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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thicksuds (445) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtdewa1 (374) - rome, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Reddish brown pour, one finger khaki head. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, vanilla,pine and some hop presence. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, vanilla and a touch of hops at end. Oily thicker mouthfel. Very good for a newer style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bubblehouse (546) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Interesting to say the least is both hoppy and has a slight caramel flavor. Good aroma. Not my thing but its good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (4212) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Amber colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Chocolate, vanilla, some spices, malt, cookies.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, cocoa, citrus, hops, caramel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroSpud (1755) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a tan head and plenty of lacing left in the glass. Pretty decent hop aromas. Caramel malt notes quickly obscured by citrus and pine hop flavors which are always welcome. Would defintely consider this as more of an IPA that happens to be brown than a brown ale. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scarletfire65 (1005) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle at home. Deep brown pour with a huge chunky head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is chocolate, piney hops, char. Full bodied and viscous, creamy. Starts out just slightly sweet. Lots of chocolate, roasted malts, and pine needles. Finishes big and dry. Chocolatey hops linger into the far finish. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (441) - - JAN 11, 2015
Aroma is smoke, veggie, brandy. Appearance: Dark dark brown, white head, lasting. Taste: veggie, rum, barley, bread On tap at Blend. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4282) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2015
12oz bottle from Xroads drank the night of purchase. Poured a super dark blackish brown with a smaller to average foamy light beige head. Aroma is okay,notes of hoppy bright citrus notes, grapefruit citrus mostly, softer chocolate, some breads and crusts along with grains. Medium body, slightly syrupy, small tight bubbly carbonation and a lingering bitterness with that syrupy mouthfeel remaining. Flavor is the same as the aroma but bolstered up and more in your face especailly the hoppiness. Good good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a dark brown color with decent opacity. The head is about three fingers high, and mocha in shade. Retention is good, leaving behind plenty of sticky lace on the glass. S: At first, this brings a strong note of citrusy, pineapple-y hops - maybe a bit of pine, as well. Once it opens up, while it never loses the hop profile, it becomes very chocolaty. Let it open up even further, and the pine takes over. Hoppy browns donít always do it for me, but when they do, Iíd want them to smell like this. Nice work. T: The hop profile hits the palate first. Thereís a ton of grapefruit, pineapple, and orange peel to start and a more piny bitterness to end it. Iím also getting a gentle roasted quality on its finish, too: this helps to balance out the chocolaty middle and hop bitterness some. Itís balanced quite well, in the sense that the hops and malts are very well intertwined within each other. Ultimately though - subverting the classical definition of íbalanceí - the hops win out, but not unpleasantly by any means. M: Very light for 8.4%. That, and the sweetness doesnít linger excessively - what does linger are some hop resins. Even without intense carbonation, this goes down really easy. O: Yum. Hoppy browns/porters can be pretty hit-or-miss, but this one works very effectively. Itís all about the integration of flavors - nothing here really clashes. That, and itís superbly easy to drink. Letís just say Iím pretty glad I bought a six pack of this stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Berard (357) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Draft. Pours brownish black with thin white head. Tasty brown with nice hop bite but limited complexity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rollerton (106) - SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle from SB. Pours almost ni head. Aroma is roasted and earthy, taste is also roasted. A very good brown ale, very complex and balanced!

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