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RATINGS: 300   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! 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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thicksuds (448) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2014 I think this is a black IPA...a bit boozy, but this beer has alot going on, a unique flavor I have never tasted, sort of like a black IPA with some different flavors going on, more like a strong porter, but hoppy, with a super bitter finish, and real hoppy, such a strong hop profile. Really solid. Its like a mix between a barleywine and a porter, and its done right.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arn8897 (121) - 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 (1700) - 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 (197) - - 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 (3180) - 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 that’s 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 . There’s a good dose of earthy, citrus, and herbal/resin hop flavor and bitterness in the dry, caramel finish (there’s a touch of nutty coffee as the beer warms as well). Medium-full body, smooth, good mouthfeel. I’ve 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 (1323) - 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 (3054) - 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 didn’t expect it to be that good,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9588) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larryLSB (456) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
12 oz poured into a New Belgium chalice. Dark brown with a slight reddish hue. Good sized tan head that quickly dissipated. Nice nose of chocolate malt and grapefruit, complex. Taste is balanced, has that cola like feel. Medium bodied with a bit of a creamy texture, good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (838) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 25, 2015
Caoba oscuro, densa espuma marfil. Aromas de caramelo, toffee, y lúpulo afretado. Cuerpo y textura maltosa con sabor lupulado de mandarina y resinas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7362) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2015
12oz bottle pours with a mahogany colored body that supports a thin tan head. The modest aroma offers up earthy tea, some chocolate, a bit of roasted malts and then faint somewhat vague hoppiness. The taste starts with chocolate malts and a sliver of fruity citrus and then it picks up earthy tea hops that quickly climb into resiny pine like hop bitterness. Roasted malts move forward toward the finish. This is working well.

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