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Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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89
very good

563 Ratings
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Ratings: 563
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 21
Gots: 46 | 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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KISSFR33K

Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -62%

03-09-2014 01:53:33 | More by KISSFR33K
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Kentucky

1.5/5  rDev -62%

03-23-2014 23:07:30 | More by mwar
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Freemanclaypowell

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -49.4%

02-09-2014 21:08:25 | More by Freemanclaypowell
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cardinals22

Illinois

2/5  rDev -49.4%

08-10-2014 23:26:27 | More by cardinals22
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Dduquette

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

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jsh420

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

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MadCoBeerMan14

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

08-29-2014 16:04:34 | More by MadCoBeerMan14
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mendvicdog

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

04-12-2014 15:07:33 | More by mendvicdog
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one4thegutter

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

03-23-2014 21:09:26 | More by one4thegutter
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

01-26-2014 00:03:50 | More by jfcaa193
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BMart

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

03-17-2014 15:28:20 | More by BMart
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boszormeny

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

03-12-2014 22:13:02 | More by boszormeny
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BrewtalHonesty

Oregon

3/5  rDev -24.1%

03-25-2014 11:03:23 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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Jersh67

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -24.1%

04-22-2014 13:55:35 | More by Jersh67
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.1%

03-20-2014 16:16:31 | More by taylor714914
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Givemebeer

Vermont

3/5  rDev -24.1%

01-25-2014 04:48:18 | More by Givemebeer
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3/5  rDev -24.1%

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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.1%

03-13-2014 01:02:11 | More by Zetcha7x
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meltroha

Ohio

3/5  rDev -24.1%

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Jakep2021

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -24.1%

03-08-2014 00:06:07 | More by Jakep2021
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -24.1%

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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.11/5  rDev -21.3%

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Deep brown with 2 fingers of tan head with good retention. Some yeast sediment floats around the glass.

Nose
Charcoal, caramel, and grapefruit.

Taste
Charcoal, scorched baker's chocolate, and caramel. Tons of grapefruit from the hops.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, bitter, and dry.

Overall
I really wasn't digging this one. The malt bill is too roasted and scorched. Bitter grapefruit is all that jumps out for the hops. However, the alcohol is very well hidden.

03-02-2014 20:56:13 | More by justintcoons
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -19.5%

Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.

Pours a very cloudy and very dark brown color that's almost black with a 2.5 finger frothy beige head.  Great retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap.  Chunks of soapy lacing left behind.

Surprisingly hop forward aoma with grassy resins and hop oils.  Floral with pine needle, grass and spruce tips.  This aggressive hop presence overpowers the brown ale notes a bit too much but there is some caramel malt sweetness along with hints of chocolate and subtle roast underneath.

On the lighter end of medium bodied and tastes very similar to the aroma.  Very hop forward with resinous hop bitterness dominating the flavor.  Dry and floral with grassy hop and sticky pine needle flavor lingering over a slightly roasted malt backbone into a dry finish.  Hop profile is kind of one dimensional and the malts are impossible to pick up until it warms up considerably.  After a while there is subtle toffee, caramel and chocolate malt sweetness along with burnt toast and coffee bean.

03-20-2013 02:41:46 | More by corby112
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WheelsPSU

New York

3.23/5  rDev -18.2%

I bought a single bottle of this because A) I like most Smuttynose beers B) I love brown ales and C) it has dirt bike racing on the label. Unfortunately, it was downhill after I cracked open the bottle.

A - dark brown with a bit of orange when held to the light. Frothy tan head.

S - Pine and roasted malt but not very strong.

T - My first taste was something bitter and burnt. As the beer warmed, I only tasted pine hops that made me pucker followed by the bitter roast of coffee. I didn't get much caramel or chocolate like others have noted. Not pleasant.

M - medium body and moderately carbonated with a bit of resin to the mouthfeel.

Probably my least favorite Smuttynose to date. I just could not get past the burnt and overwhelmingly piney flavor.

02-08-2014 02:05:08 | More by WheelsPSU
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.24/5  rDev -18%

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? ...

07-01-2014 17:55:31 | More by woodychandler
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Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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