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Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

475 Ratings
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Ratings: 475
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.58%


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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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-13-2014 23:49:27 | More by nmann08
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metter98

New York

3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is very hazy dark reddish brown in color—it's too hazy to see through and determine if any carbonation is visible. It poured with a finger high dense light tan colored head that took a long time to die down and left a thin layer of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge, and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of nutty malts are present in the nose along with strong notes of roast.
T: The taste is rather bitter and has moderately strong flavors of roasted malts—so much that you would think this was a Black IPA if you were blindfolded—with subtle hints of nutty malts towards the finish. The bitterness and roast linger through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The balance of this beer seemed to be somewhat off and has too much bitterness and not enough malty flavors. I wish that it had more nutty flavors so it would have tasted like an Imperial Brown Ale, if there was such a style.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 01:50:55 | More by metter98
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MaineBrewing

Maine

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 21:50:27 | More by MaineBrewing
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3/5  rDev -24.4%

04-17-2014 17:37:37 | More by Whiskeydeez
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cistercian12

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-17-2014 01:47:49 | More by cistercian12
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IPAdams

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-17-2014 01:32:00 | More by IPAdams
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Crimsonfloods

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-16-2014 22:08:51 | More by Crimsonfloods
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mmccauley90


4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-15-2014 23:44:38 | More by mmccauley90
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single for about a $1.90 pretty stellar for over 8%. Into a pub glass.
A - Pour is a pretty deep shade of brown kind of hazy in color with a solid inch of head that sticks around for a while. Love the deep mocha hue on that head.
S - Rather robust roast on this, smell is rather hoppy and a ton of brown malt to this. Very deep smelling brown ale.
T - Ah yes very herbal and hoppy which happens to mend pretty well with the brown malts. Lingers on the palate long after each sip and makes me wonder how this would be with some age, since it doesn't come off very sweet or roasty. Simple and good.
M - Medium bodied herbal hops are kind of too much.

Overall this is a dry hopped beer with a pretty harsh bitterness that after a few sips I found it kind of too much. Wish it was a bit more balanced and aged might do it some good.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 22:31:27 | More by DrDemento456
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-13-2014 18:23:27 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's Smuttynose day. I may not get to the others I bought today, but I'm glad I got to this one. It's s nice brown with lots going on.

It is a deep brown in the glass, with plenty of head. Nice and foamy. The aroma is sweet. The taste similarly is sweet and robust. The malt taste is roasty and also sticks with you. This is an exceptional brown. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 00:30:26 | More by schoolboy
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gonzo000

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a. brown in color - clear around the edge with a cylinder of dark brown that cannot be seen through in the middle. Tan head of 1 finger lasts throughout the beer at 1/4 inch.

s. Yeast, nuts and earthy tones.

t. Wow - this almost has too much going on. Yeast or bread in the front, nutty in the middle and hoppy bitter in the finish that lingers.

m. A bit gritty.

o. This beer is good, but not quite outstanding. Too much going on and the lingering bitter taste moves it out of the outstanding range. That being said, phase 1 (yeast) and phase 2 (nuttiness) are very, very good. I would revisit this beer with some pretzels present to buffer the bitter.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 15:46:59 | More by gonzo000
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mendvicdog

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

04-12-2014 15:07:33 | More by mendvicdog
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-11-2014 19:04:22 | More by ColForbinBC
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Vylo

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

04-08-2014 21:37:02 | More by Vylo
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bsm80x

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-07-2014 15:49:05 | More by bsm80x
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justinp

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-06-2014 22:28:20 | More by justinp
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JLapadura

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-06-2014 09:45:02 | More by JLapadura
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SFC21

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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mrebeka

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

03-31-2014 21:33:19 | More by mweso2000
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Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 475 ratings.