Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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3.8/5 rDev -1%
Amazingly I have never tried this beer until today I have been srounded by it but never gave it a shot, a very nice pour a nice clear copper with a fluffy white 2 finger head that left globs of lacing behind as it settled.Balanced aromas biscuity caramel malt intertwined with a little citrus hop.Flavors are nice but seem to me missing something to put into a higher category somehwat dry biscuity malt base with the hops providing a grassy-like finish.This beer needs more braun its all finess the flavors are nice but could be better,it is an easy going quaffer though and good for a warmer summer day like today.
07-09-2006 20:29:18 | More by oberon
3.45/5 rDev -10.2%
Appearance This one came out of the tap very dark, almost brown, with a nice head that showed good retention.
Smell The classic citrusy hops were held up by a significant, dark malt backbone.
Taste This one is interesting. The citrus hops were out in force and very bitter. The malt backbone from the nose showed up at the tongue as well. They somehow managed to keep all signs of sweetness out of this recipe, though.
Mouthfeel This ale was medium-bodied and had a fluffy carbonation that was unusual for the style.
Drinkability A very unique Pale Ale and a pleasure to consume.
06-10-2004 01:58:38 | More by RoyalT
3.83/5 rDev -0.3%
This beer pours a murky deep copper color with a one finger tan head that recedes to a film. Nice spotty lacing is left on the glass. Nose is of citrusy hops with caramalized malts. Taste is fruity up front with the citrus hops adding to it, middle in finish is malts, toasted malts in the middle to balance out the hops and the finish is sweet malts caramel with a touch of toffee. Light to medium body, higher carbonation - you could see the carbonation bubbles dancing in this beer, crisp feel, slightly bitter aftertaste and goes down nice and easy. Highly sessionable beer!
07-16-2010 22:36:03 | More by ExtraStout
3.68/5 rDev -4.2%
12 bottle poured into pint glass
A-Copper with decent white head that laces glass nicely
S-Floral, pine hops, musty earth, slightly sweet
T-Slightly sweet bready malt, floral hops(reminiscent of perfume), grapefruit,
M-Medium body, good carbnonation that tingles a bit, slightly creamy in mouth
D-Not a huge fan of the flavor and probably wouldn't reach for too many
07-02-2008 03:59:52 | More by hopsleeroy
3.98/5 rDev +3.6%
Appearance: Very thin head when poured. Had a very rich, dark copper color. Looked very appetizing before taking the first sip...
Smell: Very malty aroma with floral, hoppy overtones. Smells delicious...
Taste: A solid malty flavor complimented by a nice hop finish. Some hints of citrus noted from the hop content.
Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated, slightly cloying, but crisp in the end. Nice balance & body.
Drinkability: Very drinkable & refreshing. Good after a day's work.
Comments: I enjoyed this very much. I found it to be a subdued version of the IPA (as expected) but not as bitter. The hop flavor resonates like an IPA, but is a plae ale. If I blindly tasted the IPA & Pale Ale, I would have thought the IPA was a DIPA & the Pale Ale an IPA.
03-15-2006 15:50:18 | More by JMD71
3.85/5 rDev +0.3%
Presentation: 12 oz bottle with a picture of the Samuel Haley House, located on Smuttynose Island. "This ale is unfiltered - yeast sediment is natural.", runs down the side of the label. Good news for homebrewers. Yeast propagation!
Appearance: Chill hazed amber with a thin white head.
Smell: Clean, malt sweetness with a grainy nose.
Taste: Chewy with a very dry grain flavour, pulled by a big tingly hop bitterness. Salty, due to hard water perhaps(?) yet this seems to complement the nice dryness of the brew.
Notes: Not your typical pale ale, boldly complex and extraordinarily unique. Perhaps truer to the original style than most pale ales of modern day. We love this beer.
05-05-1998 00:00:01 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.8/5 rDev -1%
Pours a dark, amber carmel with a hint or red on the edges. Solid 2 fingers of lasting and lacing head.
Smells light, maybe citris. No sticky, not inspiring.
Boom goes the hops. Fresh, sticky, piney, earthy. Refreshing. Might not be powerful enough. Would love the taste to come out in the smell some.
Sits well. Staying power. No ABV punch.
Would love to have some draft. I bet would go down well on a hot afternoon.
10-24-2008 00:51:00 | More by JasonA
3.1/5 rDev -19.3%
This was an attractive copper color, with a decent head and some very nice lacing. It had a sweet odor with a hint of fruitiness (?orange). The taste was tart/hoppy and rather nondescript. It had good mouthfeel, and good drinkability. Overall, though, just an average beer.
01-25-2006 20:17:35 | More by lordofthewiens
4.22/5 rDev +9.9%
Presentation: It was poured into from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tall Pilsner glass. The label has a freshness date but no ABV%.
Appearance: From the pour I got a rich amber colored beer with a tall white head on top. The head has very good retention and excellent lacing. It leaves nice lace rings on the glass at each sip level.
Smell: The aroma has an inviting mix of sweet bready and light caramel maltiness with solid citrus and herbal leafy spicy hops.
Taste/Palate: There is a good solid hop character with nice crisp citrus and spicy notes laid over a study foundation of bready malt that matches the bitterness from the hops. There is a touch of caramel sweetness in there as well. The finish is long and slow with a good balance of hops and malt. Its palate has a good medium to full body and a firm yet yielding texture.
Notes: For me this is a well done Pale Ale.
09-05-2010 18:09:59 | More by generallee
3.5/5 rDev -8.9%
Pours amber with a nice head form. A little darker then a westcoaster would expect for a pale. The head slow dissipate to lace the glasses edge.
Pale malt with a hint of grass and citrus. The crystal malt finishes the nose to explain the color and designate it as an english pale
Carbonation fills the mouth, the taste is pale with a large amount of crystal malt taste and finishes sweet and slight bitter
03-01-2011 00:47:19 | More by bishopdc0
3.53/5 rDev -8.1%
Bottle pours a dark shade of amber, slightly hazed. Medium offwhite head with good retention and ample patch lacing.
Aroma is mostly toasted caramel, accented by earthy and spicy hops with a hint of florals.
Medium body and carbonation.
Solid caramel malt base that is easily overpowered by the bitter hops. Hops are earthy and leafy with a vague citrusy note that seems to be orange. Finishes dry and earthy.
A decent American pale ale but only slightly above average.
04-09-2011 01:49:23 | More by merlin48
3.5/5 rDev -8.9%
Pours an off white 2 finger head. Fairly clear dark golden color, darker than i expected for a "Pale" ale. Smells faintly of some grassy hops, a touch of caramel. Tastes some malt sweetness up front, with a transition to a strong earthiness, grassy and some graininess. The finish has some lingering bitterness which is a bit of a turnoff. Medium carbing, medium body with a good bit of creaminess in each sip. $1.80 a single.
01-02-2011 03:01:27 | More by Homebrew35
Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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