Today's brewing report takes us to Portsmouth, New Hampshire. We are kicking ourselves that we didn't visit Smuttynose Brewing Company where we were in town. Luckily, the beers are distributed along the East Coast so we can sample them here at home. So here we go.
First we have to say, we absolutely love the labels on these beers. They are so fun and this one label is our favorite:
Smuttynose IPA - This is a drinkable IPA. It has the sharp hop notes you would expect, but also offeres a smooth and refreshing finish.
Shoals Pale Ae - The pale ale is well blended and smooth with slight floral and fruity notes.
Robust Porter - This lovely porter has a nice mouth feel, full-bodied flavor with a slight bitter finish.
Old Dog Brown - This is a solid brown ale. It has good full flavor with a slight bitter finish. We liked the Downtown brown slightly better, but this is a good choice.