1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown AleSmuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

728 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 728
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 30
Gots: 100 | 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:
Beer added by: Maxwell on 12-21-2012

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 728 | Reviews: 127
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Falcone
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of tylergoov
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of bconsidine
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of PicoPapa
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with a Best by Date of 06-04-14. Pours a dark chestnutty brown with 1/2 an inch of head. Medium amount of lacing. The aroma is hot chocolate mix, nuts, coffee, and light citrusy hops. The taste is more of that hot chocolate mix along with some citrus and pine. Nuts, bread, roasted malts, and earth. Lots of different flavors here. Bitter at the finish with more hot cocoa and piney hops. Floral hints. Somewhat of a heavy mouthfeel with lots of carbonation. Surprisingly not too much of an alcohol presence. Overall, great offering from Smuttynose that I'll be buying again.

Photo of TWStandley
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a wine glass.

Appeared a dark brown color that was transparent when held to the light. A tan colored two-finger head was produced but dissipated pretty quickly.

Smell was quite unique. Bready/malty and chocolate from the brown ale accompanied by some grapefruit/piney hop scents.

Taste is quite good. Typical brown ale taste up front that finishes with a nice bitter hop punch. The complexity of the brown ale flavors mixed with hops is nice.

Mouth-fell was lively with bubbles but still had a silky smooth feeling to it.

Overall the first "hoppy brown" I have had and it won't be the last. Love the combo!

Photo of Mersh
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of JohnG190
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of GrantBrennan
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of SkiBum22
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Brad007
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a reddish-brown color with a huge head into my glass. I've read alot about this ale and finally picked up a bottle.

Great dose of hops on the nose with a strong hint of cocoa. Just as I'd expect from a hoppy brown ale.

That cocoa essence carries over to the taste, along with some brown sugar/molasses. The hops are there but they don't take away from the rest of the flavors.

Nice, clean finish to this ale. I can dig it.

Very tasty and it helps that it's a seasonal.

Photo of paresis
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Amedlin18
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of h4ger
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of jfcaa193
2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of JuniperJesus
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of CheftoDeath
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of LehighAce06
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of swierczt
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Jacobob10
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Bjlps
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Givemebeer
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of blt2646
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Brushkanna
2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 728 ratings.