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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

1,220 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,220
Reviews: 639
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 23
Gots: 39 | 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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fank2788

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3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
This beer pours a hazy brown tinged copper with a very small white head which doesn't do much of anything in the glass. The smell is surprisingly hoppy, this is just a pale ale, not an IPA right? To be fair the hop aroma is nicely balanced by malt. The taste is very nice. Again the flavor is led by citrus hops but quickly gives way to nice rounded maltyness. There is also a strong salty presence, maybe a bit off but I kind of like it. The mouthfeel is nice the right level of carbonation and very dry finish invite another sip. Drinkability too is good definitely different from your typical west coast pale ale but the change is welcomed.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2007 02:13:32 | More by fank2788
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Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,220 ratings.