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Smuttynose Short Batch #17 - Herbaceous - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 15.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.35% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: johnnnniee on 10-13-2012)
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Bottle 233 of 1000. "Bottle Conditioned October 2012"
From the champagne style bottle into my Pretty Things Goblet, while watching the Super Bowl

Big "pop" and a fresh hops aroma as I open the bottle.
A - Pours reddish brown, but not cloudy. Light brown bubbles make a creamy head. Not the most attractive looking beer.
H - excellent fresh hops aroma - I can taste them in the smell.
Ravens ahead already...
T - hop bitterness, with a burnt malt taste. Almost like one of these "black IPAs". Not blown away by the hops. Decent balance. Hints of orange rind, banana? A little soapy as I drink more.
M - not as chewy as expected - thin, but crisp
O - a decent beer but I expected more out of an $18 bottle. No complaints, but would pick something else next time.

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Smuttynose Short Batch #17 - Herbaceous from Smuttynose Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.