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Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,218 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,218
Reviews: 639
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 23
Gots: 38 | 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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dnichols

Washington

4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I poured a 12 ounce capped bottle into a pit glass.

A: It poured a hazy brown almost dark ice-tea colored body with a half finger tanish head that receded fast leaving a slight cover over the liquid and a curtain of lace around the side of the glass.

S: It had a faint aroma profile with the most dominant oder being sweet toasted malts with hints of spices and hops in the background.

T: It began with a subtly sweet malt base that was swiftly overwhelmed by a burst of piny and spicy hops. It has a zesty refreshing finish that left a slight peppery flavor on my tongue long after I had swallowed. Very well balanced...the malts and hops complement each other well.

M: It is a well balanced medium bodied brew with slight carbonation and a tasty finish that reminds you that you are drinking a APA.

D: It is a wonderful APA with great balance, wonderful flavors and a nice appearance. I could drink this one long (very long) into the night (any night).

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2008 04:02:36 | More by dnichols
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Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,218 ratings.