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RATINGS: 352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 97   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 (1664) - 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,


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8122) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Draft. Mahogany beer with a tan head. Light grapefruit aroma. Caramel and light dark malt flavor with grapefruit. Medium bodied. Caramel and grapefruit linger with light pine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (1756) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 17, 2016
Bottle shared by Mat C. Color: dark brown beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: caramel malt and sweet brown sugar and small candy finish. Grassy bitterness. Taste: medium body with caramel malt and grassy bitterness balance. Quiet drinkable. Aftertaste: caramel and dry bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Terminus (3541) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle Thanks to vyvvy for this one Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Nose seems a bit oxidized lite aromatic alcohol musty hops and chocolate. Flavors show a big wallop of alcohol and toasted chocolate. Hops are there but very woody. Body is somewhat lite for this high of abv Witch may be the reason it’s pretty hot.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloshgator (660) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Smuttynose Durty is, well, interesting. Pours a murky brown like mud with a nice head. Light floral aroma with caramel overtones. Taste is caramel with floral hop notes trying to shine through -- like someone mixed an average brown with a decent IPA. Durty is a good deScription and it isn’t too bad, but not something I would seek out again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tfontana (500) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Bottle pour into tulip glass from Hannaford, Exeter NH. Aroma is roasted malts with fruity/resiny hops with mild chocolate and caramel, whiff of dirty clothes hamper. Appearance is almost black (hazy dark ruby red with light source directly behind) with mild discernible sparkle, finger-width off-white head with poor retention and fair sudsy lacing. Taste is mix of roasted malts with some chocolate and floral/resiny/citrus hops with mix of bitter and sweet trading off. Booze hidden well. Palate is medium bodied with creamy texture, late lively carbonation at tip of tongue and all the complexity present in the finish. Overall, this is very black IPA-like and quite good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (1210) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2016
Restrained aroma in a brown black pour. Blanaced flavor with sweet body and a sustained ’alcohol’ finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (6057) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2016
Bottle. Best by 5/10/16. Brown pour with tan head. Light herbal, red, rye, hoppy aromas. Sweet malty, herbal, light rye and hop notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (1284) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Pours a reddish brown color with a moderate frothy beige head. Rich toasted malt flavor with herbal hop notes. Rich complex roasted malt flavor. Spicy hops and cocoa notes. Peppery hop notes in finish. Boozy coffee liqueur notes as well. Quite nice is this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mfoucher (1) - Setauket, New York, USA - APR 8, 2016 does not count
Most drinkable 8.4 ABV I ever tasted. Subtle coffe aroma, nice malt, not too bitter and not too fruity. Be careful with this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5166) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Bottle from Perfect Pour. Nice dark brown body with medium, mocha head. Nose is of malts, dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is hoppy with chocolate and spicy kick. Lots of fun and a lasting, warming finish. Nice one.


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