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Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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very good

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Ratings: 628
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 25
Gots: 64 | 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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4.04/5  rDev +2.3%

Pours very dark brown color with a lot of sediment floating around for a nice muddy look that leads up to a foamy 2 finger tan head that faded slowly, leaving craters and left very good foamy lacing and rings as it went down.

Smells of coffee beans, chocolate and fruity citrus hops like a mango up front, with toasted nuts, cocoa powder, caramel, vanilla, burnt malt, roasted notes and some fruity sweetness; the hops cut through all the nice brown ale aromas and add nice unexpected balance. Nose is pretty true to the name, a hoppy brown ale.

Tastes like it smells but in the reverse order with the citrus hops leading the way and a mix of orange juice, pineapple, lemon zest, piney hops, mango, coffee, fruit like pear or apple, chocolate, roasted almonds, cocoa powder, toffee, caramel, syrup, vanilla, burnt malt, charred wood and some earthy notes like peat moss and then a slightly bitter finish that has a citrus fruity sweetness that has peppery and whole grain cracker aspects. A really different beer that is more Black IPA than brown ale, but regardless of the misclassification I really enjoyed the flavor, balance and complexities.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth with a medium almost chewy body, a slick feel and average carbonation that goes down easy considering the slight bitterness. This hides the ABV completely and almost seems like there are hoppy spices in the lingering finish.

Overall this was much better than I expected and a beer I will seek out again if they keep this in regular production. A hoppy brown ale – they nailed it, so it gets a high score for a brown ale.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- A very dark brown in color that just barely lets a bit of light through around the edges. A thick tan head that lingers well after the pour, with moderate to heavy lacing.

S- Very subtle hints of grapefruit, caramel and bread.

T- Brown ale? This tastes like a stout to me! and a very good one at that. Roasted malts, caramel and a bit of the grapefruit the nose hinted at, finishing with a sugary sweetness.

M- Creamy, medium carbonation, medium in body.

O- This was a pretty enjoyable beer in my opinion. I would not mind having this one regularly.

Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 628 ratings.