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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Now known as Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale

Smuttynose is proud to introduce our eighteenth Short Batch Beer, "Durty," a brown IPA! Thereís 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; itís 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. Weíve 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 isnít too different from Old Brown Dog, but itís a bit heavier on the nutty character and dark cocoa notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5022) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Nice crisp brown coloured body that is slightly clear at the bottom, with a two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of pungent resinous hops, pine, alcohol, roasted malt, belgian yeast and somehow even more deeply pungent hops. Medium-bodied; Deep roasted malt flavour with some nuts and earth noticeable, all with a lot of hops overhead and a good pine and grapefruit flavour. Aftertaste shows a good balance of roasted malts coupled with some bright hops and a pleasant sweet and deep coffee flavour at the finish. Overall, a nicely layered and complex beer for the style with a lot of hops (pungent, too) with a good and robust malt profile. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 17-May-2015 for US$1,99 sampled at home in Washington on 30-May-2015.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Padron4KM (633) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2015
12 oz bottle.
Deep chestnut brown, thin beige head, minimal lace.
Aroma is sweet and rich, caramel, toffee, nutty, alcohol, but then there are some resiny notes in there too. Flavor starts sweet, brown sugar, caramel, alcohol, but finishes with a nice hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jabah (180) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Pretty much what the description says....a hoppy strong/double brown ale. I usually find these stronger browns in the 8% plus range on the sweeter side, or not balanced that great. The extra hops here helps to solve that problem. Almost like a winter-style IPA. Has a darker brown appearance with a semi-frothy tan head. I would get this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arn8897 (123) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Pours brown with a tan head. Aromas of caramel and candied hops. Flavors of caramel and toasty, bread and some, spruce, citrus. Nice beer for a hot day. Medium to light mouth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (1710) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Nutty and carmel favors. Leans sweet. Clear brown color. Hops balance sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
e303 (200) - - MAY 15, 2015
Lots and lots of candied hops. Like caramel hops. It's weird. Don't know that I've ever had anything like this before. I like it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shigadeyo (3192) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2015
4/04/2015 (draught at The Littlefield in Cincinnati) and 5/14/2015 (bottle): Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale... Aroma is caramelized malt, brown sugar, tea, and some hard candy orange citrus with a touch of resin. Hazy brunette color with a thick and frothy beige-colored head thatís lasting. Malty and rich, but not too much. The hops come through right away and are crisp in the middle along with some tea, leather, cedar, and root beer . Thereís a good dose of earthy, citrus, and herbal/resin hop flavor and bitterness in the dry, caramel finish (thereís a touch of nutty coffee as the beer warms as well). Medium-full body, smooth, good mouthfeel. Iíve had this on tap and then found a 6-pack. On tap, this beer is more malty and sweet whereas more of the hops comes through from the bottled version. Although they seem a bit different between the formats, I definitely like them both quite a bit. Quite complex and gets even better as it warms. This is a really good hoppy brown ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsmerig (1325) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Pours a cloudy mahogany with a dark tan head. Aroma of maple syrup malt and slight note of pine hops. Taste is very malty with a bit of toasted notes mixing with hops for a subtle but noticeable bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (3076) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
(Smuttynose Short Batch #18 Durty) Bottle 355 ml at home, as Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale. Served into a teku glass, ABV 8.4% Brown coloured body with a tall and thick beige head sittig on top. Very good retention, it leaves medium lacing on the glass after it has collapsed. Nice aroma with toffee, light coffee, alcohol, vanilla. Taste follows, light alcohol, vanilla, light coffee, some chocolate, hops, mildly bitter with a long aftertaste. Medium body, good carbonation. Very nice, I didnít expect it to be that good,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9642) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2015
On tap. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Caramel, chocolate, roasty, and pine.

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