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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Strong, dry hopped brown


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Draft at the Eccentric Café, Kalamazoo. Hazy deep orange-brown body, thin off-white head. Piny, toasty, spicy hops-forward nose. Spicy, hoppy body with pine, citrus rind, and berries, backed by toasty, brown sugar malts. Tobacco leaf and bubblegum develop with warmth. Good complexity with a firm bite. Yum.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjgmd (1511) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2013
On tap at Bells Brewery, Kalamazoo , Michigan , pours a light rustic cooper pour. Nose is deep fresh citrus, predominantly grapefruit . Taste is citrus with pine . Finish is sweet. Quaff Score 7 / 10

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1462) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2013
On tap at Bells Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo. Pours a copper brown with a beige head and hoppy, fruity aroma. Taste is bitter sweet, of hops, tropical fruits, grapefruit, and citrus with a dry, hoppy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBunn (2509) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2013
On tap at Eccentric. Pour is a nice medium light brown. Perfect aroma. Not sure how it will go with a brown ale, but man that smells good. Tropical and citrus fruit all over the place. Flavor is more of the same with just a hint of chocolate or dark malt. Good stuff for the IPA crowd.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coyotehunter (678) - , Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Aroma of fruit.... Like dried fruit and pine cones. Very tasty... Very smooth tropical fruitiness and resin. Light malt. Very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5850) - Indiana, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Draft to taster at Eccentric Cafe. Looks solid; light for an imperial brown though. A mostly transparent copper with off-white lacing. Smells and tastes of bitter hops and malt with a touch of roast. Average on the palate. Decent beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bwa5879 (706) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Dark amber mostly translucent pour with inch of head the color of oatmeal. Light but hoppy citrus aroma. Definite smooth carmel malt taste, a little dark bitter chocolate too. Well rounded flavors of citrus hops as well. Somewhat higher than average carbonation, soft mouthfeel, a fairly smooth finish. Not too bad, a bold selection in the experimental hop series that definitely stands out.


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