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Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,230 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,230
Reviews: 640
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 23
Gots: 40 | 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

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elgiacomo

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4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottled June 30, 2010.

Pours hazy burnt orange/copper/amber with a two finger light beige head that leaves some drippy rings of lacing but holds only a faint cap and ring.

Aroma is grassy, herbal, and floral hops, caramel malt and strong bready presence. Moderate strength, but gets better as it warms.

Flavor is very similar to the nose, grassy, floral hops with some added citrus balanced against bready, caramel malt, finishes with a strong bitterness to balance against moderate sweetness from the malt. Refreshing and very flavorful.

Medium bodied, medium (although occasionally prickly) carbonation. Drinks very nicely.

Mmmmm this is some tasty stuff. I generally like the less malty American-style Pale Ales, but this bad boy may sway me to the dark(er) side. This is very hoppy too which is a plus for me, but not a surprise since it is coming from the brewer of my favorite IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2010 21:30:52 | More by elgiacomo
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Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,230 ratings.