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Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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89
very good

546 Ratings
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Ratings: 546
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 21
Gots: 42 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Maxwell on 12-21-2012)
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andylipp

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

07-15-2013 23:43:43 | More by andylipp
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

07-14-2013 17:38:46 | More by DaPan
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bottle (831 of 960) at the Smuttynose brewery. Poured in a shaker pint, the beer is a vibrant, dark, ruby-tinged brown coloring with a tall, frothy, clingy, light tan head that starts a solid inch and a half and slowly settles into a quarter inch with very good retention. The film clings all over the glass. Aromas are very hop forward, with a pine resin richness, and a rich backbone that blends caramel and nut sweetness. Flavors are roasty and sweet on the forward tongue, with a robust blend of nut and toffee. Tangy and resiny bitter hops presence quickly follows, with peppery spices and a touch of smoke. Great lacing all over the glass as you drink, and the beer remains light and smooth in mouth. The aftertaste is rich, roasty, and slightly bitter. The beer is a pretty decent blend of an American Brown and an IPA, which comes off very interesting and very drinkable, despite the slightly elevated ABV. Slick, light, slightly dry finish with a subtle sweet linger. Tasty brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 00:13:39 | More by GarthDanielson
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-04-2013 03:01:57 | More by Kelp
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Been interested in trying this. On-tap at Sierra Grille.

It was kinda brown/amber in color. not much translucence. A big ol thick beige head retains all too well while leaving some boss lacing. dissipated quite a bit by the end

Mostly hoppy scents coming through, good+potent but a little one-note. Pine+earthy+veggie forward, with some grapefruit and general dankness. Some toasty bread.

Taste is also very hop forward, but the hop profile is great. Earthy pine, onion, grapefruit, lemon, floral, quite potent. There is a bit of coffee in the back and general toastiness but otherwise hardly recognizable as your average 'brown ale'. Surprising amount of hops/bitterness.

Overall the mouthfeel is fine but I do wish it had more trademark big brown ale malts. Still, smooth, good carbonation and not much alcohol. Bitterness does make this a bit of a sipper.

Very enjoyable, nice hop profile for sure, but this is definitely a DIPA with some minor darker ale qualities. Kinda wish there was more malty brown qualities but it's good enough to not be able to complain too much about it.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2013 04:16:21 | More by Chico1985
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

06-29-2013 17:24:41 | More by Dcunicelli
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jp312

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-07-2013 01:18:32 | More by jp312
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Busker

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

05-30-2013 15:00:46 | More by Busker
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jderosia603

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-28-2013 14:50:46 | More by jderosia603
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-09-2013 04:39:33 | More by ElGallo
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a muddy chocolate brown with touches of ruby and orange on the edges. There is a finger of head which lingers for a bit and leaves some lace on the glass. The nose is dominated by hops. The hoppy flavor is upfront and dominates the finish. This is more of an IPA than an IBA because one can find little hint of the qualities of a good brown in this offering.

This beer is certainly tasty, but I expected more from the brewery that produces one of my favorite browns Old Brown Dog.

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2013 07:18:05 | More by 57md
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Auror

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

02-26-2013 19:33:17 | More by Auror
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Number3red

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

02-24-2013 14:17:49 | More by Number3red
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

02-24-2013 04:32:58 | More by st9647v3
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kevanb

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a Smuttynose Big Beer Series Snifter. Bottle #64/828.

The beer pours a nice deep brown color, almost black and quite opaque with a big, four finger, cloudy, bone colored head that has great retention and leaves behind a great network of webbed lacing. The aroma very earthy, bitter, piney, dirty hops and mild coffee roast, a touch of bright citrus from the hops lingers behind, very simple aroma, but very pleasant. The flavors are quite nice, lots of earthy hop flavors hit the tongue straight away, lots of pine and grassy flavors, some nice grapefruit finds its way out as well. A nice presence smooth rich grain comes forward behind the hops, a touch sweet helps tame the bitterness with some lightly roasted coffee. The hops really dominate the beer, and are nicely executed, drinks exactly like a nice brown/black IPA should taste. Durty is full bodied, coats the mouth well with medium carbonation and a nice dry finish.

Verdict: A very enjoyable hoppy brown ale from Smuttynose. The alcohol is very well hidden at 8.5%, the hops are well integrated with the richer, grainy malt flavors of the brown ale, definitely worth seeking out for any hop head.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 03:04:30 | More by kevanb
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bishopdc0

Maine

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-13-2013 03:43:38 | More by bishopdc0
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jhb138

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

02-12-2013 05:29:24 | More by jhb138
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mklisz

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

02-05-2013 15:03:18 | More by mklisz
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to Bendurgin for sharing! The Color is dark brown. There is a nice one inch fluffy light tam head. Lots of sticky lacing.

The aroma has some piney hops mixed with subtle chocolate and some chicory.

The taste has some nice cocoa notes that lead to a hoppy finish. There is a decent amount of sweetness to go with the nice spicy hop finish.

This is full bodied with sharp carbonation. This is unique and tasty. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 20:31:06 | More by andrewinski1
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Bendurgin

Maine

4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a chalice. This one pours a dark cola brown with about an inch of light khaki head. Nice retention with some gobs of sticky lace.

The aroma has hintsof nuts and cocoa with some grassy hops in the background. The pallet has a nice nutty flavor with some grassy and citrus hops rounding it out. Hints of cocoa on the finish.

The body is medium with good carbonation. Leaves a bit of a filmy taste on the finish. Overall this one is great. Really hope this gets brewed again in some form or incarnation.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 20:29:21 | More by Bendurgin
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Robtobfest

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +26.6%

01-27-2013 17:11:21 | More by Robtobfest
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pjs234

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

01-27-2013 14:33:10 | More by pjs234
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spark3148857

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours the lightest brown, or ruby in the right light. Creamy one finger off white head. Aroma is of pungent hops with a caramel sweetness as a backbone. Taste is an intense hoppy bomb, but not overly bitter and very well balanced. Plenty of piney, floral, and citrusy hops contending to be noticed here. Everything comes together to create an exceptional ipa. The brown ale elements of the beer provide a great malt backbone to balance the hops without becoming overly sweet. Creamy, creamy mouthfeel. Reminded me a ton of Surly Furious...which is a good thing!

Serving type: on-tap

01-25-2013 13:55:42 | More by spark3148857
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EnronCFO

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

01-25-2013 04:56:54 | More by EnronCFO
Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 546 ratings.