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Murphy's Law Amber Ale - Smartmouth Brewing Company

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Murphy's Law Amber AleMurphy's Law Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

28 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Smartmouth Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: clayrock81 on 11-15-2012)
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.5%

08-26-2013 16:46:55 | More by ShanePB
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

07-23-2013 15:54:06 | More by Rhettroactive
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.3/5  rDev -6%

Perhaps I shouldn't preface my review with this statement but I will. Of the three Smartmouth beers I have had, this is the only one I did not really enjoy. I like my amber ales balanced with hops and malts playing an equal part and this is not balanced in my opinion. Poured a clearish reddy brown body with decent head and a blandish aroma of mild hops and little bit of caramel and roasted malts, but all very faint. However, upon drinking I find that the roasted malts overpower everything else. The sweetness from caramel and possible other malts, along with balance and crispness and steady mouthflow that comes from a decent amount of hops are all neutralized. Mostly, it just feels like a dry, roasted, "weak stout". The finish is very dry and I find this less a session beer and more of a sipper.

11-15-2012 13:13:10 | More by clayrock81
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

02-21-2013 20:01:16 | More by Hanzo
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JayQue

Virginia

3.69/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

11-11-2013 13:39:35 | More by JayQue
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

07-19-2014 23:56:21 | More by VeganUndead
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avisong

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

02-01-2014 03:32:30 | More by avisong
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LambicKing

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

12-01-2012 20:08:01 | More by LambicKing
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-07-2014 23:30:22 | More by Mattyb79
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MattSharpless

Virginia

3/5  rDev -14.5%

07-09-2014 20:31:59 | More by MattSharpless
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Zraly

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

11-23-2013 22:34:10 | More by Zraly
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AMCPhD

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-30-2014 20:55:45 | More by AMCPhD
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John_Beeryman

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

08-02-2014 19:07:10 | More by John_Beeryman
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ThomasAWilson2

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

03-11-2013 03:23:27 | More by ThomasAWilson2
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flyersfan900

Virginia

3/5  rDev -14.5%

03-31-2014 13:23:04 | More by flyersfan900
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VBWharfRat

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

08-11-2014 02:55:04 | More by VBWharfRat
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drt72

Virginia

4/5  rDev +14%

06-08-2013 19:00:30 | More by drt72
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VTWicked

Virginia

4/5  rDev +14%

02-10-2013 16:05:26 | More by VTWicked
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Cyrano41

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

08-05-2013 19:14:05 | More by Cyrano41
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JJStout83

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-04-2013 02:52:11 | More by JJStout83
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jgreenearrow

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

05-18-2013 12:17:42 | More by jgreenearrow
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Maltyduo

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-16-2013 18:26:56 | More by Maltyduo
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crwrunner

Virginia

3/5  rDev -14.5%

05-28-2013 01:53:52 | More by crwrunner
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Feel_the_Darkness

Virginia

4/5  rDev +14%

02-22-2014 19:46:06 | More by Feel_the_Darkness
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JCarey

Delaware

3.16/5  rDev -10%

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.

05-18-2014 15:49:59 | More by JCarey
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Murphy's Law Amber Ale from Smartmouth Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.