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Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.83/5
Very Good
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:
#12,065
Reviews:
672
Ratings:
1,488
pDev:
10.97%
Bros Score:
4.08
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
163
Trade:
1
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3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this 12 oz. brown bottle into a Geordie Schooner. Best by Feb. 12. The body was a hazy dull orange/amber. The off white head was modest and faded to a spotty film.

The smell was lightly fruity. Fresh grains here too.

The taste was also fruity. There was more grainy sweetness here than bitterness - pretty balanced - as it should be in an APA.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied and finished smooth. Easy to drink.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy deep orange, one finger head

S-Lots of hops, very earthy with some pine.

T-Earthy pine, some citrus and decent amount of bitterness.

M-Light however it is a little flat.

O-Had about a year ago and thought it was a great APA and it still is, not the best out there but a a great go to.

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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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