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Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown AleSmuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

131 Reviews
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Reviews: 131
Hads: 834
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 31
Gots: 128 | 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:
Beer added by: Maxwell on 12-21-2012

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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 131 | Hads: 834
Reviews by MaineBrewing:
Photo of MaineBrewing
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - poured an opaque mud brown, cloudy with some debris at the bottom. 1.5 finger frothy light tan head. Left a good amount of lacing. There is a lot of globules in suspension, I don't think this was bottle condition, should have poured it like it was though.

S - complex nose consisting if a fruity malt smell, notes of toffee, caramel, nougat, molasses, roasted barley... Cutting through the malt though is nice bright hop aroma of pine and citrus fruits mostly lemon.

T - taste I'd as expected, a hopped up brown ale. Hops come first with the taste, unlike the aroma that was more malt forward. The malt is balanced well with the hops which are prevalent from front to back providing ample resinous pine flavor and a ton of Bittering at the end. Malt has a complex and bountiful flavor of roasted barley, tofee, tootsie roll, and brown sugar.

M - I should say medium bodied, but a little heavy on the carbonation, makes it a little more of a watery vs creamy/velvety texture.

O - I like this style, brown ale is usually that once In a while but usually disappointed experience. Hoppy brown ales are ranking up there with some of my favorite beers, this is No exception. This very American twist on what I would usually consider a lackluster style is really enjoyable and seems fitting for the mud season up In maine, once the ground thaws at least. (1,359 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #85 (Feb 2014):

Big, Toasty, Juicy, Hoppy

A big, brawny, hopped-up Brown Ale? Yeah, we’re game. Toasty malt character in both the nose and palate. Warming esters show its actual size ... very warming. The hoppiness slaps our palates around a bit, ample bitterness with a clean pungent oily hop resin, and suggestions of orange pith and tobacco. Mild raisin and orange pulp tone within. Long toasty and warming finish. Not for the faint of palate—give it a whirl.

STYLE: American Brown Ale | ABV: 8.4% | AVAILABILITY: Seasonal (560 characters)

Photo of doucmehu
4.37/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Hoppy is an understatement. Usually when that word is added to a style not normally known for it, it's mild. This has a big, bold, in your face west coast style hop presence. High on the bitterness, wonderful mouthfeel is sticky, prickly and full. Smell isn't amazing, a little subdued.

Without the (sweet) label, I would have pegged this for a Stone Bastard/variant. Not a bad thing in the least. Will definitely be drinking this one again! (443 characters)

Photo of oberon
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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. (603 characters)

Photo of AllHoppedUp87
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OhioBobcat
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Tiernan
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of HopticalDeployment
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew has a ton of body, thick. Lovely grain backbone protrudes poetically through a drape of hops. Piney citric notes complimented by earthy grassy hop tones.

Truly a nice drink. At 8.5% it is a remarkable buy for the $10 per six range depending on where you buy.

A must try. (285 characters)

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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. (334 characters)

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.38/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4.04/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Billolick
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 (511 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of dankjohn
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rsquared59
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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