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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

1,221 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,221
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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smakawhat

Maryland

4.45/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass, good till October 2011.

A great looking orange glowing amber body with some slight haze, and an off white strong head that forms real nice with tiny bubbles. Some brown hues towards the edge. One sexy looking beer. Lots of clumpiness too in the head.

Bouquet is borderline IPA territory. Citrus hop and light malt, with sweet sugars and toast. Hints of caramel, big and strong. Very impressive.

Taste is a great balance mix of toasty caramel, and then mild hop. Hop finish on the swallow, mixing with powdered sugar and toasty malts in the mid palate. Texture is simple and straight forward as well. Slightly dry but not too much.

Overall a complete surprise. A beer that comes off on the nose as a solid IPA but surprises you with its malt and Pale Ale power. The force is strong with this one, this is a very impressive pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 20:50:02 | More by smakawhat
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Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,221 ratings.