Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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! 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 (483) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HourGlass13 (334) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Pours a dark brown mahogany color, with a thick frothy tan head. Aroma is maple syrup, malt, and a slight note of pine hops. Taste is very malty with a nutty cherry wood flavor coming through. Sticky syrup like feel. Slight hop presence. Very well balanced. Good easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freekyp (1673) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2015 An awesome amalgam of dry spicy IPA and malty barley wine flavors. Malty but not caramelly, this one is far more earthy, like an amped up brown ale with an aggressive dose of English high alpha hops. Very nutty finish. This redhead leaves her sticky lace draped cross the glass and has a long sassy hop spice fade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
michael_bb (1) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 13, 2015 does not count
From bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with big foamy beige head. Medium bodied. Very sweet aroma with hints of raisins, liquorice, toffee. Strong alcohol taste, a bit sweet but mostly bitter. First impression was very good, mostly because of the strong aroma

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3867) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle camping in France. Brown pour, thin off-white head. Aroma of nuts, toffee, fruits, some spices and a bit of bread. Flavor is quite bitter fruity hops and nice thick nutty malts. Great balance, unique brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (1966) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Pours a brown color with off-white head. Caramel malt, some pine, and roast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with malt and hop notes, a little brown sugar sweetness too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
androman (976) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2015
On tap at beertemple, amsterdam. Body is hazy brown, head is big, brownish, rocky, fully lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is malty brown sugar, flavor is caramel, brown sugar, vegetables, light spices, leather, earth, cocoa. Medium to heavy sweet, medium roasty bitter. Finish is medium lasting roasty medium bittersweet. Full body, dry sticky texture, average carbonation. Easy dessert beer, quite easy, tasty, great one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aggiebob (333) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle: Dark reddish brown with a thin head that quickly dissipated. The aroma is malt, floral and citrus. The flavor is hoppy and roasted malts. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scotty001 (386) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2015
Poured deep reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma of sweet berries and light chocolate. Medium body, flavour is medium sweet, reasonable amount of liquorice, dry and sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerRenter76 (303) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Clear, but deep brown body, the cap has settled to a thin filmy ring. Aromas of citrus hops and caramel. Flavor is much the same as the aromas with the caramel malts losing out to the hops. Nice slightly bitter finish, good roast. Overall a rather nice beer from Smuttynose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ordybill (695) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass This is not my favorite Smuttynose offering. I was impressed with the "durty" brown murky color but I thought the flavor was overpowering.

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