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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 55   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! 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.

auerbrau's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
auerbrau (3197) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2013
On tap at Prime 16 - New Haven, CT. Aroma is a green, bristly raw hop resin on the catty side. The palate is a clash of the titans, dark brown malts against a rough, coarse hoppiness. Iím not digging the hop profile and the malt profile gets buried by it. Dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (2416) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle at home. Aroma of malt, caramel, nuts, tropical fruits, citrus, pine resin, grass, hint of chocolate, hops. Flavour is moderate sweet with a medium bitter finish. Body is medium to full, excellent balance. A lovely smooth and heavy caramel nutty hoppy fruity Brown Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2015

Draught @ BeerTemple, Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 250, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012 RR.

[ As Smuttynose Durty ].
Clear dark red brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, bread, dark malt, caramelized malt, light caramelized maple syrup, moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, caramel, caramelized malt, dark malt, light caramelized maple syrup. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light light alcoholic. [20150923]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4532) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Rated on 9-13-2015. This bottled beer, best by 06/17/15, forms a small beige head with a lengthy retention, copper transparent body, lively, fast rising carbonation observed, and a fair amount of lacing. This beerís aroma is roasted malt, light hops and some chocolate. The flavor is semi-sweet, roasted malt and chocolate. This beer is light-medium bodied. A quaffable easy drinking beer that has a light roasted aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
corby112 (2704) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Pours a very cloudy and very dark brown color thatís almost black with a 2.5 finger frothy beige head. Great retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap. Chunks of soapy lacing left behind. Surprisingly hop forward aoma with grassy resins and hop oils. Floral with pine needle, grass and spruce tips. This aggressive hop presence overpowers the brown ale notes a bit too much but there is some caramel malt sweetness along with hints of chocolate and subtle roast underneath. On the lighter end of medium bodied and tastes very similar to the aroma. Very hop forward with resinous hop bitterness dominating the flavor. Dry and floral with grassy hop and sticky pine needle flavor lingering over a slightly roasted malt backbone into a dry finish. Hop profile is kind of one dimensional and the malts are impossible to pick up until it warms up considerably. After a while there is subtle toffee, caramel and chocolate malt sweetness along with burnt toast and coffee bean.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abijen (2191) - ís-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2015
Donker rood met een goede beige schuim kraag. Ruikt fruitig, zoet, autodrop, snoepjes. Smaakt drop, fruitig, zoet. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (7810) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 24, 2015
Keg at the beer temple. Pours deep brown, nose is crystal malt, toffee, roasted, taste is sweet toffee, dry, chewy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (18514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 24, 2015
Keg at the beer temple... Dark red brown... Small white head... Soft sweet toffee fruit malt nose... Soft sweet toffee malts... Sweet red malts

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (8083) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2015
Draft at Beer Temple. Pours hazy brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, fruity hops and overripe dark fruits. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Over medium bodied with a fairly thick mouthfeel and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5215) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 13, 2015
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy with a frothy top light brown colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque except at the edges black brown colored body and a spiderweb lacing. The mild aroma was medicinal musty and mild vinous. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering vinous aftertaste. The tasty flavor contained notes of pumpkin vinous burnt malt and dark malt. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goodgrief (1907) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Dark chestnut color with thin frothy head. Deep nutty aroma. Sweet brown ale nuttiness with some toasted caramel malt. This one strikes me more as a hoppy brown ale than a black IPA...and I like it that way. Some pine hoppiness gives a nice balance to the malty/nutty sweetness. Rich mouthfeel, coating but not cloying. I like this one.

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