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Smuttynose Star Island Single - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Ratings: 612
Reviews: 322
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 5
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Our Star Island Single is an eminently sessionable, Belgian-style pale ale offering a beguiling mix of flavor and refreshment. This medium-bodied golden ale features a slight residual sweetness from Honey Malt and hints of citrus and tropical fruits from the unique Belgian yeast it is fermented with, leaving a crisp dry finish. Enjoy it sociably while you savor good times, tall tales, friendly company & life’s unexpected pleasures.

17.2 IBU

(Beer added by: JoeyBeerBelly on 06-09-2008)
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Reviews by necoadam:
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necoadam

Connecticut

3.55/5  rDev +3.5%

Pours out a slightly lighter shade of orange with a thin head that goes away after awhile.

Nice nose. Tropical fruit with bubblegum, toasted malts and a light twang of spicy. Seems to to blend in nicely.

Taste was dry, wheaty, with a light amount of spice lingering in the background. Some light amount of tropical fruit blends in with the spice.

Mouthfeel was medium to light with little in carbonation. Finished dry. I could use a tad more carbonation in here.

Overall it's not bad. Lots of aromas and flavors. Worth a try for sure.

06-10-2009 12:25:34 | More by necoadam
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oberon

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev +2.9%

Poured into a tulip glass a clouded lighter golden with a thinner white head that left no lace.Big in the yeast department in the aromas,phenolic and spicy with a bit of tropical fruit.A bit sharp at first in the mouth but it settles down after a bit,phenolic clove-like flavors dominate along with some light ginger and toasted cereal grain in the finish.Not a bad beer but not really anything I would ever search out again and buy.

11-05-2010 20:32:51 | More by oberon
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ExtraStout

Massachusetts

2.63/5  rDev -23.3%

Brass-colored with vibrant bubbles. Aromas of grain, sea air and, in the background, fruit. Light bodied with assertive fizz.

A pilsner-like malty snap kicks things off flavorwise, becoming more cereally on the midpalate. At the end, subtle spices swirl around a slight bitterness.

If your beer tastes tend towards tyranno-ales, this is a "lite" option to have on hand. Curiously for this style, I didn't enjoy it much. I need man beer!!

01-01-2011 17:45:34 | More by ExtraStout
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

08-17-2013 18:37:14 | More by danthehopslamman
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.45/5  rDev +0.6%

A 12oz bottle with Best By Sep09 on the label. Hazy orange color, tiny white head. Pleasant enough aroma, sweet malt, spice, fruit. The aroma doesn't come through as well in the taste. A little fruit, some clove, rather peppery. A dry finish, but also a harsh bitterness to the mouthfeel. An OK beer, but I was expecting more.

04-08-2009 15:08:59 | More by lordofthewiens
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warnerry

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

03-24-2013 02:52:37 | More by warnerry
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.5%

07-09-2013 20:49:35 | More by TTripp725
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nstroup

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2%

05-25-2013 02:43:54 | More by nstroup
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bishopdc0

Maine

3/5  rDev -12.5%

Pours golden very transparent, no cloudyness and head forms white and thick but quickly dissipates.

The aroma is full of pale malts, slight biscuit malts with a hint of earthyness. not a hint of any yeast.

The taste is well not what i expected. This is a not for me kind of beer. It almost tastes like a regular pale, Shoals perhaps with a Belgium yeast. That said the taste starts with a mouth full of carbonation, the base malt comes through but perhaps munic and biscuit malts create a slight buttery middle taste. The finish is dry with a grain aftertaste on the tongue.

Overall not my kind of beer an average pale all around for me

02-04-2011 01:00:08 | More by bishopdc0
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2%

08-22-2012 23:12:01 | More by TimoP
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

08-02-2013 00:56:42 | More by JakerLou
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megamass

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12.5%

06-26-2014 13:17:46 | More by megamass
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merlin48

Kentucky

3.6/5  rDev +5%

Bottle pours a cloudy golden body with a small ivory head. Fair retention and minor sheet lacing. Aroma is nice. Spicy coriander and white pepper, lemon zest, ripe pear esters, yeast, and floral hops. Light medium body is moderately carbonated. Taste has a grainy and husky malt base that has only a hint of sweetness. Floral hop bitterness, chalky yeast, and a hint of lemon zest. Don't pick up any spices except for a hint of white pepper. Dry finish. Not a bad drinker but not very exciting.

