Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Shoals Pale AleSmuttynose Shoals Pale Ale

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very good

1,313 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,313
Reviews: 647
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 25
Gots: 71 | 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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Best by 10/15/14.

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, earth, citrus zest, and slight herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with earth, citrus zest, and slight herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that starts out really earthy from the fridge and seems to become hoppier as the beer warms up.

Serving type: bottle.

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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2/5  rDev -47.8%

OK, I guess, if there's nothing else around to drink. This is not my idea of a pale ale. First of all - it's FIZZY. If I want fizzy, I will drink a Coke, thank you. Fizzy really is a turn-off in craft brews. This ale is grossly over-rated by this site, so far.

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Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,313 ratings.