dnstone (2157) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amerish in color. Light hop aroma. Super smooth, a bit "buttery" with strong malt character and a raisiny finish.
Notes: From a brewery visit during GABF
Funknmilla (693) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle....mahogany on the pour...small white foam...and some dots of lacing....citrus aroma(orange)...malts with bready rye thing happening....its an odd combo....im a brown beer fan ...but the hops over power the brown in this one...its an interesting creation and after it opens for a while it improves....where then I taste just hops on the front..then a brown ale finish...sticky on the lips...rating from 3-2-2010
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"had on tap at the last brewfest i attended. not up to par with Dogfish’s indian brown, but still a nice hoppy twist on the classic style. worth a shot, but not quite enough to seek out again."
Darkmagus82 (1783) - - SEP 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Transfer from BA review on 4-11-13-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – Served a copper colored brew with a one finger white head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to give a nice level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of some lightly roasted malt aromas mixed with smells of a more nutty and coffee nature as well as some notes of citrus and grass with some spice aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg. It is a rather odd combination of smells which produces a rather odd and not all that appealing aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with a roasted malt flavor mixed with a lighter flavor of caramel. While there is caramel upfront it fades as the taste advances with the flavors becoming slightly more roasted and bitter as the taste moves on. Along with the loss of caramel sweetness there is an oncoming of some hop flavors of a grassy taste as well as some spice flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg. A light nuttiness joins these flavors and ends up leaving a somewhat unpleasant spiced and slightly bitter flavor on the tongue .
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is average as well. A little more body may have been nice but overall it was fitting for the style.
Overall – A brew that I did not really enjoy all that much. The flavors and the nose never really melded to well with transitions that were somewhat abrupt and disjunct. I will likely not come back to this any time soon.
Pailhead (5036) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap: The aroma consists of of light chocolate, caramel, citrus hops, and a touch of nuts. It’s a transparent copper with a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker. There is a nice sheet of lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with light-moderate chocolate and caramel with a hint of fruit. The finish has light citrus/grapefruit with a touch of roasted nuts. It’s light bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.
ajtrupp (279) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a great bastard child of a beer. The hops of an IPA with a hint if the roasts of a brown ale.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hopmelt (196) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear, medium chestnut, half finger creamy head, nice lacing. Aroma slight chocolate, bready, caramel malt, floral hops. Taste a bit bitter floral and earthy hops, bready malt and slight caramel. Mouthfeel medium body lower carbonation, slight hop bite, dryish finish. Overall tasty, balanced, not quite brown ipa, perhaps brown bitter, maybe imperial bitter mild?
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Field House. Aroma is pine cone, biscuit, and walnut. Pours brown with a nice big frothy head. Taste is an odd mix of pine hop and dirty nut shells. Overall the two tastes clashed more than they complemented. Hard to swallow.
nickel (323) - - MAY 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great Brown Ale. Hoppy like India Pale Ale, though is more mild on the toungue, so it makes this beer more drinkable. Prominent beer.
arnold931 (600) - Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Parlor City. Pours clear dark brown. Thin off white head. Bitter nutty taste. Dry bitter aftertaste.
hotstuff (4229) - Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 7-08-2011 (Bottle at Hall’s Tavern at Coventry-Fort Wayne, IN) This bottled beer pours a medium sized tan head that mostly diminishes, transparent copper body, fizzy carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, biscuits and citrus hops. The taste is bitter, caramel malt, some chocolate, citrus hops, and has a dry finish. The mouthfeel is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. The hops are upfront in the flavor, but not over the top hoppy tasting. This is a beer I would drink again.