Smuttynose – Shoals Pale Ale

Our first beer, Shoals Pale Ale debuted on July 16, 1994 on Portsmouth’s historic waterfront. Our interpretation of a classic English ale is copper-colored, medium-bodied and pleasantly hopped. Its flavor is delightfully complex yet balanced: tangy fruit at the start, with an assertive hop crispness and a long malty finish that one well-known beer writer has compared to the flavor of freshly-baked bread.

The Samuel Haley House, which is featured on the label still stands on Smuttynose Island, one of nine Isles of Shoals, just off the New Hampshire coast. The rich lore of the islands holds that Samuel Haley paid for this house with four bars of pirate silver he found exploring the island.  And yes, there are hordes of seagulls on Smuttynose Island.

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  • Malt Bill: North American 2-Row, Carastan, C-60, Carahell, Carafa II DH
  • Hops: Bittering: Cascade and Galena, Flavoring: Cascade
  • Yeast: American Ale
Breweries: Smuttynose Brewing.
Flavor Elements: Citric.
Beer Types: Pale Ale.
ABV: 5.3%
UBUs: 62
Citric: 2/5
Roasted: 2.5/5
Dry: 3/5
Heavy: 3/5
Sparkling: 3/5
Bitter taste: 2.8/5
Sweet taste: 0.5/5

Smuttynose – Old Brown Dog Ale

Old Brown Dog has been cited as a classic example of the “American Brown Ale” style of beer. Compared to a typical English Brown Ale, Old Brown Dog is fuller-bodied and more strongly hopped.

Old Brown Dog has been around for many years. It was first brewed in 1988 at the Northampton Brewery. In 1989 it won a silver medal in its category (American Brown Ale) at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. It has since been retired from competition but enjoys love and respect from people all over the world.

Do you have a brown dog? Please send in their photo for inclusion in our Brown Dog Pinup Page, found exclusively on smuttynose.com.

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  • Malt Bill: North American 2-Row, Munich 10L, C-120, Chocolate
  • Hops: Bittering: Cascade and Galena, Flavoring: Willamette
  • Yeast: American Ale
Breweries: Smuttynose Brewing.
Flavor Elements: Chocolate and toffee.
Beer Types: American Brown Ale and Brown Ale.
ABV: 6.5%
UBUs: 29.5
Lactic: 0.5/5
Roasted: 2.8/5
Dry: 2/5
Heavy: 3/5
Sparkling: 2.5/5
Bitter taste: 2/5
Salt taste: 0.2/5
Sweet taste: 1.8/5

Smuttynose – Robust Porter

Our most award-winning beer, Robust Porter honors the dark, full-bodied ales that were a favorite of dockworkers and warehousemen (hence the name “Porter”) in 19th century London, where the style originated.

It’s a good bet that when Dickens’ Mr. Pickwick sat down for a pint, his beer would have been very similar to our Robust Porter. This smooth, deceptively drinkable beer features an assertive hop profile which accentuates signature flavors of coffee and dark chocolate.

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  • Malt Bill: North American 2-Row, Carastan, C-120, Special B, Chocolate, Carafa II DH
  • Hops: Bittering: Magnum, Flavoring: Cascade
  • Yeast: American Ale
Breweries: Smuttynose Brewing.
Flavor Elements: smoked.
Beer Types: Porter.
ABV: 6.2%
UBUs: 60.5
Roasted: 4/5
Dry: 3/5
Heavy: 3/5
Sparkling: 2/5
Bitter taste: 2/5
Salt taste: 1/5
Sweet taste: 1/5

Smuttynose – Baltic Porter

DARK AND BOLD — FROM THE HINTERLAND TO YOU

Indigenous to northern Europe, Baltic Porters historically stem from the shipping of British porters to the Russian hinterland. Unlike their British cousins, Baltic Porters are often brewed with lager yeast, which is the tradition we follow. Big & bold, with flavors of coffee, dark fruit & raisins, this black beer is smooth as a chocolate swirl.

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  • Yeast: Old Bavarian Lager
  • Malt Bill: North American 2-Row, Munich 10L, Caramunich, Carahell, Carafa II DH
  • Hops: Sterling
Breweries: Smuttynose Brewing.
Flavor Elements: Chocolate and roasted.
Beer Types: Baltic Porter and Porter.
ABV: 9%
UBUs: 40
Lactic: 1/5
Roasted: 5/5
Dry: 3/5
Heavy: 5/5
Sparkling: 2/5
Alcohol taste: 1/5
Bitter taste: 2.5/5
Salt taste: 1/5
Sweet taste: 2.5/5