Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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3.98/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A) Pours with a finger thick head. Tight, beige and settles slowly. Sticking lacing on the drink down. Slightly hazy, bronze to amber in color.
S) Not very aromatic.
T) Roasty, buttery notes. Hints of caramel mixed with subtle citrus. Clean finish, not much in terms of lingering hops.
M) Medium body. Smooth. Slightly dry in the finish.
O) Overall a good brew. I'd definitely have another one.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 01:49:12 | More by u2carew
3.93/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Pours a clear deep copper in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and some amber + apricot highlights. The beer has a half finger tall dense foamy beige head that reduces to a large patch of thick film covering almost the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of slightly sweet malts with notes of both caramel and toffee as well as a moderate amount of hops - pine/resin and herbal.
T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of slightly sweet caramel malts with just a touch of toffee sweetness in there as well. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of herbal and pine hops which contribute a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness.
M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp upfront with a light amount of dryness in the finish.
O: Well balanced between the sweetness of the malts and the bitterness of the hops while still be a touch more flavorful than other APAs, certainly this one was well ahead of it's time. Easy to drink and sessionable.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 01:15:56 | More by dbrauneis
Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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