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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A marriage of an American Brown Ale with a hop-centric India Pale Ale. A monster of an ale with robust malt backbone and a mean hop-streak. The beer is brewed with five different varieties of specialty malts, three hop additions during the boil and a generous dose of Citra hops during conditioning to give the beer a lively, distinctive aroma that hits the senses before the first sip is ever taken.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
arojewski (41) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2014
Beautiful deep brown pour with a thick lacy head. An excellent blend of a brown ale, with that bitter hoppiness of an India style ale. Tried first at a brew festival, then purchased in a 650mL bottle. Love it more and more with each tasting!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (1727) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Pours dark brown in color with a tan head of foam. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and light citrus notes. Taste mimics the nose with strong bitter citrus zest.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (2085) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2014
It poured a mahogany color with a white head. The aroma was of pine hops, caramel malts and floral notes. The taste was of pine and resinous hops with a smooth, lightly roasted and malty backbone. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4127) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2014
22oz bomber. Deep, unfiltered, opaque, brown-burgundy color. Massive, steady beige head. Really solid offering. Classical citrus, pine aroma, some Black IPA-like oiliness. Creamy and smooth. Big brown malt notes, pleasant citrus hop balance. Perfectly respectable offering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (7110) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours light brown with off white head. Nose and taste of toasted nuts, resin, citrus peel and dry cocoa. Medium body.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (6352) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Thinner, lower on hop character and hop bitterness, maing it a generic brown ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2013
On tap at Sugar Maple. Dark reddish brown with a thin off-white crown. Aroma of citrus, caramel, pine, light chocolate and light maple. A tad thin with chocolate, nuts, roasted malt and a bit of citrus. Semi bitter with a little nuttiness on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ContemplateBeer (1432) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Aroma: Light to moderate grapefruit the also carries some myrcene character; malts bring some light chocolate and nutty notes. Appearance: Dark, murky brown with a sudsy tan head. Flavor: Maintains the moderate hop presence of the aroma along with the nutty chocolate malts; terminates slightly chocolate sweet with very little bitterness. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, slightly bitter finish. Overall: Not mind blowing; but very nice execution of the idea.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2355) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Pours unclear dark amber with a big creamy beige head. The aroma brings some light toasted malts and undertones of the citra hops, but a bit too light. The flavor also brings some nutty malt flavors with a light bitter ending.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (2927) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 30, 2013
22 ounce bottle. Thanks Joe! Pours dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of citrus, florals, malt, and chocolate. Taste is citrus, caramel, roast, florals, and chocolate. Interesting and delicious Brown Ale.


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