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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
80
good

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 11.53%
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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3/5  rDev -13.5%

ShanePB, Aug 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Rhettroactive, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of clayrock81
3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

clayrock81, Nov 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

jmdrpi, Nov 15, 2014
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Hanzo, Feb 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

VeganUndead, Jul 20, 2014
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3.69/5  rDev +6.3%
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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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

AndrewMichael, Nov 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

MattSharpless, Jul 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

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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ThomasAWilson2, Mar 11, 2013
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Murphy's Law Amber Ale from Smartmouth Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.