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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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (9161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Bottle… Pours clear and brown with a shimmer of burnt-orange and a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. Decent retention. The nose offers fudge and floral, piney, citrusy hops. Light-bodied and watery with lively carbonation. The flavor provides medium to heavy metallic bitterness along with a solid note of unsweetened cocoa. Bitter, toasted, bone-dry finish. Bottle courtesy of KickInChalice!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8550) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Sampled on draft at GTMW 2011. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a thin creamy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of big bitter, earthy hops. The taste is earthy hops and toffee. Medium bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8429) - , 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 (7390) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Thinner, lower on hop character and hop bitterness, maing it a generic brown ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6743) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 6, 2012
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Medium to darkish brown, medium tan head that shows decent retention. Aroma is equally hoppy and malty, citrus oil and chocolate. Palate is a tad thin, but the flavours are nice: chocolatey malts and slightly spicy fruity hops with a moderately bitter finish. A nice hoppy little brown.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (4931) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Picked up a bomber at Randalls. This pours a dark brown with a nice little foamy head that never leaves. The aroma and flavor are pretty much the same. Roasted nuts and caramel and spicy, fruity hops. It is generally sour with some sweetness. This was pretty decent and not all that far from being very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4397) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4007) - 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.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3996) - 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.


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