ContemplateBeer (1754) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Damico (2904) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Jayb0 (1093) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Must everytting made in america be a *-IPA? End of rant, the fact is that the beer is still good despite the fact that it claims to be a hopped up american brown ale. Being an american brown ale would mean, I think, it’s already hoppier than the style likely dictates. Ok, end of rant. really. The color is that of a brown ale. It does have malt. It does have hops. It’s very drinkable.
arojewski (51) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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!
Ed5388 (2538) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
jandd1983 (3160) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
nuplastikk (5071) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
crossovert (9207) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thinner, lower on hop character and hop bitterness, maing it a generic brown ale.
jtclockwork (10888) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours light brown with off white head. Nose and taste of toasted nuts, resin, citrus peel and dry cocoa. Medium body.