Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 97   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
Now known as Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale

Smuttynose is proud to introduce our eighteenth Short Batch Beer, "Durty," a brown IPA! There’s no denying that IPA is king of the craft beer world right now. The style is getting so popular that even the big brewers are attempting their own versions, while IPA sub-styles, like session IPA, double IPA, white IPA and black IPA, continue to be created and defined. Brown IPAs combine the caramel and nutty-biscuity flavors of a brown ale, with an American IPA-sized does of hops; it’s pretty straight-forward, but pretty delicious. On to the beer...Durty is a big beer (8.4% abv, 55 IBU) packed full of big hops. We’ve used Polaris, a new German high alpha variety for bittering, followed by American hop icon, Nugget, for the flavor additions and finally, a boatload of Simcoe post-fermentation for dry-hopping. The malt selection isn’t too different from Old Brown Dog, but it’s a bit heavier on the nutty character and dark cocoa notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (1189) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2016
Restrained aroma in a brown black pour. Blanaced flavor with sweet body and a sustained ’alcohol’ finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (5907) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2016
Bottle. Best by 5/10/16. Brown pour with tan head. Light herbal, red, rye, hoppy aromas. Sweet malty, herbal, light rye and hop notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (1273) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Pours a reddish brown color with a moderate frothy beige head. Rich toasted malt flavor with herbal hop notes. Rich complex roasted malt flavor. Spicy hops and cocoa notes. Peppery hop notes in finish. Boozy coffee liqueur notes as well. Quite nice is this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mfoucher (1) - Setauket, New York, USA - APR 8, 2016 does not count
Most drinkable 8.4 ABV I ever tasted. Subtle coffe aroma, nice malt, not too bitter and not too fruity. Be careful with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5100) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Bottle from Perfect Pour. Nice dark brown body with medium, mocha head. Nose is of malts, dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is hoppy with chocolate and spicy kick. Lots of fun and a lasting, warming finish. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (6010) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2016
Poured a lighter brown with a beige head. Aroma was of herbal and citrusy hops and caramel. Flavor similar, not a huge fan of this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
N3lson1 (823) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Drank from a pint glass poured from a twelve ounce bottle, purchased at Bourbon Street Liquors in Califon, Nj. Smells like a Smuttynose. Nice and tasty for a hoppy brown ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5303) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 7, 2016
The beer pours dark brown with a deep tab head. The aroma has deep toasted malt, mild coffee, nuttiness and some earth hops. It has a big rich body that’s velvet with super soft carbonation. The taste has rich walnuts, toasty malt, cream and that touch of coffee from the aroma. The finish shows some hops that are woody/earthy. Really solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinfull (1313) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Dark, brown color. One-finger, off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt , nuts and tropical fruits. Balanced taste , where moderate, malty sweetness changes in hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (613) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2016
Aroma: chocolate, roasty, caramel, bread, Appearance: amber with a beige head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, Delicious

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