Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by Maxwell:
4.03/5 rDev +2%
The beer pours a surprisingly clean mahogany brown, with a nice finger width head that lasts awhile, and gives a sand-dune white color. Lacing is long and medium in size, sticking nicely to the sides of my glass. The beer sits in the glass rather dark, almost black, with nice carbonation moving through it. On the nose, this beer smells like heaven. Big fat juicy hops, mango, passion fruit, ruby red grapefruit, and a light caramel sitting below everything, and hinting at the malts in this beer. This is a superb smell for anything with hops, though as it warms the alcohol becomes more present and spicy in the smell. On the taste there is some big grapefruit and alcohol with light caramel and nuts dancing on the sides of the flavor. The beer opens with bitter grapefruit which builds into spicy alcohol and grapefruit. As it moves towards the finish, light roast, caramel, and very light nuttiness come through in the taste. The aftertaste is bitter and pithy grapefruit with a light caramel tingle. On the mouth, this beer feels light and fluffy, and slightly chewy, sitting at the upper end of a light body and lower end of medium, and leaving the mouth with a light sticky layer of bitters and caramel. Overall, this beer is tasty. I would love to knock back a six –pack of this on a late summer night or fall night. The smell is definitely the most heavenly part of this beer, hinting far more at a double IPA, and actually reminding me of Wookey Jack by Firestone Walker. This is a great beer that really shouldn’t be around for long (due to its small batch), but if you see it snatch it up. Also, if Smuttynose is reading this review, please throw this in 6-packs and put it alongside Finest Kind at the grocery store so I can by sixers of it regularly. Yes I realize its 8+% but, its tasty, and if you have to then lower the percentage, and still put it in a six-pack, thanks. Drink this stuff.
12-21-2012 18:27:11 | More by Maxwell
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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