Arbor Hell Comes to Hop Town Brown
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 51   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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A robust brown ale that drinks like an IPA. Enticing citrusy hop aromas lead into a rich and complex palate of caramelly, nutty, and toasty malts perfectly balanced by a big full hop flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (673) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Draft at Twisted Rooster - pours a dark brown with tan head . Nice citrus nose . Taste is robust coffee mixed with citrusy hops . Very tasty . Glad they finally labeled this as brown IPA . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1252) - Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Sampled from a bottle, the label read ‘Hoptown Brown IPA’, the Arbor brewery website lists ‘Hoptown Brown IPA’ not Hell Comes…, this ale had a dark brown pour and presented a large, light tan colored head that receded to a cover and left a layer of lacing and a sticky ring, the nose had a big toasted malt aroma, caramel, nut and faint chocolate with citrus fruit hops, a little malt and brown sugar sweetness, the flavors were similar to the aroma, toasted malt with lots of hops, and a brown sugar sweetness, the finish had a good citrus hop bitterness that lingered and some malt flavor trailing, the mouth feel was on the light side of medium, it was creamy and had average carbonation, a nice brown ale drink with generous citrus hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtw (1098) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2014
labeled simply as "Hoptown" brown India Pale Ale, nothing about Hell. but it seems to be the same beer, so here goes. in the 12 oz bottle it pours out like a brown ale but plenty of cascade and american hops alongside the toasty roasty notes. pretty much as one might envision a very hoppy brown ale. quite nice, and definitely appropriate for these dog days of summer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (477) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Dark brown beer with an off-white head. Very bitter for a brown ale, but pretty tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
firstsip (435) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
On tap at brewery. Like a brown IPA! Nice dry malts with good dry hopping. One of ABC’s more bslanced beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1304) - Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Draft at soup spoon. Chestnut with a tan head. Big hop aroma. Malty and slightly bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 29, 2012
This bottled brew from rbsg 22 poured a small sized head of foamy light brown colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation hazy dark brown colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was malty. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of brown malt. An OK brew just nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (1955) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2012
On tap at Old Chicago. Pours a cloudy dark brown color with a thick beige head that lingers. Nice aroma of floral and citrus hops mixed with caramel and roasted malt. Wow this beer is tasty. Lots of oily fresh hop flavor mixed with robust brown ale maltiness. The hops and malt flavors stay through the finish and linger. Nicely balanced all the way. This beer is not very complex but it's still a great beer. Love it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Draft at Seven Monks Taproom, Traverse City. Murky, deep orange-brown body, thin tan head. Light toasty, leafy nose. Body with toasty, bitter fall leaves, tannic, but with light brown sugar sweetness. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2010
On tap at the Hopcat. Dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is a good mix of a brown ale and hops with citrus, caramel and mild nuttiness. Taste of dark roasted malts, citrus, orange and mild nuttiness. Mild bitterness on the back end, overall a quality brew. Hops give life to brown ales!

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