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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   IBU: 63   ABV: -
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This hoppy American Brown Ale honors, in name, the plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case, Brown vs. the Board of Education of Topeka. Medium bodied and dark in color, marries flavor of bittersweet chocolate malt and pungent Chinook and Columbus hops
O.G. - 14.2/1.057


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2569) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Draft at the brewpub. Hoppy, fresh, citric, piney aroma, green and juicy, with lighter notes of brown sugar, malt toast and light cocoa in the background. Clear dark brown color, head is fine and slight. Flavor is just as hoppy as anticipated, combined with a hint of roast/toast, and just enough sweetness to balance out the hops. Bitterness is certainly prominent but not overwhelming, plenty of strong pine and resin aspects throughout. Mouthfeel is low in carbonation and drying, body is medium. Good stuff!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3093) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 28, 2011
A few pints from a growler filled the previous day at the brewpub. Pour is a hazed brown with some copper and a smallish off white head. Aroma is fresh pine hops, along with a bit of toasty roasty malt. Taste is the bright clean hops, pine and a touch of resin, balanced nicely with lighter toasted, mildly roasted malt. Palate is lighter bodied, nice active carbonation and a clean bitter finish. Quite drinkable - seemed somewhere in between a Brown Ale and a Porter which worked nicely with the hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2274) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2011
10oz tulip @ the brewpub. Delicious hoppy brown ale. Hops are sweet and piny. Base brown is easy to drink, nothing particular to mention about it. Good mix of hops with a brown ale underneath, as advertised.


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