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Murphy's Law Amber Ale - Smartmouth Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Smartmouth Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: clayrock81 on 11-15-2012)
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Photo of alexkwilhelm
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

alexkwilhelm, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of jmdrpi
3/5  rDev -13%

12 oz can.

clear medium amber color. thin off-white head that fades. malty sweet aroma, a bit nutty. a bit of butterscotch in the taste, not bad but not real great flavor. medium body and carbonation.

jmdrpi, Nov 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

AndrewMichael, Nov 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

cambabeer, Oct 25, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -7.2%

Unclejesse33, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of jprivott
3.44/5  rDev -0.3%

jprivott, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of sierratwohearted
3.2/5  rDev -7.2%

a - clear amber
s - slight, slight caramelized malt. not much aroma at all to be honest.
t - caramalized, but actually almost toasted malt flavor. its not dark, but toasted malt flavor is evident, and this doesnt taste much like other ambers(bells would be my comparison here)
m - light bodied.
o - pretty lame, nothing stands out here. im a little confused on the style here too.

sierratwohearted, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of hophugger
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Not one of my favorites. This beer pours a reddish brown color with ok head. This beer overall is weak in flavor,. Wanted more hop bitterness but got a mild malt bitterness that wasnt that great. Seems a little watery and lacks the robust flavor of a good amber ale....Won't revisit, sorry

hophugger, Sep 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

racingkenny14, Aug 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

VBWharfRat, Aug 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

rbail012, Aug 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

John_Beeryman, Aug 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

theroguebrewer, Jul 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

VeganUndead, Jul 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13%

MattSharpless, Jul 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Mattyb79, Jun 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

AMCPhD, May 30, 2014
Photo of JCarey
3.16/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to my sister for bringing up my first Smartmouth cans, been looking forward to their beers for a while.

Pours a deep brown/red, super clear, little head the recedes quickly and some lasting carbonation. No cap.(Will try different glass next time).

Earthy nose, subtle hops, slight toast.

Malty, dry, roasted and toasted malt with some toffee, hop bitterness, and a bit of a tannic, drying bite.

Medium bodied, mouth filling carbonation. Good, but not great beer. Looking forward to the Rule G.

JCarey, May 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13%

flyersfan900, Mar 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Feel_the_Darkness, Feb 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

avisong, Feb 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Zraly, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of JayQue
3.69/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on-tap at the Green Parrot in Virginia Beach. Served in an ice-cold pint glass so the head was fairly suppressed. Nice reddish amber color and some filmy lacing on the glass.

Aroma is fairly mild, some hoppiness and more than a touch of Belgian-type yeast.

I had this with fried oysters and onion rings and the flavor worked well with food. A bit more hoppy than malty but there were elements of both. The yeast thing I noticed in the aroma was more prominent in the taste. Seemed to work well with the other flavors and added a bit of novelty to the taste.

Mouthfeel was crisp with a nice touch of bitterness.

I would order this one again.

JayQue, Nov 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

JJStout83, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of ShanePB
3/5  rDev -13%

ShanePB, Aug 26, 2013
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Murphy's Law Amber Ale from Smartmouth Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.