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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.

auerbrau's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9570) - 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 (800) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 25, 2015
Caoba oscuro, densa espuma marfil. Aromas de caramelo, toffee, y lķpulo 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 (7312) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (1686) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2015
Deep brown with garnet hues. Nose is light piney hops, brown sugar, molasses, toasted malt, cola, and faint roast. Flavor is light sweet pine, cocoa, mild brown sugar, and a dry, nutty roast finish. Lingering dry roast/coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2091) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
This really didnít do anything for me, like rather than mixing the best of both worlds they canceled each other out, leaving just a mishmash of flavors. I mean, it tastes good but Iíd rather have a nut brown or an IPA. And Iím a huge fan of experimentation and mash-ups.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4132) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2015
12 oz bottle. Brown with a good sized beige head. Aroma is of cocoa, oranges, toast, toffee, pine, and tangerine. Taste is of chocolate, pine, bitter florals, toffee, and citrus.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (4307) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2015
Bottle. The look is clear, a beige head, reddish brown in color. The smell is hops, malt, alcohol, chocolate, balanced, pine, great. The taste is more of the same, bitterness, alcohol. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ContemplateBeer (1658) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 9, 2015
Aroma: Actually reminds me a bit of a mint julep; nutty, caramel malts meet mint; woody notes and a bit of citrus. Appearance: Rich, hazy brown with a foamy tan head that fades into a mostly still skin. Flavor: Caramel and nuttiness up front meets with a more citrus-centric hop presence; bitter orange jam and chocolate loaf meet up at the finish. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Wouldnít drink this everyday, but an interesting concept with able execution.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (768) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - APR 9, 2015
Pours brown - in fact the brownest brown Iíve ever had. Very little of the typical reddish hue. Foamy off-white head that stays long. Moderate lacing. Nose is malty and sweet with notes of raisin, citrus, cocoa, and roasted nuts. Taste is quite bitter as one might expect for an IPA, but surprising if youíre expecting something like a typical brown. Thin to medium body. Mild carbonation. This is a pleasant, very drinkable brew. Iíd take this over a Newcastle any day of the week and six times on Sunday.

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