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Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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565 Ratings
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Ratings: 565
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 21
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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Photo of Vincent_bros
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

From the brewery June 2013 (64 / 960)

Pour is dark brown, brown tootsie pop-ish. Minimal tannish lacing. It has a interesting, almost tropical fruit smell like mango, with just a touch of floral from the hops.

Nice alcohol note in the background with delicate hop bitterness. Not a lot of flavor contributed from the hops but you know they are their lurking in the background. Good maltly sweetnes up front that dissipates quickly. Pleasently warming. Very light mouthfeel with decent carbonation.

A very nice surprise from a great brewer. They are moving to a new facility soon down the road. I hope they stay true to their roots.

Vincent_bros, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of ryan1788a5
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe. Bottle conditioned in June 2013, bottle 61 of 960. Obtained at the brewery.

A: Deep brown color, clarity looks to be good. Two fingers of off-white head hang around forever and produce plenty of sticky lacing.

S: A bouquet of citrusy American hops meets the nose first. Ruby red grapefruit with sugar, lots of tangerine and clementine, pine needles, passion fruit. Berry underneath. Malt backbone of brown molasses, toasted crust, and brown cocoa powder. A very appealing nose.

T: While the hops seemed to get the better of the nose, it's actually nicely balanced in taste. A playful tropical hop melange of tangerine, star fruit, and both ruby red and white grapefruit entertain the palate initially. Earthy notes of pine and leaves too. Robust notes of toasted crust, brown molasses, nuts, and plenty of cocoa muscle in for a while. Perhaps a kiss of smoke. Spike of alcohol and fruity esters. Drying finish of cocoa, crust, and lingering citrusy hop bitterness.

M: Medium thick body with a delightful creamy texture that is accented slightly by the hop oils. Stiff, prickling carbonation.

O: Durty is just a great beer all around. With all the rage surrounding black IPAs right now it's a wonder that nobody has much cared to explore this "Brown IPA" category. I think these tend to work a little better without the dueling bitterness and astringency of hops and roasted malts. It makes for a much smoother, easier drinking experience and you still get some of the more robust malt flavors. From what I've been told, Smuttynose intends to 6 pack this and roll it into their seasonal lineup. I think that'll prove to be a good decision.

ryan1788a5, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of smccann
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

smccann, Oct 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

WesM63, Sep 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

makeshifty, Sep 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Hessian257, Sep 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Chris00710, Sep 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

DrewGingras, Sep 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

wdarcy77, Aug 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

kdivers, Aug 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Pete27lax, Aug 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Gatch, Jul 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

mattparsons, Jul 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

rab53, Jul 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

George1799, Jul 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Gerardes, Jul 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

drewone, Jul 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Roger85, Jul 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Jacob007, Jul 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

andylipp, Jul 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

DaPan, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
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.

GarthDanielson, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of Kelp
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Kelp, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of Chico1985
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.

Chico1985, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of Dcunicelli
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Dcunicelli, Jun 29, 2013
Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 565 ratings.