Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A sweet brown ale. Meh.
How: Nitro-tap at Farmhouse Tap & Grill, Burlington VT.
The look: Clear copped body by a medium beige head.
In long: The very discreet nose only offers mild toasted cereals notes with distant nuttiness. In mouth the beer offers a standard mouthfeel with medium body and medium carbonation. Taste has a solid malt backbone, strong toastiness, peanut shells, baguette crust, caramel. Shy leafy hops. This beer is described as a hoppy brown ale but to me this was pretty much the opposite, this is a brown ale on the sweet side of the style. This was pretty much the exact opposite of what I was hoping it would be, like when I thought my wife wrote me a long love letter and after reading the first paragraph I googled the meaning of “irreconcilable differences” and realized it really wasn’t a long love letter.
SHIG (3403) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft: Poured a brown color with an off white head. Aroma is toasted malts and nuts. Taste is nice hops mixed with nutty roasted malts.
joshwoodward (466) - - JUL 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a taste of this on tap from Alexandrias in Findlay on nitro. Tasty, if a little lightweight from the nitro.
steelhead3686 (215) - Athens, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear, dark brown with a medium mocha head. It has a mostly roast aroma with a hint of citrus. The taste is medium on both bitter and sweet. It has a medium to full body with a light, thin texture. This is a very enjoyable beer and it wouldn’t mind grabbing one should I find it available at a bar.
Cybercat (2915) - Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice clear cinnamon brown with a thick and rather persistent fluffy wheat head. Malty aroma has hints of cloves and caramel and a snip of yeast. Malty flavor has firm notes of hay, cloves, caramel and resin, plus nutty and earthy hints. Texture is smooth and a little thin but fairly fizzy, leaving a rather hoppy finish. May this give you pleasant flashbacks.
NikkTwist (1346) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro draft at the Khyber. Dark orange brown with a huge off-white head. Nice lacing. Spicy brown ale. Chai tea. Big Cascade hop flavors. Tobacco. Dry leaves. Medium-full body.
umich03jm (1501) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Old Chicago. Pours a medium brown color with a thick creamy that fades very slowly. Looks like a nitro beer but I was told it’s not. Aroma is creamy with some light caramel malt and floral hops. Taste is very creamy, I can’t believe this is not a nitro beer. Very light roast, light caramel and light flowers. The creaminess kinda take over this beer. Thick body too.
jkwood04 (3258) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in a lager glass. Pours light brown with a lacy, off white head. Aroma of light caramel malts with a nice floral and lightly citrus hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A good beer for the style with a nice, hoppy finish.
redlem (1295) - Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brown IPA… its amber and it has a minimal off-white head so I guess you could call this a brown IPA, but why? At this point there are 2 types of brown ales: traditional and experimental. The first can fall into a good or boring category the experimental can be gross or good. This is experimental, or just creative labeling, and boring, or depending on semantics a hoppy brown. It is not a bad beer just lacking the exuberance the label foretold.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 30, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - Clear copper amber color. 1 finger off-white head that forma a thick collar. Strips of doily patterned lacing at the top of the glass.
S - Caramel malt, fruity citrus hops, toffee, bready.
T - Lightly roasted grain, chalky bitterness, orange peel, cherries, caramel, toffee, rye bread. The bitterness is spicy and carries through the finish. Hints of tea-like tannins.
M - Light carbonation, full bodied.
The color seems a little light for an American Black Ale. I guess this style name has changed from Black IPA. A good tasting beer though. Lots of toffee, a very malt forward beer.
Serving type: bottle