Ratman197 (9066) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, cocoa, toasted malt, grapefruit, lemon zest and pine. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, grapefruit, lemon zest and light cocoa with a smooth moderatly bitter lingering carmel finish.
bb (6718) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Rich amber beer with a cream head. Light malt aroma. Malt and light grapefruit flavor with light cocoa. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and light cocoa linger with light caramel.
gramity (1301) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hop damn! There is a huge hop character to this for a "brown ale". Delicious though...poured cloudy, brown with a khaki head. Nice retention. Nose had citrus and pine. Same citrus and pine hop flavors going on with a nice toasted and nutty malt sweetness for balance. Lots of hop flavor, low on bitterness. Finished with a clean hop character.
Changed (343) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
10 oz @ Horse Brass. Pours clear brown/dark amber, white head w/ zesty lacing. Aroma is hoppy, sweet. Flavor is fruity hops, nicely creamy. Malty finish and bitter. Certainly not a brown ale. A hoppy brown monstrosity of complexity and intruige-- funky!
mcberko (5378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle, pours amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is quite hop-heavy, some toasted nuts and some roast. Flavour is a bit fruity at first, then shifts to citrus hops that then feature quite prominently, backed by some pleasant toasted malts. Very hop-heavy for a brown ale - tastes more like a very hoppy, toasted amber. Very solid.
19Ei8hty (1134) - Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Incredibly smooth and rich malt body. Rich brown in color with a nice frothy foam head. Velvety wheat and crystal character with a roasted quality and some bready sweetness. High impact hop presence that came out of left field but was sewn in perfectly with hearty pine and resin. A citrus bite and a sweet caramel finish. Well done.
PapaSkeetSkeet (799) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - AUG 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy medium brown with mediocre tan head. Bitter hops, those of earth and tree, congregate in the aroma. Flavor is a slightly harsh dollop of bitterness, a bit out of balance with the hop flavor and especially the malt. A bit of very light, clean caramel is distinguishable in there. Not great, wouldn’t get again.
RumRunner101 (678) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of caramel, biscuit, sprucey hops. Medium bodied with a light toffee and caramel flavour and then the crushing flavours of spruce and grapefruit from the hops. Nicely bitter, but not overly. Finishes bitter. I quite enjoyed this one.
BlackEyePA (559) - USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice. overall liked it. great for a brown ale as most are usual and similar. IPA hop bill, the hop comes thru and great malts. All in all it was special, I would drink this, amazing for a norm brn ale
seymour (1323) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared at the Royale gathering last night, thanks Blake! It poured a nice, nearly opaque dark brown color with moderate beige foam. Fairly typical brown ale aromas and flavors underneath vastly stronger-than-usual hops bill. Copious amounts ofcharacteristically American hops: grapefruity, pine resiny, woodsy. It struck me as a big brown IPA akin to Wilco Tango Foxtrot or Avery Ellies Brown. Good stuff.