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Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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89
very good

726 Ratings
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Ratings: 726
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 30
Gots: 100 | 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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Ratings: 726 | Reviews: 126
Photo of BKotch
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mtdewa1
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dantsbeats
4.73/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BastardFromABasket
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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!

Photo of PGRADY
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Medium bodied brown ale. Very smooth

Photo of Steve78
4.54/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jame515
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Klister
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bone53
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a hazy brown with a mahogony tent when put up to the light, and a rather large tan head

Smell: Awesome balance of citrus hop notes and caramel, toffee and molasses.

Taste: Caramel and burnt brown sugar/molasses (the malts seem slightly roasted) with a citrus finish

Mouthfeel: Heavy medium body, and certainly heavy for the style. Goes down oily smooth with a slight bitter finish

Overall: As someone who is not usually into brown ales, i enjoyed this quite a bit. It seems to fit the description well; A hoppy brown ale, with a nice balance of hops and caramel malts. Id put this behind Dogifish's Indian Brown Ale as my second favorite brown ale to date. Smuttynose makes some of the best beers for the price in my area, at $9.99 a six pack and around $30 for a case. This particular one is 8.4% abv. Huge bang for your buck!

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

A: Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Body is dark brown with a light-tan head on top. When backlit it appears more amber/mahogany on the edges. Leaves nice rings of lace.

S: Pleasant mix of malt and hops - some caramel malt and a lemony hop bitterness.

T: Caramel malt and brown sugary malt foundation. Touch of cocoa powder. Juicy citrusy hops thereafter, with a touch of pine. Finishes with a drying lemony bitterness that at times leaves a woody impression. Nice lingering bitterness on the aftertaste. The high ABV (over 8%) is not noted on the palate, but warmth is felt in the belly.

M: Medium in heft, carbonation is modest but feels appropriate for the style.

O: I like this beer. Reminds me of a cross between a black IPA and a Strong Ale, like a Stone Arrogant Bastard. It is not at all like a typical Brown Ale - it's too hoppy and too strong for that style - but whatever you call it, it's good.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

- Mud season hoppy brown ale in a shaker pint.

A: Coffee brown pour appears a burgundy when back-lighted. Soft peanut shell toned head is thin, whispy, with a short attention passing to a washy covering. Weak lacing.

S: Sweetened grapefruit, and sweet chocolate roast. Hint of fruity apple and sweet apricot lie beneath.

T: Darken hearty roast backing, earthy bitterness with a background of fruitiness. Lightly burnt wheat and barley, dry citrus, chalky finish.

M: Good carbonation, light chalkiness with a medium full maltiness,.

O: Bold flavor, dry, lightly chalky with a dry woodys citrus hopping.

Photo of Shanin
4.37/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BostonPhilly
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hoppy91
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of MikeP64
4.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

So hoppy it's like a Brown IPA!! Awesome and BIG!

Photo of jrfehon33
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dogleg
3.49/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HamdenHector
4.32/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A: medium dark brown with mahogany clearly evident around the edges; 1 finger light brown head that receded slowly to a thin cap; very nice lacing;

S: an interesting combination of citrus, toffee, caramel, and a hint of coffee;

T: citrus is evident until mid-palate, then gets overrun by toffee, caramel, a bit of molasses, and coffee; the coffee is predominant at the end; light to moderate bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry, sticky finish; hides the ABV well;

O: complex aromas and flavor; very nicely done;

Photo of JebBeerFish
3.28/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Delivers as advertised, a hoppy brown ale. I prefer brown ales to be less hoppy.

Photo of datalager
4.37/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 726 ratings.