Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale | Smuttynose Brewing Company

Smuttynose Shoals Pale AleSmuttynose Shoals Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.83/5
1,488 Ratings
Smuttynose Shoals Pale AleSmuttynose Shoals Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
smuttynose.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our interpretation of a classic English beer style is copper-colored, medium-bodied and pleasantly hopped. Its flavor is delightfully complex: tangy fruit at the start, with an assertive hop crispness and a long malty palate that one well-known beer writer has compared to the flavor of freshly-baked bread.

52 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-05-1998

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,373
Reviews:
671
Ratings:
1,488
pDev:
10.97%
Bros Score:
4.08
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
164
Trade:
2
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4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I enjoyed this Pale Ale during the Caps vs Pens game 5, Stanley Cup Playoffs. Caps win big and are still in the race. This was a good solid pale ale. The more I have from Smutty the more I like them. The beer had a warm amber color with a nice 1/2 " head-poured a little hard. It had a smokey smell with hints of grapefruit. The taste was deeper and smokier then some other pales I've had which I enjoyed a lot. A nice medium mouthfeel with a creamy head finish. This was a good, solid, easy drinking pale ale with more character and hoppy notes then most pale ales.

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Purchased as [part of a mixed 12 pack. Brewed with North American 2-Row, Carastan, C-60, Carahell, Carafa II Dehusked. Bittered with Cascade and Galena, flavor hopped with cascade.
OG=12.5° Plato, 5.3% ABV, 62 IBU's.
Pours out to a slightly hazy medium copper, forming a modest yellow head with very good retention and lacing. Carbonation is about 2.5 carbs or so. The nose has a English ESB hoppy fruitiness, but most interesting, reminds me of the dusty/mildewy smell of the old library of my hometown. There is a nice huskiness to the malt with the suggestion of biscuit malt, slightly fruity ferment and fruity hops. Very mild, but very nice. The mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied, satisfying feel and finish. The taste opens with the fruity floral hops, much more nuanced that Cascade would suggest. I would have guessed English hops and english yeast, but I am wrong. Quite interesting. Very light toffee, medium firm herbal bitterness and suggestion of toast into the finish. No off flavors. I think this would be killer with a touch of biscuit malt and 10 less IBU's.

This is a very nicely done beer with a touch more hops than you would expect for a english pale, or even an ESB, but it's a nicely rounded and balanced pale. Pleasantly surprised. I would probably buy this again.

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Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 1,488 ratings
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