Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by StoutishDan:
4.75/5 rDev +23.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
6-pack for 8.99 from Total Wine. Poured into a regular pint glass.
A - It pours a hazy amber color. Darker than most pale ales I've seen. The carbonation is medium, no bubbles appear to be coming up to meet the head. After initial larger bubbles, the head settles back into a very creamy small-bubbled head about an finger's width. It looks really delicious! Yep, the head is hanging around. Great lazcing as well.
S - Hops...RateBeer as well as the Smuttynose website calls this an English Pale Ale, but it has much more hop aroma. Grapefruity, sprucy, piney. Really nice. There is a caramely sweetness there form the caramel malt. Perfect balance on the nose.
T - Wow! Definitely understand why people call this an American-style Pale Ale. Definitely has more of a hop character which is common with American Pales. The thick creamy English-style Pale Ale comes through, for sure. More creamy, less dry taste as you'd find with an American Pale Ale. Really good beer. I'm glad I picked up a 6 pack of this. I will enjoy every last one of these!
O - This is probably one of the best Pale Ales I've ever had. I am very impressed with everything that Smuttynose offers. Whatever they're doing, they're doing it right.
On a scale from 1-100 I give this beer a straight up 98. Won't be the last time I buy a sixer or even a 12er of this beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2012 02:30:01 | More by StoutishDan
More User Reviews:
3.81/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.
Pours a deep amber color with light head.
Smells very malty but the aromas are muted.
Tastes very malty, touch a hop bitterness on the back end.
Mouthfeel was a touch sticky.
Overall, a good beer, not something that wowed me.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 13:09:40 | More by BoldRulerVT
Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,232 ratings.