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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.

auerbrau's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
auerbrau (3166) - 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. I’m not digging the hop profile and the malt profile gets buried by it. Dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3570) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2014
bottle - Pours dark brown and has an aroma of resinous hops and caramel malt. It tastes similar with plenty of bitterness and a tasty toasted caramel malt body. Bitterness lingers. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (3667) - Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Poured dark brown with aromas of toffee, caramel, hops, plight pine and some roast. Flavors matched the aromas, toffee, and hops. decent, big abv though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joakgust (872) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle. Clear brown amber beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, citrus, herbs, nuts and pine needles. Flavor is spicy with notes of caramel, citrus, nuts and herbs. Great balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2250) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle. Moderate to heavy cereal, toasted and milk chocolate for the malt, moderate herbs for the hops, dough and mushrooms for the yeast, with wood and toffee in the background. Head is average to large, frothy/creamy turning rocky, beige, with excellent crusty and thick lacing and is fully lasting. Color is slightly hazy and sparkling dark brown. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic, and heavily bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium,creamy, with a lively carbonation and a lightly astringent finish. Starts off like an average tasting Brown Ale, but the bitter finish puts this American Strong Ale in a class by itself.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cool_Bond (1339) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2014
Decent fruity aroma. Fruity taste with still some light alcohol in it. Good bitterness that sits down in front of the mouth for a long time. There’s something about this beer that makes me disappointed. Not quite sure what. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jojojam (65) - Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Brown color 2 finger head. Head hangs around. Lacing. Taste is soft with a far roastyness with a hoppy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerSkull (1289) - SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2014
(Bottle). A bit smoky and sweet fragrance with aromas of roasted malt and hops. Distinct taste of malt, sweet dark toffee and hops. Luckily raises the abundant flavors of hops the otherwise quite sweet and caramel-like taste. "American Strong Ale" is normally not something I like but this beer is really good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rollinsr (383) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUN 25, 2014
Pours a deep and cloudy brown with lots of sediment. Head is tan and very thick. Aroma is mainly sweet caramel malts with dark prune and fig notes. Flavor is very pruney with some effervescent qualities and a lasting bitter smokey tinge that takes over the palate. It’s sweet, fruity, bitter, nutty and smokey all packed into one enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lopisar (194) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2014
Dark brown color with tan head. The hoppy aroma surprises there is also some chocolate. Good bitterness and malty taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
docsteigs (527) - Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2014
I wouldn't call this a hoppy beer, but it is good. Aroma is caramel and mildly toasty. Taste is on the sweet/malty side but pleasantly so. Finish is a bit thin for a beer of this gravity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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