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Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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89
very good

686 Ratings
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Ratings: 686
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 26
Gots: 87 | FT: 1
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Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: Maxwell on 12-21-2012

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Photo of snowmg
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of terpdog
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbrauneis
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear medium to dark cola brown in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate amounts of garnet red highlights. The beer has a three finger tall sudsy foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a large patch of thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to heavy amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of toasted and roasted malts with a lighter aroma of caramel malts, leafy herbal hops, and just a hint of nuttiness.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of roasted malts with lighter flavors of toasted and caramel malts + just a hint of caramel sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of herbal leafy hops which imparts a light to moderate amount of bitterness which lingers for quite a while. Hints of nuttiness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp.

O: Enjoyable with a decent amount of complexity though rather than a hoppy brown ale it seems more like a hybrid of a brown ale and a black IPA. Slightly hoppier and bittern than I might have preferred but still a decent one worth trying.

Photo of brentk56
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A nice bubble show produces a thick tan head layered above the clear tea colored liquid; not as much lacing as I would have expected

Smell: Caramel, leafy hops and some roasty tones

Taste: The leafy hop and caramel flavors are interlayered with the bitterness eventually dominating the flavor profile; nutty and slightly roasty in the finish, too

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; slight warmth

Overall: A bit harsh on the bitterness front but, overall, an enjoyable beer that has brings complexity to the palate

Photo of AAG
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SABERG
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of csheridan
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigCheese
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a brownie batter like near black color. Some lacing.

Smells is a mix of caramel, toffee, along with NW pine-cone hops.

Taste is much more hop based than the smell. I first get that malty sweetness with caramel and brown bread. This sweetness is immediately cut with the sharp citrusy hops. Its got a hoppy bitter finish with flavors of grapefruit, pine-cones, and fresh flowers.

If I didnt look at the label I would have thought the ABV were closer to 6.8~, very smooth.

Mouthfeel was perhaps a tad thinner than I would have expected, however it is a "brown ale" and not a stout.

I wonder if the malt bill is similar to brown dog. That might explain why its so good.

Really liked this, I'd consider it more of a Brown IPA with how hoppy it is, but who cares. One of my favorite beers from my favorite brewery.

Photo of Dray
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WoostaBia
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of MisledTitan
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.09/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Nose faint roast, caramel, & floral, pine,ABV. Taste malt, pine, light caramel, herbal, & pepper, strong bitter finish. More of a Black IPA than a Brown ale!

Photo of Pepper7
3.45/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good brew, it could use a tad bit more roasted malt for what they are going for

Photo of flr0605
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sheldog
4.56/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rbodacious
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TOM1L21
4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sachie23
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Celtics76
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cornucopia
4.36/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of AGust82
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 686 ratings.