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Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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89
very good

574 Ratings
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Ratings: 574
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 22
Gots: 47 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

jrohrbacher, Jun 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

scierli, Jun 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

EricDu, Jun 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Dicers, Jun 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

JamesStreet, Jun 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

meltroha, Jun 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

NJBeer265, Jun 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Fish113d, May 31, 2014
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4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good head poured aggressively out of the bottle. Plenty of tight foamy lacing. Lots and lots of suspended solids and color is a murky reddish brown .

Smells roasty like a porter or imperial stout with maybe a hint of florals and a tiny bit of fruitiness. Some caramel and toffee. Chocolate notes for sure but overall very balanced.

Taste is sort of a boozy, stronger flavored black and tan. Alcohol is very noticeable and up front. The "hoppy" is more dominant than the "brown," and the flavor really doesn't seem all that similar to other brown ales. Much closer to imperial stout. Heavy dose of hops bitterness, florals, and fruit as well. Really complex flavor but still balanced. As the strong alcohol flavor fades, the hops come in and linger for a long and complex finish. There's just a lot to take in here, which was a pleasant surprise.

For the amount of booziness and cloudiness, it's very drinkable. When I see mud racing on the bottle I'm thinking I'll be throwing back a six pack redneck style, but this is really better as a slow sipper.

Would drink again for sure, but don't expect a run of the mill simple basic brown ale.

russwaddell, May 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

fitz284, May 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

mecmd, May 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

neckbracesub, May 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

cufarley, May 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

aztraz, May 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Segelstrom, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

SimonTja, May 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

skaboom420, May 19, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tried at bottle share at today's Swamp Head release. Pours murky brownish orange with no head. Aroma of caramel, burnt toffee, bitter pine hops. Flavor follows similarly with notes of caramel and toffee, burnt sugar, earthy hops, with bitterness on the finish. More hoppy American barleywine than brown ale really. Mouthfeel is medium with low carbonation. Overall a decent brew but maybe a bit harsh.

BMMillsy, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

StaindProject86, May 18, 2014
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Giantspace, May 16, 2014
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JohnParadee, May 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

KathyG, May 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

djgustafson, May 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Slay40, May 10, 2014
Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 574 ratings.