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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A mildly hoppy English brown ale with faint caramel flavors.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 23, 2003
My favorite brown ale, hands down. Smooth malty flavor tinted with chocolate. Aroma is also very chocolatey. Almost nonexistent hops. Medium to full bodied with a nice long finish. Really wonderful stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rchico99 (2) - Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2002 does not count
I find this to be one of the best nut browns out there, particularly aromatic and confident. Perfect for a late fall day, perhaps while watching some football with other beer connoisseurs. Cheers to Ipswich for this impudent brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 15, 2005
Excellent domestic brown ale. Nice combination of dryness and sweetness. Also very smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2003
Beautiful dark ruby color, not much of a head. Great malty/nutty/chocolate aroma. The taste starts off with some nice sweet maltieness, turns to a somewhat bitter hoppy flavor that doesnt do a great job of balancing with the malt. Finishes with a light to medium hoppieness with a nutty kick. Among my favorite nut browns, but still more than a little south of great.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 28, 2003
Very good. Chocolatey, yet robust and bitter. Great balance and depth. A classic U.S. brown ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (411) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 16, 2004
A dark brown ale with a slight head. The flavor is somewhat nutty, but also very malty and even porter-like, as other raters have noted. Nice hop bitterness to balance it all out.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4311) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Pours deep brown into a shaker. Tan micro head with excellent retention leaves spider lacing as is recedes to skim surface. Spicy caramel aromas. Smooth dark caramel and pecans. Slight hop in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brigg (500) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2010
(bottle) Hazy mahogany body and a big, stiff tan head. Powerful aroma of rich, lightly roasted, sweet chocolate malt. The strong hop aroma is floral and grass/pine. Flavor is earthy but sweet with caramel and slightly smoky. A slight tartness near the back. Body is slightly thin, and soft.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2011
Bottle thanks to AirForceHops: Pours a clear deep copper mahogany with a spotty-lacing froth of off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasted nutty nose with a touch of British hops and hint of fruitiness. Starts with a good mild sweetness and toasted maltiness well-balanced with lightly piny bitterness before a crisp bittersweet finish. An enjoyable, true to style, and very drinkable brown ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kenk99 (168) - Leonia, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2001


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