04-23-2011 01:11:49 | More by merlin48
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Billolick

New York

3.7/5  rDev +7.9%

12 ouncer w/ best before dating etched onto the side of the label. Pours quite cloudy apricot amber, minor head and non exciting lacing left on the glass. I get snifs of orange, clove, yeast and coriander. These flavors carry through into the flavor profile, with heaps of more clove, tangarine, corinader, and some spicy bubble gum hints. Pretty good, but nothing amazing, Belgian lovers will get everyday/sessioner enjoyment form this new one from Smutty

06-04-2009 01:03:19 | More by Billolick
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Cavanaghty

Maine

3.45/5  rDev +0.6%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Cloudy yellow in color with a thin white head and no lacing.

Smell: Smells similar to a hefenweizen, wheat, hops, banana maybe.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Medium to light bodied, with a lot of carbonation that you can feel. Taste is wheat, hops and citrus.

Overall: Decent beer, nothing really special about it. It was refreshing.

09-30-2012 16:47:54 | More by Cavanaghty
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BrianParsons


1/5  rDev -70.8%

05-23-2012 17:56:30 | More by BrianParsons
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kingcrowing

Vermont

3.38/5  rDev -1.5%

12oz bottle poured into a long trail vermont pint.

Pours a pale hazy heat color with essentially no head at all, light white lacing but not much. Nose is super light, almost nonexistent. Slightly yeasty and fruity.

Taste is sharp and spicy, it's mainly yeasty it's a pretty solid for what it is, very drinkable but it's ok.

08-22-2010 00:20:50 | More by kingcrowing
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RTEdmunds

New Hampshire

2.88/5  rDev -16%

Clear golden color with a pure white head. Pretty good retention. Looks nice.

Some floral notes and a little fruity.

The taste is mild. A bit soapy, and hop presence is minimal. Aftertaste has a hint of spices and yeast.

Light bodied and medium-low carbonation. Slightly chewy.

First time I've been disappointed by a Smuttynose product, I'm sorry to say. The soapyness killed it for me.

04-15-2012 02:35:41 | More by RTEdmunds
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mjtiernan

New York

4/5  rDev +16.6%

11-15-2011 18:51:10 | More by mjtiernan
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Milkysunshine

New York

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

07-06-2012 22:21:25 | More by Milkysunshine
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2%

09-17-2013 01:04:06 | More by Janeinma
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dogfishandi

New York

3.55/5  rDev +3.5%

12oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a bulb style glass. best before november 2010, from a variety 12 pack that was packed in may of 2010.

a vigoursous pour results a hazy golden color with a pure white 2 fingers of head that faded to a thin layer. just a little lace and no sediment visible, a touch while in the bottle however. doesnt have the big fluffy head i come to expect in a belgian pale, but the color is spot on.

not a huge aroma. just a little belgian yeast qualities, bubblegum, flouride, some lemony citrus, a touch of spice and some pilsner like grains. a touch of skunk too.

the taste pleases more than the aroma, but not by much. its a really good tasting beer, but not so much for a belgian pale ale. first your hit with a sharp lemon citrus spiciness and finishs with the pilsner, macro like malts. a slight belgian yeast throughout as well as a little skunkiness. slight herbal, spicy bitterness toward the finish.

has a very bright mouthfeel, carbonation feels good, a light body. the mouthfeel is pretty close for the style.

i like the drinkability very much, great for those summer days(drank some while camping at kueka lake). i love the taste of this as well, but to me, its not much of a belgian pale, so style has to be taken into consideration when reviewing. other than that, its a great addition to the variety 12, i recommend it.

09-10-2010 22:58:39 | More by dogfishandi
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Hairrrrrrrr

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2%

05-24-2014 14:16:51 | More by Hairrrrrrrr
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2%

06-13-2013 21:18:05 | More by doremite
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TCJosh

Michigan

3/5  rDev -12.5%

01-29-2012 19:46:40 | More by TCJosh
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Smuttynose Star Island Single from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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