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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ContemplateBeer (1925) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3119) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (5082) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TattooJack (440) - Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Poured from a deuce deuce bottle into a 1970’s Old Style glass (6oz.) There is truth in advertising here because appearance is muddy with a slight bit of red coming through at the bottom of the glass. Appearance is creamy like root beer sitting in the glass, and is foamy because you can tell the mark of each drink. I like brown ale of all kinds and this was really good because it tasted more like that than IPA. I appreciated the 6.5% without the burn. I thought it was a bit pricey, but was not disappointed with the purchase.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
keanex (1701) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2013
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Murky brown body with a short but creamy tan head.
Aroma: The aroma is earthy and lightly roasted with a cocoa and orange backing.
Taste: The beer is a harmonious blend of roasted malts, cocoa and mango, odd but it works.
Palate: A bit thin in body, moderately carbonated.
Overall: This is a solid beer, but it’s a bit light in all of the flavors and a bit thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1992) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2013
Pour is red/brown with a finger-wide white head. Decent lacing. Aroma is of pine needles, crystal malts, some citrus. Flavor is absolutely on the IPA side with almost no malts coming through. Very little roast, chocolate, coffee, etc but it is present. Finish is dominated by hops with a background taste of earth and coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2013
On tap from Map Room in Chicago. Very hoppy for a brown ale, with a pleasant honey/toffee and roast complexity. Slightly floral on the nose, with lively C02 and crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (5181) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2013
Draft at map room. Pours light brown with lots of bubbles and cabony head. Light chocolate hints. Kinda watery.sweet flavor. Pretty good but nothing i would seek.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1458) - Iowa, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Dark deep rubied red hued beer.Mild head,light lace. Pretty nutty toasty buisciuty aroma. with chocolate and light roast.Im thinking I should be smelling hops and not this,no idea of the bottle date on this.It appears to have some mild hop background aroma. Taste is slick sweetish,malty,hops are there and hard to distinguish with a strong brown ale maltyness to it. Pretty good tasting beer. I like the finish alot smooth but mildly dry with a quick tapering bitter clean finish. Pretty good stuff.

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