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Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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89
very good

547 Ratings
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Ratings: 547
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 21
Gots: 42 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Maxwell on 12-21-2012)
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Brad007

Vermont

3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a reddish-brown color with a huge head into my glass. I've read alot about this ale and finally picked up a bottle.

Great dose of hops on the nose with a strong hint of cocoa. Just as I'd expect from a hoppy brown ale.

That cocoa essence carries over to the taste, along with some brown sugar/molasses. The hops are there but they don't take away from the rest of the flavors.

Nice, clean finish to this ale. I can dig it.

Very tasty and it helps that it's a seasonal.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 05:59:53 | More by Brad007
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New York

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-06-2014 00:08:15 | More by bigpoppa67
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.24/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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? ...

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Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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morrowd3

Vermont

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Sipchue

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured aggressively into a 4 oz sample pilsner shaped glass. Rewarded with 6 seconds of cascading followed by a nice finger of light tan head. Not much of a nose on this one. Tasted of a nice round brown with chocolate and malt, followed by an immediate and intervening bitterness that drove away the roundness without adding much in the way of hop flavor. The alcohol taste wasn't really noticeable to me. Left on the tongue was an interesting sensation of being in two places at the same time.

When I reach the the bottom of the bottle, the word is chunky. Lots of goodies floating around in there, but it didn't change the flavor as far as I could tell.

Not a session beer. I give it a 3.75 on taste, not because it fit the style so much, but because it is interesting, and I appreciate that. This one is good to enjoy just one of, then switch to something different, perhaps friendlier. This case will last a while, but at over 8% and with the hop flavor such as it is, that'll probably be okay.

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Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown with a new motor oil colored brown gold highlights. Beige head.

Smells woody and nutty. Not a lot of hops in the nose, some leafy orange if I look for it. Smells like a fine brown though.

Nutty chocolate up front. Huge, lasting menthol then woody bitter in back which I don’t like. Orange IPA hops in the middle. This is a mess, if Smuttynose intended to make a muddy beer than they succeeded. I usually love everything Smuttynose. Perhaps this is the start of Not Mott?

More like an Arrogant Bastard type ASA than a typical American brown or even a brown IPA. Not what I had in mind when I was shopping for a sessionable sunny Saturday grilling' & chillin' beer. Wish they had put the abc on the packaging somewhere (I don't see it on either the bottles or packaging, sorry if I missed it). I ended up dumping these in the communal cooler for more sturdier drinkers than myself.

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Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 547 ratings.