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Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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89
very good

560 Ratings
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Ratings: 560
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 21
Gots: 46 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Maxwell on 12-21-2012)
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

A- A very dark brown in color that just barely lets a bit of light through around the edges. A thick tan head that lingers well after the pour, with moderate to heavy lacing.

S- Very subtle hints of grapefruit, caramel and bread.

T- Brown ale? This tastes like a stout to me! and a very good one at that. Roasted malts, caramel and a bit of the grapefruit the nose hinted at, finishing with a sugary sweetness.

M- Creamy, medium carbonation, medium in body.

O- This was a pretty enjoyable beer in my opinion. I would not mind having this one regularly.

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3.24/5  rDev -18%

I had scored this over at The Fridge at he beginning of Mud Season here in Lancaster County, PA and set it aside, awaiting the right moment. I just finished reviewing a bottle of Brooklyn Brown Ale, so this must be the right time. No time like the present, right? The label seems to indicate that in New Hampshire, Mud Season involves vintage muscle cars, but for us, it is the Amish and Mennonites going to Mud Sales (auctions). Come for a visit!

My pour quickly resulted in just under two fingers of dense, light-brown head with decent retention. Nice, sticky lacing appeared fairly quickly as it fell. Color was a deep-brown with cola highlights (SRM = > 22, < 27) and NE-quality clarity. Nose had a prevalent malt sweetness, despite the label calling it a "hoppy brown ale". I got notes of milk chocolate, light smoke, and some mild grassiness. Mouthfeel was rather full and creamy. The taste was much more bitter than the nose had led me to expect. It had an over-kilned roastiness to it that seemed to bring its bitterness to the forefront. I do not know how I feel about this as I like my coffee hot, black and bitter, like some of my women. In my beer, though, I feel like there is such a thing as too much bitterness and this was pressing that limit. Finish continued to have an unbalanced, burnt, bitterness that was just more than I could get behind. Frankly, it reminded me a LOT of Black/Cascadian IPA and I do not like them for the same, burnt, smoky reason. Hmm. What shall I review next? ...

07-01-2014 17:55:31 | More by woodychandler
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Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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