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Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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89
very good

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Ratings: 728
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 30
Gots: 100 | 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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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.

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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!

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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.

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Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 728 ratings.