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RATINGS: 239   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! 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Senap (374) - Uppsala, - MAY 23, 2014
Otroligt smakrik, mörk färg. Ganska söt och relativt besk. Hmm, en öl som är intensiv upplevelse. För dig som vill ha lite mer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16932) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby brown color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty chocolate hoppy bitter flavor. Has a slightly roasted malty hoppy bitter chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2805) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of pine, hops, and some caramel. Caramel and milk chocolate undertones with a burst of citrus, pine, and hop bitterness. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5832) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle. Durty indeed. Muddy, rusty brown with a big junkyard pile of foam on top. The aroma, flavor and texture of this all deliver just as the title would suggest ... there’s the citric hoppiness of an American ale, just riding the wavecrest of a at-its-core toffee-based, caramel brown ale. (#5741, 9/15/2014)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikeyo1 (236) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle @ home. Amazingly creamy and compact medium sized beige head. Long lasting and with nice lacing. Brown color with some yeast particles. Hoppy, fruity and resinous aroma of oranges, pineapple & pine needles, nuts, toffee, milk chocolate. Medium bodied. Taste is bitter up front and then finishes with plenty of sharp orange-peel-like + coffee-roasted bitterness.It Taste of pineapple, toffee, orange peel, nuts, earth, dark bread and dark chocolate. But most flavors are overshadowed very soon by the assertive bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
katrinaez (67) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Honestly can’t Remember exactly what I was planning to write for this. I apologize. ?...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2556) - NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
As Smuttynose Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale at Oliver Twist Stockholm, april 19th 2014. Unclear brown body with a nice big beige head. Aroma of toffee, roast, burned malt. Taste of burned malt and chocolate, quite pleasant, with dark fruit and a light roasty finish. Hoppy bitterness, roasted chocolate aftertaste. Good complexity, a well crafted beer. 

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3584) - 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 (3768) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HULK777 (373) - - AUG 17, 2014
Nice apperance. Bread, marmelade, cola, and licorice aroma. Spicy flavor containing dark bread and licorice. Burnt aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joakgust (920) - 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.

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