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RATINGS: 52   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.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuinnessHong (147) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Pours a dark, chocolaty brown, with generous foamy head. Aromas of hops, coffee, bread, etc. Flavors of cocoa, hops, nuts. Sweet & bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Pours a dark cola-like brown wtih a thin light tan head, the aroma smells delicious with piney and citrus aromas up front followed by some coffee and malt, The taste honestly was a let down for me, the aromas promised so much but the taste is lacking the hops and the malt is pretty subtle. This is basically a good brown ale with a bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csaso (1464) - Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Bottle - small foamy head, very dark amber/brown color, nice citrus hop aroma and flavor, with a strong nutty roasted malt backbone, very nice balance

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Big thanks to my Summer Secret Santa for the hookup! Ruddy copper brown pour, with nice carbonation throughout. Nose is soft and lush, with equal parts sweet malts, semi-sticky molasses, and bright hops. Smooth mouthfeel, just a bit prickly on the palate. Flavors are fairly understated and it’s a nice, well-hopped brown.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Light roast malt, firm herbal bitterness (almost like dandelion), black tea, tobacco leaf, a slightly floral impression, with dried citrus peel. Simple and straightforward with moderate hop bitterness. The resiny dry aftertaste sticks with you long after each quaff. Body is lighter with medium carbonation, not filling at all and overall pretty easy drinking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4103) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 8/27/12

Aroma: The aroma is chocolate malts, earth, caramel, and some citrus hop notes
Appearance: It pours a dark caramel-brown color with a creamy, medium beige head and heavy lace
Flavor: It is malty up-front, but not particularly sweet, with a strong chocolate/caramel presence. The earthy hop component takes over at the mid-point, and the bitterness carries through the middle/end palates.
Palate: The body is fairly creamy, and a touch watery, it is light-medium, and has a mildly dry finish
Overall Impression: This is a solid beer for sure. I liked this one better then the first thing I tried from Big Muddy. It is again interesting that their beers have so few rating and have started to show up in NJ. This one was certainly good enough that I’ll try more of their stuff in the future.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1223) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2012
A dark brown pour with reddish edges and a tan head. The aroma mixes sweet bubblegum and caramel with light citrus and pine. It has a medium body with a somewhat sticky texture and average carbonation. The taste begins mildly sweet, but it turns bitter all the way through to a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4066) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Aroma is malts, citrus hops and a slight off-note. The flavor is citrus/grapefruit, fruit, caramel, malts and a dryish, bitter finish.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Thick hoppy brown ale, large lacey head. Decent session beer. Notes of hickory but a sorta metallic finish that was odd to me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2555) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Bottle from Spirits Toms River, thanks Ant for the recommendation. Pours out a well carbonated, dark brown color with a small off white head. Aroma is juicy, citrus hops, caramel, and some light sweetness. Taste is of deep roasty coffee, chocolate, some caramel, and a definite citrus hop bite throughout and finishes bitter. Tasty beer.


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