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RATINGS: 246   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! 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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3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Westchesterco (1163) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2013
roasty, citrus, earthy, brown, minimal head, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, flat, long finish, long finish,


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scarletfire65 (1001) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle at home. Deep brown pour with a huge chunky head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is chocolate, piney hops, char. Full bodied and viscous, creamy. Starts out just slightly sweet. Lots of chocolate, roasted malts, and pine needles. Finishes big and dry. Chocolatey hops linger into the far finish. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (435) - - JAN 11, 2015
Aroma is smoke, veggie, brandy. Appearance: Dark dark brown, white head, lasting. Taste: veggie, rum, barley, bread On tap at Blend. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4274) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2015
12oz bottle from Xroads drank the night of purchase. Poured a super dark blackish brown with a smaller to average foamy light beige head. Aroma is okay,notes of hoppy bright citrus notes, grapefruit citrus mostly, softer chocolate, some breads and crusts along with grains. Medium body, slightly syrupy, small tight bubbly carbonation and a lingering bitterness with that syrupy mouthfeel remaining. Flavor is the same as the aroma but bolstered up and more in your face especailly the hoppiness. Good good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a dark brown color with decent opacity. The head is about three fingers high, and mocha in shade. Retention is good, leaving behind plenty of sticky lace on the glass. S: At first, this brings a strong note of citrusy, pineapple-y hops - maybe a bit of pine, as well. Once it opens up, while it never loses the hop profile, it becomes very chocolaty. Let it open up even further, and the pine takes over. Hoppy browns donít always do it for me, but when they do, Iíd want them to smell like this. Nice work. T: The hop profile hits the palate first. Thereís a ton of grapefruit, pineapple, and orange peel to start and a more piny bitterness to end it. Iím also getting a gentle roasted quality on its finish, too: this helps to balance out the chocolaty middle and hop bitterness some. Itís balanced quite well, in the sense that the hops and malts are very well intertwined within each other. Ultimately though - subverting the classical definition of íbalanceí - the hops win out, but not unpleasantly by any means. M: Very light for 8.4%. That, and the sweetness doesnít linger excessively - what does linger are some hop resins. Even without intense carbonation, this goes down really easy. O: Yum. Hoppy browns/porters can be pretty hit-or-miss, but this one works very effectively. Itís all about the integration of flavors - nothing here really clashes. That, and itís superbly easy to drink. Letís just say Iím pretty glad I bought a six pack of this stuff.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Berard (356) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Draft. Pours brownish black with thin white head. Tasty brown with nice hop bite but limited complexity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rollerton (104) - SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle from SB. Pours almost ni head. Aroma is roasted and earthy, taste is also roasted. A very good brown ale, very complex and balanced!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopmaestro (252) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
Aroma is down to the earthier spectrum of pine, malts and light hops. Taste is also from the darker spectra and notes of malt, earth, a little sweetness together with a mature hoppy sensation. You feel like an old farmer relaxing after a hard days work out in the fields when drinking this. ABV is pretty high and is noticeable, but not disturbing. Well, I guess this is how itís done? Smuttynose knows their stuff, even if this isnít my favorite style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17904) - MalmŲ, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2918) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5932) - Phoenix, Arizona, 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 ... thereís 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)


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