Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale | Smuttynose Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,487 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
Ratings:
1,487
Reviews:
671
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
10.94%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
163
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,487 |  Reviews: 671
Photo of zuter
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of craftbeersweden
3.17/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Dark amber, hazy, with a one finger high head.

Nose: Nothing to write home about... Dried fruit, toffee, caramel malt, dark syrup and pine.
Taste: Dried fruit, resin, grass, malt, a bit of citrus and some bread.
Mouth: Medium body and carbonation. Prettyy easy drinking. A light bitterness.

I think this is a great "dinnerbeer" because it doesen'r run the show. It sits quiet in the back.
To just drink and fell a great beer... Choose another beer, but to a diner with friends - Great!

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Photo of chris657
4.69/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Songminx2
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Veejuh
4.69/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This rating is for a fresh one

I have never had zombie dust or any of the ultra rare 'legendary' pale ales, but of all of the fine craft pale ales I have had this one is my favorite (above MO and Peeper).

I consider this (fresh) to be the king, it has everything in perfect proportions for a pale ale.

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Photo of billybob
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wander4
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hop_junkie
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cgraham
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mojo
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PJCarnell
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nuebs
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer21
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PatGreer
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oidmoe
3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gardner254
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of edmiglia
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drmeto
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L:
-pours a slightly hazy amber-red with a medium to big, frothy, beige head
-lots of particles visible
-low to medium carbonation visible
S:
-earthy,caramel,toffee,grapefruit,pine,peach
T:
-resin,caramel,toffee,grassy,grapefruit,pine,peach,toasty
-high bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
-Probably to hoppy for a true-to-style English PA, but still very good

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Photo of FrancisM12
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hophugger
3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IamDrunkfromBeer
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jyacco15
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TimWakimika
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rwilbur3
4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 1,487 ratings.
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