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Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.94/5
Very Good
922 Ratings
Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown AleSmuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Maxwell on 12-21-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,589
Reviews:
155
Ratings:
922
pDev:
9.9%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
162
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 922 |  Reviews: 155
Photo of DMcGirr
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dee4maine
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mtnwesdew
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of edificio5
2.5/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Bebum
3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy copper, fine mousse, tight covering lace.
Full body, intense and dense flavor, hot mouthfeel, lingering palate with delicious finish.
Moderately high bittersweet, perfect acidity.
Roasty, malty, yeasty and hoppy.
Delicious, grows on you.

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Photo of thisXwar
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Roberto11232
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of priceisalright
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Dirk_Chappelle
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bnes09
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really hoppy. Dank, soap like hops. Too hoppy in fact for my taste. Lacks the classic smooth dark qualities of a well crafted brown ale. Still good for what it is.

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Photo of farrago
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Two fingers of light brown foam lift upwards into an even surface, good density helps retention, likewise it displays noticeably thick and long lacing. The liquid is opaque and a deep brown, can’t say it’s cloudy per se but it also isn’t clear, a few scattered tiny bubbles can be seen within. At first the nose is like someone smushed a chocolate cake in your face, lots of roast and charred coffee too, over time you normalize into pine sap, orange zest and wet leafy matter, any fruit comes off as muddled, a mix of cherry, apricot or apple fruit, overall has broad pungency. Medium to full-bodied with a creamy mouth feel, all that chocolaty and caramelly goodness meets with even bigger pine and citrus here, a real nice mano-a-mano event. The coffee aspect evokes an acidic nature and naturally segues into earthiness. Hoppy sting at the finish. Here the slight cola, licorice character tilts the fruit towards darker cherry, berry. Sweet and bitter tango really well and makes for a very smooth drinking experience. Has some alcoholic kick but not so as to detract from flavor intensity or focus.

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Photo of Johnsfolly
4.47/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nicely balanced for an over-hopped brown. Go USA!

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Photo of hop_junkie
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ledouge
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tone
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, mahogany color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, floral hops, hint of pine, hint of roasted malt, hint of spice, and a hint of yeast. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong roasted malt, sweet malt, slight pine, hint of hops, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, the balance is pro-malt, good body and appearance, but the aroma is average at best.

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Photo of probert
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Calabash
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Icemann383
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrokenEdge
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

This is an example of a time where I had an expectation for a beer and I had to let it go and review it as it was. I expected this to be like a more piney Old Brown Dog, but I got...I'm not sure what. Very dark brown with a reddish tint, thin and bubbly head like soda, hardly any lacing to speak of. Smells like deeply roasted malt, burnt toast, and just generally musty and earthy. Taste is strange to me. Burnt and charred flavors are prominent with hints of chocolate, some hoppy bitterness mostly on the finish. No overt alcohol taste but a slight warming feel, I actually had no idea the ABV was this high until I was almost finished with it. Feel is excellent, very smooth and creamy, with lingering burnt/bitter flavors after the finish. Between the feel of the beer and the flavors, this could almost pass as a milk stout. Overall it isn't what I was hoping it would be, but it's still a solid beer and certainly not like anything I've had before.

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Photo of direwolf00
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mike22ne
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark ruby brown with a decent head and lacing all the way down. Smells like hops, dark spicy and piney notes. Taste is definitely hop-forward, but not too bitter. Keeps a lot of the nice brown caramel maltiness to go along with a hop-resin feel. Very smooth and slightly syrupy, maybe due to the alcohol content.

Hoppy brown ales are one of my favorite uncommon styles, and I do like this one! Very tasty and different from the typical malt-focused brown ale style, but without letting the hop bitterness overpower and turn it into a "brown IPA".

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Photo of AC-Mivsek
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours dark brown, ruby hints, big pillow off white head
S-Equal parts hops and dark malts
T-Assertive hop flavor throughout although heavily backed up by sweet dark malt
M-Full body, medium carbonation,hops stick around with a slightly resinous quality
O-This beer is as unique ad it is complex. Big hops and so very malty. Another quality offering from Smuttynose. I've never had a bad beer from them.

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Photo of rderedin
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 922 ratings
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