kcorum10 (325) - Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a brown color with tan head. Aroma and flavors of malt, caramel, pine, and resin. This is a brown ale that is taking hops as steroids.
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Arrives from the tap with a light tan colored head that sits on top of a red-brown colored beer that shows a brilliantly clear, lighter version of the same when held up to the light. The aroma smells of citrus zest and light caramelized malt notes, as well as a slightly nutty malt note. The fruit character has more of a rounded, peach like character once I dig into it a bit more.
Citrus zest and rounded peach / guava flavors up front yield to a touch of toasted, perhaps roasted malt in the finish as well as a solid hop bitterness that adds a touch of bite to the end of the sip. The bitterness is actually noticed from beginning to end, and melds with a bit of a carbonic bite as well. The hop character is definitely the dominant note here in the flavor, but there is definitely some malt character that is here to play as well with flavors of caramelized browned grains, nicely toasted whole grain bread, and a bit of nutty grain character. The body definitely makes for a quaffable brew, and the body has a bit of viscosity to it that adds a light texture to this brew.
A really nice example of a hoppy American Brown Ale, I was trying to have a non-hop beer in between two hoppy Pale Ales though; drat, definitely foiled, but this is an enjoyable beer, so I really can’t complain much, but I really do like a brown with a bit more rich maltiness to it.
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel colored pour with a small eggshell crown. Gooey toffee, candied fruit, toasted oats, roasted nuts, sweet malts, and a hint of citrus and evergreen. Darn good for the style but not a huge fan of said style. Highly drinkable. Not bad.
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour with tan head. Aroma is hoppy with mild fruit. Flavor has some malt but plenty of hops.
Pailhead (4761) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap: The aroma consists of light caramel, citrus, and roast. It’s a transparent amber with a small off-white head that fades to a thin ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of caramel. The finish has light-moderate grapefruit with some faint roasted nuts. It’s light bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, a hoppier version of an American Brown Ale.
Ibrew2or3 (6846) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Fate. It pours with a clear copper body that supports an off white head of foam. The aroma offers up citrus running into earthy malts and a dash of malt roastiness. The taste delivers up pale ale hoppy like tart citrus bitterness mixing with a modest degree of malt roastiness around the edges. This seems like a good hot weather selection as it is pretty refreshing and seems like a Pale Ale / Brown Ale hybrid. Nice brew albeit outside of the style some.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at Fate. Pours a hazy brown with khaki head. Aroma is bright citrus and resin hops. Taste is bitter with some caramel sweetness. Thin bodied and dry. Very drinkable.
daknole (9052) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour, beige head. Pretty straight forward brown, maybe a tad hoppier than most. Some light bready notes, roasted malt, slightly bitter finish. Clean and drinkable.
RobertDale (3404) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Comes brown with a decent off-white head. Aroma of malt, citrus, and caramel. Taste is malt, citrus, caramel, and pine. Nice.
JPDurden24 (1564) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the brewery, a orangish brown pour with a nice hoppy citrus aroma with some resin. I like it, different from a normal brown ale.