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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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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3.4
   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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
raymow (926) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2015
bottled - tastes like a strong, hoppy brown ale. Reddish brown in color. Slight hop aroma.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christpuncher (1634) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2015
super hoppy start with subtle roasted malt undertones. has a hoppy bitter fininsh. smells hoppy and slightly coffee. pours brown with a thin tan head. had this in a bottle at home.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LuckyDog (554) - - MAR 24, 2015
Font citrus notes. Moderate roast. Moderate bitterness. This is a great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevd193213 (898) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 21, 2015
On tap. Dark brown our with a thick frothy head. Aroma of bitter chocolate, black licorice, bourbon and faint vanilla. Medium body with a warming boozy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6094) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle, dark black brown, thick cream foam, aroma of licorice, flavor is licorice and tootsie roll, malty hop finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strangebrewer (946) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
bottle. Poured deep brown with a rocky tan head. Aroma of roasted malt packed with hops. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel with a tart resiny finish. Flavour of caramel malt, nutty with big herbal hops throughout. Never would have the high alcohol content.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (566) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Nutty malt aroma. Dark brown body with a reddish hue. Modest have inch head off white in color. Medium bitterness. Nutty malt carries over onto the taste buds. Bubbly and warming on the palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1954) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Growler gifted from my neighbor who didnít like coffee beers. While not a coffee beer per se, but it was was certainly a flavor note. Resinous hoppy, nutty, earthy, cocoa and coffee.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lb4lb (2569) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Pretty hoppy with nuttiness bordering on roasted malt. After a few sips this just feels more like a Black IPA, of which Iím not a fan. Just donít typically like the roasty malt with high dosage of bright hops. Itís like brushing your teeth and drinking a glass of orange juice....Just not a good combination.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (814) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Translucent dark brown, thick foamy head. nose is grapefruit, with malt in a head lock. Bitter. Middle is nuts, maple, malt, with some coco rolling around in there. Finish is bitter and long. Tasty.


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