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RATINGS: 505   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Bitch Creek perfectly balances big malt sweetness and robust hop flavor for a full bodied, satisfying mahogany ale. Like the stream for which it is named, our Bitch Creek ESB is full of character... Not for the timid.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crash_the_dog (117) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Nice brown color, with a rich, although quickly dissipating head, when poured from a bottle into a large snifter. Toasted malt flavor, with mild hops. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel, and slight coffee aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlimHabib (25) - California, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle. Very dark color, good head, and decent lacing. Great aroma, strong scent, chocolate smell. Very smooth finish. Usually not a fan of the darker beers, but this one gets the job done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimthechap (1483) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 13, 2014
Orange to mahogany brown in colour with a persistent latte coloured head and some haze in the body. Herbal hoppiness is the predominant aroma and some dusty cocoa. Really not what I expect ESB to be, but anyway. A taste reveals a bit of funky umami and then burnt caramel and resinous hoppy character. There is a pinch of bitterness and a toasty caramel finish that endures. There is a place for all things in the beer world, Iím sure. Iím also sure this isnít your classic ESB but also isnít anywhere near a classic brown ale either.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 5, 2014
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Decent ESB on tap at the LA Beer Festival, awesome brown pour, some lacing, smells bitter, malty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Machinari_Diem (56) - - FEB 24, 2014
Pours light brown with a root beer float head that laces the entire way down the glass. Aroma full of hops - American citrus even though I would expect British hops. Some roasted malts but mild. Flavor roasty and slightly chocolatey with massive American citrus hop flavor. Slightly stale hops in taste. Possible blend of continental hops - grassy notes. Finishes dry and very hoppy. Interesting hybrid ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biokid23 (102) - California, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Robust, hoppy beer. Medium-full body, warming. Quite tasty, going to again emphasize the hoppy, IPA-like aspects of this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EcnarM (56) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Pours an even dark amber. Nice balance of fruity hop and malt on the aroma and flavor. Consultant taste through the whole palate. One of the better ESB's I have has in awhile. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Dark, cloudy brown, with a thick, dark tan head. Caramel malt, pine aroma. Toffee/caramel malt flavor...a hint of chocolate. Subtle piney bitter, creamy. A really nice ESB.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dredd (684) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2014
Nice beer, pleasant pine hop aroma, good mix of malt and zesty hop finish. Conceals the 6.5% well.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Catching up on some old ratings. ..................................................

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmoosey (78) - Richmond, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Poured from a tap, a medium brown color with a malty aroma of caramel with hops. Mostly sweet flavor with caramel and some hop.


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