Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Shoals Pale AleSmuttynose Shoals Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,313 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,313
Reviews: 647
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 25
Gots: 71 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our interpretation of a classic English beer style is copper-colored, medium-bodied and pleasantly hopped. Its flavor is delightfully complex: tangy fruit at the start, with an assertive hop crispness and a long malty palate that one well-known beer writer has compared to the flavor of freshly-baked bread.

52 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-05-1998)
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Photo of Spectre1966
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice hoppy flavor. Well rounded taste

Photo of dvanhandel
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bbudnik
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Botulizard
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of markgugs
3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.1/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Matt_Felix
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Gperson
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Bottle. I remember one session when I was captivated; now it seems a little too heavily malted, the carbonation at the end distracting, and the aftertaste is metallic.

Photo of dmachado
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of CTague
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Draesith
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of EricVincentt
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of TEKNISHE
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of gpblackgt
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Rcaisse
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of TomTC
4.1/5  rDev +7%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of buzzarooski
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

LOOK: Copper Orange in Color with 1/2 inch Foamy Beige Head, Moderate Lacing

SMELL: Fruity Scents Combined with Bready Grains, Mild Hops, and Spices

TASTE: Smooth Medium Bodied Flavor, Creamy Malt mixed with Orange Zest, Barley, and a Mild Hoppy Bitterness.

FEEL: Smooth and Creamy but it is lacking Adequate Carbonation, Mild Bitterness After the Swallow

OVERALL: Great Look, Great Flavor, if it had even the slightest bit more Carbonation in would have ranked higher for me. All in All...a Quality Pale Ale.

Photo of hozersr
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Meb3
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Hendry
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

Honey colored pour, one finger of khaki head,solid lacing.A bit darker than I was expecting from a "pale" ale. Aroma is of sweet malt and a touch of floral hops. Malty introduction and the hops take over in a drying way. Medium bodied and quite drinkable, but never reaches the level of wow at any point.I prefer a brighter and hoppier APA,this one uses the heavy hand on the malt for my taste.

Photo of TheBeerSipper
3.12/5  rDev -18.5%

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Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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