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RATINGS: 228   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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3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Westchesterco (845) - 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,


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cool_Bond (1254) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jojojam (61) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerSkull (1234) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rollinsr (371) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lopisar (190) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
docsteigs (525) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20580) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle at Borup. Clear orange-red coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dark chocolate and bread. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, hops and grass with notes of chocolate. Hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (1723) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle@Borups - dark brown pour with off white head. Aroma and tasted is lightly roasted, toasty malty, earthy hoppy, caramel, syrup, brown sugar, slight herbal. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5676) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2014
33 cl. bottle. Muddy brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, malt, caramel, fruit, chocolate and alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30765) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2014
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden amber to brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and breadish, light caramelish. Bitter, dark malty, pine and grapefruity, swept in roasted caramelish malt flavours. Bitter and roasted far finish.


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