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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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.

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   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3381) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Can Pours murky brown hue with a nice fluffy sudsy lite tan head with tons of lacing. Nose is nutty piney hops slightly sugary chocolate-very nice! Flavors are big bitter piney hops nice nutty malt balance, big bitterness from both the malt and hop combo. very nice body lush and full. Carbonation is perfect. This is a very quality beer. Long finish of piney hops and lingering nutty slightly sweet/bitter malts. good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bif (1739) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2015
On tap. Served a dark brown color with a tan head and good lacing. Aroma of malt, nut, caramel and a bit of citrus in the background. Taste of roasted malt, caramel, nut and slight citrus. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, smooth, quite creamy with an earthy feel. Enjoyable beer for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
conway (2107) - - JUN 10, 2015
Draft. Dark brown with large off white head. Light roasted malt with citrusy and piney hops. Surprised how hoppy this is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3429) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle. Gigantic head on the pour, very carbonated brown pour. Aroma of earth, brown malt and a nice citrus note. Nice rich malty and nutty flavor, with some earthy hops in the finish. Citrus notes emerge.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (2185) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2015
This one is dominated by milk chocolate with a roasted malt backbone. Not hoppy like an iPad so this one is mislabeled. Too much chocolate for my liking. Had at home out of a 16oz can. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2368) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2015
Medium brown pour wit a beige head. The head on mine was huge. Something may have been wrong, though no infections were noticeable. Sweet malt, light citrus, light roasted malt, chocolate. A medium body. Light bitterness and a mild roasted finish. Pretty decent IBA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3556) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2015
22oz bottle 2/14/15 (Courtesy of TerryR)-40° in Mug-Pours brown with a small tan head. Aroma of hops, caramel, malt, toffee, dried fruits, and molasses. Taste of malt, caramel, toffee, and hops. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (5055) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 29, 2015
22 ounce bottle from Binny’s. Chocolate and light malt. Light body. If it was hoppy, no more in a significant way. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (4804) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 5, 2014
650 ml bottle purchased at Binny’s Lincoln Park. Deep brown color, dare I say muddy brown. Aroma is earthy malts, dried leaves, damp top soil, with burnt caramel and cocoa powder.

Flavor is pretty much the same with a slightly amplified hop profile. Hop some more pine to me then anything else with bitterness being only low and mildly lingering. Citra hop doesn’t show up for me much at all. Decent with a dry texture that does make me want to take another sip take.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (1586) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle shared ny AirForceHops. Thanks, Chris! Pours coca cola brown with an off white head. Aroma is earthy, chocolate, coffee. Flavor is caramel, molasses, spent coffee grinds. A bit of lemon, grapefruit citrus in the finish.

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