Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Nice hoppy aroma of grass and tropical fruit. Taste has coffee grounds, pine, grass. Very nice.
Ratman197 (9864) - 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 (6858) - 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.
mcberko (6560) - 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.
phaleslu (6551) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks again, Blake! Pours a cloudy brown-amber with a small off-white head. Big Cascade hop character in the aroma, with notes of citrus and pin, toast, caramel, brown sugar, and nuts. Flavor of citrus, toast, tobacco, nuts, caramel, and pine. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a citrusy, moderately bitter mouthfeel. This isn’t a brown ale, but a black IPA/Cascadian dark ale/India brown ale, or whatever you call it.
mar (4856) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to errl. brown pour with a cream head. nose is piney hops, malts, fruits, light dough, and bitter. very smooth on the palate, nice hop flavor, light malts, hops are the show here.
Sledutah (4690) - Utah, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had at MBBF in Idaho Falls
Dark amber with a off-white head. Aroma of citrus, toasted malts and fruit. Tastes of grapefruit and piney. Nice, they took Silver for this beer.
boFNjackson (4140) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... 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.
hayduke (3380) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the 10 Barrel Brewpub in Bend, Oregon. Poured a light brown amber with a big off-white head and excellent lacing rings. Nose of roasted caramel malts with some pine, floral, and citrus hops. Medium in body with a slick and clean mouthfeel. The flavor is quite complex with roasted malts, chocolate, mixed with very flavorful hops showing lots of pine and citrus. The finish is dry and lightly bitter. This is a really tasty and drinkable brown.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown pour with foamy white head. Aroma is like a pale or a Cape, with piney notes. Hoppy flavour, with restraint, they could have gone for a brown IPA but they didn’t. Barley and wheat in e finish with some tartness