Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by BradtheGreat7:
4.21/5 rDev +6.6%
12 oz brown bottle with sort of an odd label. Shows muscle cars with mud tires driving in a place they probably shouldn't be. But hey, it does go along with the 'Mud Season' hoppy brown ale style they are calling this. Yellow neck label and outlining make the label at least respectable :). Typical smutty style regardless. Poured into a nonic style pint glass.
A - wow.. Forget the label or off the wall, odd artwork.. This thing is for real on the pour. Darkest of opaque brown color with large(and i mean large) floating funk everywhere. One usually can't see the sediment in dark ales, but this is so intense and just light enough that the entire universe inside this glass can be seen wandering around. Brilliant! Massive light tan colored head just explodes leaving a ridiculously large yet pillowy fluff character. It never really settles rather than continues to display brilliance with a thick ring of fluffy lacing leaving absurd stick to the walls of my nonic.
S - definitely big ipa character and inspiration. Big, bitter pine like notes that just dominate up front. Fresh and green hops. But then there is this back layering that just adds wondeful balance. Caramel and biscuity brown roasted malts with a slight touch of nuts.
T - much like the nose except better simply because you're tasting this gem. Blitzing with pine flavored hops and spice. A lovely hop filled bitterness but never too much given the 'brown ale' character that follows along like a perfect couple destined to be together. A touch of caramel and biscuit malts lay down a perfection of balance. The brown characters and rich nuts add just that piece of much needed complexity to keep you coming back wondering just what the heck this awesome tasting ale is. There is the whole traditional brown ale roast that keeps popping up keeping the hop bitterness in check. Is it a brown ale??? Yes, I say it is! This is everything you'd expect to taste from a hopped up brown ale yet never seem to get. It may be the perfect example of a hopped up brown. Just wholesome and flavorful.
M - the upper section of medium bodied and a lovely coating texture. Nice thickness and wonderful balance yet complex enough to shine throughout the experience. It really does carry the best of both the brown ale and ipa worlds.
O - okay so this is a combination of greatness. It has the smuttynose factor. The big brown ale factor. The ipa factor. Then blend it all together and you have an ale that may indeed have a sort of cheesy label, but an ale packed with so much class within its almost worth calling everyone you know just to tell them just how damn good Durty really is. Or you could keep it to yourself and drink them all up. Smuttynose need to add this to the yearly release list bc it sure is an instant classic packed plum full of flavor and brilliance. Geez is this thing good or what?
02-11-2014 23:12:44 | More by BradtheGreat7
More User Reviews:
3.84/5 rDev -2.8%
Best by 6/13/14.Pours into a nonic a deep chesnut brown with some ruby red highlights a great looking creamy full one finger head that settles into a creamy mass.Aromas are on the lighter side with some roasted nuts,cocoa powder,and herbal hops showing thru.A great creamy feel,like a brown should be in my mind,very rich feeling.Flavors have some booze to them along with some sweetish cookie dough and molasses,the hops partially cut thru the sweetness providing earthiness and leafy/piney notes.This is a cool brown ale,the hops are big but so is the sweetness,it even gets a bit sticky after awhile.
12-30-2013 21:46:52 | More by oberon
4.21/5 rDev +6.6%
In a bottle the beer was a very dark brown color with a thick tan head. There was a good deal of lace.
Sweet caramel aroma. Some fruit. A lot of earthy hops.
The earthy hops predominated. Caramel and toffee taste. A bit of fruit.
A nice hoppy brown ale. That sounds contradictory, but it worked very well. Would drink this anytime.
03-12-2014 19:28:30 | More by lordofthewiens
4.06/5 rDev +2.8%
12 ounce bottle, best before( 6-18-14) dating.
Pours a nice looking rich, darker shade of almond amber, medium sized and lasting mocha head, leaving a thicker collar, tiny bubble film and fine low sheeting/spotted lacing.
Bold nose loaded with maple malts along with a whiff of piney hops.
Full throttle brown ale, rich, tasty and malted up with a healthy hop presence adding the intrigue and complexity.
Super smooth over the tongue and ends with a lingering malt/hopped up finish. Nice stuff. Go get some
01-16-2014 03:14:48 | More by Billolick
3.28/5 rDev -17%
Brown and opaque, thin frothy head of light brown foam recedes to a small cap. Low aroma of toasty malt and citrus hops.
Flavors of roasted malt, followed by restrained pine and tangerine. Roast bitters linger, with more strength than the hops.
Even mouthfeel, moderate fullness.
03-30-2014 16:04:26 | More by far333
4.16/5 rDev +5.3%
Enjoyable Durty beer, deep mahogany brown body with a big tan head forming thick...as herbaceous and hoppy as some Black IPAs. Fine speckled lacing left behind, the nose gives off a semi sweet roasted malt character with hints of herbaceous hops, citrus pith with the dark roasted malt character. Rustic brown ale heavy hops dank bitterness on the palate rush of herbaceous bitterness with a begrudging kick of alcohol on the palate in the backend I had no clue it was as high in alcohol as it is. Hop particles are floating in the bottom of my glass visually it's appealing and it must add a good bit of flavor. Textures are dark resinous, slightly stick with a healthy amount of hops and natural carbonation flowing forth so smoothly. Overall, I'm happy to be impressed by Smuttynose, recent finest kind IPAs have been slacking with this beer it's really easy to enjoy Smuttynose again.
03-02-2014 15:45:46 | More by WVbeergeek
3.74/5 rDev -5.3%
On tap at Engine 15 in JAX
Excellent clarity; very dark brown but not opaque. This came with a durable tan head that left excellent lacing.
Strong flavored for style; perhaps a tad more bitter than optimal.
Very smooth, some heat from the alcohol. Near medium body.
03-18-2014 14:34:13 | More by chinchill
4.13/5 rDev +4.6%
12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Best by 06/18/14.
A: Pours a clear dark brown appearing almost black in the glass. An off white head sits on top of this brew and leaves some nice lacing as it dissipates.
S: Enticing aroma here. Chocolate malts blend with an ample dosage of hop. A bold roasted malt brings up the rear
T: Now this is a serious brown ale. Loads of roasted malts blend with a bittering hop backing. Notes of chocolate and dark fruits from the malts.
M: Medium body with a good dose of carbonation. Creamy and smooth on the mouth this one is an easy drinker considering its ABV.
Overall I'm really enjoying this beer. Satisfies my craving for hops and gives me the roastiness I like in malts. Will be getting this one again.
01-16-2014 02:58:02 | More by CloudStrife
Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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