Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale | Smuttynose Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
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
Ratings:
922
Reviews:
155
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
9.9%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
163
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 922 |  Reviews: 155
Photo of Zuidman
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of chinchill
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Engine 15 in JAX

Excellent clarity; very dark brown but not opaque. This came with a durable tan head that left excellent lacing.

Strong flavored for style; perhaps a tad more bitter than optimal.

Very smooth, some heat from the alcohol. Near medium body.

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Photo of Dasein11
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

Loved the thickness. Great carbonation.

So many flavors await your palate. I tasted Chocolate with some dirty earthy overtones. Almost stemmy. Nice sipping beer.

Enjoy with a beefy dish goes great with the heavier foods.

I prefer it super chilled.

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Photo of BMart
2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of mikefuski17
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Fettpopps
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Loco_Joe
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of hilgart1
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of NateMac13
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Lukass
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Tschnab
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of thecheapies
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Almost two fingers of tan foam crowns a dark mahogany brown. Almost opaque with cloudiness. Head retains excellently.

Big pine hop upfront with a pleasantly earthy toffee malt behind it. Notes of nutty chocolate, bocky dried fruit, and some fainter citrus. Great balanced aroma.

More pine hops with some citrus freshness, and at a massive level. Heaps over top of a roasty American brown ale, slashing at flavors of bitter chocolate, filberts, and burnt sugar. Quite hoppy and quite carbonated. Lots of opening bitterness. Finishes with fresh leafy hop electricity. The body is swishy, like a good IPA. The 8.4% is well-disguised; I can't believe this brew is packing this much punch. Kind of a palate masher with hop bitterness. Well done.

Good beer in a weak style. This is what every beer called a "Brown IPA" should taste like. Cheers!

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Photo of Matthew607
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Dark tanish brown with a nice foamy 12 inch head. Lots of lacing.

Smell - Roasted malts, Hops, brown sugar. molasses, Chocolate, nuts, mild coffee. A little caramel and toffee along with some vanilla, and earthy hops.

Taste - Starts out with a really nice mix of roasty, smoked malts, coffee, cocoa, chocolate and a nice bitter hoppy flavor. Very smooth with nice bold flavors. The sweetness is a dark chocolate, bold flavor, which works amazing with the malts adding a thick and smooth, velvet like taste. A little vanilla and brown sugars give some nice sweetness that works well with the malts. The hops work to add a bitter note along with some minor sweet fruits to balance.

Mouthfeel - Malts, chocolate and coffee nial the tongue and add bold flavors. Palate gets the hops along with some sugars. Aftertaste is malty, a little hop bitter and coffee infused.

Overall - I really enjoy this beer. Balanced, easy to drink and has simple, yet tasty flavors that work well together. The alcohol is masked way to well, drinks like a 5% beer so be careful!

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Photo of mjnyman
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

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

In a bottle the beer was a very dark brown color with a thick tan head. There was a good deal of lace.

Sweet caramel aroma. Some fruit. A lot of earthy hops.

The earthy hops predominated. Caramel and toffee taste. A bit of fruit.

A nice hoppy brown ale. That sounds contradictory, but it worked very well. Would drink this anytime.

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Photo of Judgie
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 922 ratings.
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