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Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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585 Ratings
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Ratings: 585
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 24
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 57md
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Photo of Auror
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Number3red
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of st9647v3
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of kevanb
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

Photo of bishopdc0
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of jhb138
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of mklisz
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of andrewinski1
4/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Photo of Bendurgin
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

Photo of Robtobfest
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of pjs234
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of spark3148857
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
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!

Photo of EnronCFO
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of LOCAL
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of AverageWhiteGuy
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of cavedave
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep cordovan, a bit of light passes through the mirk, with a long lasting tan head that crowns this baby the king.

Citrus hops, neutral and caramel sweet, nice bit of pine resin behind it, some fruity notes too, like melons. Intoxicating bouquet.

Wonderful taste, a marvel ot pine and citrus hops competing in it, nice orange peel and grapefruit, Somehow it stays sweet in there as pine controls the end of sip, and leaves you dry as Sahara in summer. This is a red/brown ale you say.?

Mouthfeel is perfect to showcase these strong flavors. Low carb. despite its look, nicely viscous and clinging, yet also refreshing, interesting finish that never grows rooty/herbal.

One of Smutty's homeruns if you ask me. Delicious treat for the hop craver looking for a winner in a different style than fill the shelves. Highly recommended.

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.63/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A-Pours a turbid, durty brown. Head is quite full and light brown. Head retains quite well. It leaves plenty of lacing.

S-Awesome aromatics. An appetizing mix of tropically fruited hops and deep brown malts. Floral hoppiness too. Very good mixture of the aromas. They really go well together.

T-Just as awesome. At its base it is a malty Brown Ale. However the plentiful hop flavors make this an awesome hybrid. Chocolatey and malty along with a giant dosage of beautiful hops. The flavors mesh incredibly well. So pleased with the expression of the hops here.

M-Mediumm bodied and creamy. Soft carbonation. Bitter. Very drinkable.

O/D-Delicious. I hope they brew this again. Probably my favorite Smutty brew. Unique and incredibly tasty.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 585 ratings.