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RATINGS: 49   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4037) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1194) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (3935) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2525) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (3791) - - JUN 2, 2012
bottle. thanks tracy! muddy brown..of course. hoppy nose like an ipa. label states it’s a india brown ale. hardly a brown ale judging by the nose. a 2ipa with a lot of toasty caramel malt and a heap’o’hops. yep...a brown ipa...and a good one too. all the way from from a town in the state of chicago!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4025) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Sampled at STL Microfest 2012 - Pours murky brown with a tan head. The aroma has lots of floral and fruity hops along with toasty malt, nuttiness and some funk. Medium / full body with fairly soft carbonation. The flavor starts like the aroma with gently hoppiness and lots of toast. Fairly dry overall as well. The finish has more earth and spice. Pretty nice one here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4093) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2012
22 oz bobmer from Spirits Crossroads. Poured a good looking dark brown body with an average sized fomay light beige head. Aroma is rather nice with some solid chocolate notes along with big citrusy hops, brown toast, pineapple. Thd body is a touch to thin, chalky and average to stronger carbonation, quick fading aftertaste. Flavor of dry hop cones, dry chocolate, brown toast, cirtus rinds, orange flavored tootsie roll pops. This is one decent beer that is way under the radar.

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