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An Epic interpretation of the recent American trend of brewing Black IPAs, our Santa Cruz Brown is a true hybrid. Inspired by our brewer Kyle’s desire to have it all!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (518) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Growler from Joe Canal’s in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Pours a translucent dark brown color with a small creamy beige head. Nice clinging lace. Big roasted malt nose has hints of coffee and burnt caramel. Rich chocolate malt flavor is balanced by an aggressive spicy hoppiness. Chewy mouthfeel and full bodied. Epic website says this is a Black IPA. It’s a very nice brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brigg (487) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2013
(Bottle) Dark brown body, big light brown head that forms peaks as it fades. Nice balance of sweet roasted malt and hops in the aroma. Flavor of dark roasted malt, slight coffee, lingering chocolate, string grassy hops, faint orange citrus, noticeable alcohol. Medium body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (939) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Nice, and with the hoppiness, an interesting twist. Apropos brown pour. The hoppiness is at the front end and the brown nuttiness at the back. Overall balanced. Good. B. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Fellini (275) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle to glass. Pours a clear deep brown color with a thin light tan head. Aroma is a mostly nutty toasty malt character. Flavor is mildly nutty sweet with a mild toasty kick. Nutty sweetness lasts into the finish. Fantastic brown ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3575) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 6/28/13

Aroma: The nose is sweet and malty, some caramel, toffee, burnt notes, and grapefruit
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a creamy beige head and medium lace
Flavor: The taste is mid-plus malty, medium sweet, with some burnt notes, and a little bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a average-plus carbonation, and some dryness on the finish
Overall Impression: I thought this was a pretty solid beer. Though it isn’t amazing, there are some tasty components, and it will certainly keeps fans of the style happy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (2979) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 27, 2013
Dark brown color. Big fudge character, full body, über malty, chocolate, med full body, great depth. Amazing character. Wow, full body. Amazing brown ale. One of the best brown ales ever.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Manimilious (2) - Utah, USA - JUN 10, 2013 does not count
Release #6 with mosaic hops. Pours deep dark brown with fluffy off white head. Chocolate malts hit your taste buds followed by the flower/citrus taste Of the hops. Beautiful lace all the way to the bottom of the glass. This beer is close to perfection ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (3875) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Pours a soft ruddy coppery brown with one finger of yellowish tan head. Nose is a touch grassy with some soft earthy/biscuity notes. Definitely big time bready malt notes. Very biscuity malt flavor with very little sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3094) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Shaker cask draft at Churchills Pub in San Marcos, California. The pour is a lightly hazed brown copper with a light tan head. The aroma is bitter chocolate, paired with grass, floral hops and a pleasantly sweet malt. The taste is the nose, fresh hop character up front, balanced nicely with equally fresh nice cocoa, lightly bitter and grass in the aftertaste. All of this is framed by a soft roast. The palate is medium to light bodied, soft cask carbonation and the dry finish. Nice stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3686) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Clear brown pour with fair tan head. Caramel and pecan quickly become dominated by the lovely pine/earth hoppiness. Lingering semi-bitterness on the finish. Decent brown base with a nice pleasant earthy hoppy surprise twist. Enjoyed this quite a bit.


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