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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Manimilious (3) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4457) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3588) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3991) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2013
Growler filled at Angel’s Trumpet pours with a dark brown body supporting a nice looking quarter inch tall light mocha colored head of foam. The aroma offers up a mix of roasted malts and sweet malts. Behind those notes are thin rings of nuttiness, earthy malts and faint hops that seem somewhat pine like. The taste is straight up smooth and creamy on the palate with roasted malts and faintly burnt malts that give way to chocolate and then dark roasted coffee. Midway and on to the finish the malt roastiness surges forward while a pine hop note surfaces. Damn, this is rich and smooth and creamy seemingly like an Imperial Brown or something. Well done. This is not your typical boring Brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3564) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 11, 2013
On tap at the Yokohama Brewer’s Cup. It pour a dark slightly muddy brown with an off-white head which left good lacing behind. A somewhat hoppy brown, fairly well balanced. A nice everyday bitter brown beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6925) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2013
22. Pours a murky dark brown with a dense and creamy tan head that falls quickly to a flat disc, which then sticks around for a while. Lots of eggy lace. Mild molasses nose, soft pine and herbal hop notes. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Brown bread crust and molasses mid palate with a mild herbal hop finish. Very well made, but they’re overselling it by calling it "hoppy" on the label.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5161) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Brown in color clear with a thin tan head. Dark roasty malt flavor and aroma. Good hops addition that gives off a good bitter flavor and finish. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4965) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bomber from EZ. Poured a super dark brown with an unimpressive beige head that originally looked frothy than changed to a more creamy style. Aroma is a bit to sweet with lots of sugary chocolate along with cream, well done brown toast, Tootsie Roll and some vanilla. The body is full and creamy along with stronger carbonation and a bitter finish. Flavor is far les sweet than the aroma with notes of dry chocolate, brown toast, hint of coffee beans, vanilla and some chocolate malts. Tasty for a brown ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
strongpieman (1618) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Bomber. Cloudy medium brown, tall tan head. Comes off like a hoppy brown, medium full body, lots of flavor. Very good brown

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