithy bitterness.

dbrauneis, Aug 12, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +9.3%

TroyS62, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Tone
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of hops, pine, sweet malt, hint of alcohol, caramel malt, and a hint of yeast. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is a noticeable bitterness, but not overpowering. Tastes of hops, sweet malt, hint of alcohol, pine, slight caramel malt, and a hint of yeast. Overall, good appearance, good aroma, and body.

Tone, Aug 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

baklo, Aug 10, 2014
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2/5  rDev -43.7%

cardinals22, Aug 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

apasternak, Aug 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Mickplunk, Aug 10, 2014
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2.88/5  rDev -18.9%

Bright golden color yields a lot of carbonation and a fleeting head. The nose is a balance of malt and grapefruity hops but very light. The flavor is very bitter with a piney turn. I catch an opening of lemon, apricot and malt but then it turns to a hoppy oily resin. Not a fan of this beer as it delivers a 4.3 pct ABV and nearly wrecked my palate for the night.

KYGunner, Aug 10, 2014
Smuttynose Bouncy House IPA (Short Batch #26) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.