Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale | Smuttynose Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
921 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
Ratings:
921
Reviews:
154
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
9.9%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
163
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 921 |  Reviews: 154
Photo of WickedBeer
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wiffler27
4.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pours a reddish/brown with a thick head.

smell is great, some aspects of IPA/brown ale/porter/stout. deep malt and sweet hops.

taste leads with chocolate notes and finishes bitter. nice take on a brown ale, clearly a hopped up brown ale. nice big bold brown ale. i still prefer DFH Indian Brown Ale but this is a bigger beer than that. still a damn good beer. a lively brown ale, drinks MUCH easier than 8.4%. a hoppy brown ale, and i like it a lot.

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Photo of TheBishopco
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of m3rkury
4.58/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks brownie/black with a nice light head.

Smell is chocolate roast with floral notes from the hops.

Taste is chocolate with tobacco enveloped by hop resin but well balanced in terms of bitterness.

An adventurous take on brown ale but one worth taking.

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Photo of kculrich
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 12oz. bottle, best by 06/16/16 which, I guess, means it was bottled a couple of weeks ago.

Pours a deep, dark chestnut-brown-almost-black, with warm, caramel highlights and a vast sloppy head of loose, creamy foam that never really entirely fades away completely.

Smells yeasty, like bread rising, orange zest, warm, clean, and spicy-sweet.

The taste is a subtle, bitter-sweet balance between lightly toasted, sweet malt, brown sugar and dried fruit upfront with dark, earthy chocolate, bitter coffee and spicy hops lingering on the palate. The 8.4% abv is well hidden and only really manifests in a nice, faint hoppy vapor after the swallow.

Feels light and crisp, amply carbonated, mouth-coating but not at all overbearing.

A very-most tasty beverage! I bought this as part of a mixed sixer at my local Hannafords - what happy times we live in when a man can just stroll into his local supermarket and purchase an excellent beer such as this along with his kleenex and chicken thighs!

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Photo of Zazzi82
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jackjaffar
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rlee1390
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not much of the brown ale comes through. The hops are rather present, mainly earthy, dirt and pine. The beer tastes more of a black IPA than a brown ale. A tad, very slightly watery though.

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Photo of fscottkey
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: [4.25] Dark brown, almost coffee colored beer. Has nise red hues when held up to the light. The beer has a finger of tan head that is comprised of mostly smaller bubbles so it looks creamy. The bottle ist imprinted with the ABV (8.4%) and a best by date (05/16/16).

S: [3.50] Cocoa, hazelnuts, brown sugar.

T: [3.75] Bitter chocolate, hazelnut, sweetness from the malts that swaps right into a nice hoppy finish.

M: [4.00] The beer is smooth and creamy feeling. It has i like the richness of the brown ale transitioning into a hoppy conclusion. It all plays well on the palate.

O: [3.75] This is a nice combination of Brown Ale with some hop character to back it up. I really like Dogfish head India Brown Ale. This was not quite at the same level as that beer but it is still really enjoyable. It has a nice mouthfeel and goes down easily. The nose is a little lacking on oomph but overall this is worth getting again.

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Photo of 2ellas
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.11/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, bottled on date has smeared and chipped away, as with the printed abv. A new one to me from Smuttynose, acquired a single bottle as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. "Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale"

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a deep dark ruddy caramel body, nearly opaque in the glass. Thick & murky appearance. Less than a finger of frothy off-white / ecru head that leaves okay spotty lacing. Looks good, all things considered.

S - A woodsy, musty aroma. Dry earthy grassy hops, caramel malts, notes of roast / burnt / char. Strange and musty, and not entirely characteristic of a good hoppy brown ale. Notes of barrel, must, band-aid, and alcohol fumes come through. Not awful, but not great.

T - Taste follows the nose: a harsh roasty bitterness / burnt flavor, brought on by the malts here. Notes of caramel, chocolate, & tea leaves. The hops are dry, earthy, & piney, but noticeable overpowered by the burnt flavors of the malts. Burnt aftertaste. A sort of dark fruit sweetness begins to creep forth as the beer warms.

M - Feel is smooth & fluid. Bitter & burnt finish.

Overall, not awful, but definitely not good. Works for me as a warming beer on a cold winter night. Not something I would seek out or try again.

Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale -----3/5.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sdwiseman23
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kkmiller76
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a brown body with large head and some lace patches. Mostly a grassy, dry hop aroma with some roasted malts that border on toasted w/ burnt chocolate. A strong beer, the booze seeps through a little, balances dryness from the roasted malts and bitter, citric hops along with hints of sweetness (caramel and chocolate). Decent beer and worth trying if you like brown ales and want to try one that is stronger/hoppier.

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Photo of DoubleMalt
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First impression - another great, slightly sweet nut brown ale. But then a little bitter hoppiness starts to play in the back of your mouth. Very drinkable considering the 8.4ABV.
An enjoyable brew. Considering the location of the brewery and the quality of this beer, I am putting this on my bucket list of breweries to visit.

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Photo of chavinparty
4.47/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zotzot
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown, clear
Good glass residue
Nice dark candy taste

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Photo of tempest
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

We could probably call this a Black IPA. There's a bready chocolate flavor and aroma up front, then juicy citrus hops roll in. It's sort of like a dark fruit cake with orange peel. Good balance between the malts and hops, which is always tricky. And I like the weight for the 8.4% strength. I could have a second if I was inclined, check it out.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.32/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lovindahops
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MasterRigger
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenBreeg
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 921 ratings.
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