closey22 (246) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown(go figure) with rimming off white head; soft slightly sweet aroma with a touch of hops; Flava is balance between hops and sweet yet roasted malt; feels medium with some fizz; finishes tangy and roasty with some chocolate and fruity notes
watson1977 (2288) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma has chocolate and coffee. Flavor has aggressive hoppy bitterness, burnt toffee...burnt notes...coffee and chocolate creeping in. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is bitter and dry...roasty lingering with bitter coffee.
tcane7 (807) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz draft at Media Iron Hill. Poured clean dark amber with thin white head. Aroma dominated by by roasty caramel malts with a little floral hops. Taste is roasted malt with a notes of citrus and floral hops.
TURDFERGUSON (3565) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at West Chester. Deep brown with a red hue and tan head. Notes of caramel, cocoa, roast, hops.
jtclockwork (5099) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Brewpub. Pours dark brown. Almost black. Nose/taste of dark malt and chocolate with hops. Milky smooth texture. Good body.
Goodgrief (1720) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Media location. Exactly what the description stated...a boldly hopped brown. Amber brown pour with light colored frothy head and pretty good lacing. Caramel malt dominates with a lot of roast, hints of cocoa and even a touch of cherry-like fruitiness with a moderately bittering finish with hints of citrus. A good brown ale.
willblake (2624) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20091010 Tap at Maple Shade. Another well done brown ale from Iron Hill. So many breweries mangle these making them overly sweet, phenolic, or diacetyl, but Iron Hill’s takes on brown ale are consistently well attenuated, quaffable, and pleasant. Slightly peaty, coffee hints, and a nice kick of tame but tasty woodsy hops in a familiar east coast style. Very nice heft to the body, and clean, mildly bitter finish.
KornDogg (498) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at IH Lancaster. Roasted malt/hop aroma... Brown body with thin creamy head... Roasted malt flavor with hints of hops/chocolate. Bitter finish... nicely balanced
johnbuck100 (166) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap in lancaster. hoppiest brown ale i have ever had, beautifully done. the sweetness and malt backbone of the brown ale is upped considerably by the hops. excellent balance and an incredibly drinkable session beer. this is the best brown ale i have ever had. well done!!
afireinside96 (924) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Lancaster location. Served clear dark brown with a thin beige head in a shaker glass. The first glass I had left nice sheets of lacing all down the glass marking every sip. The second glass I had left no lacing. The smell was very hoppy, lots of citrus, some floral, and a bit of toastiness. The roasted grains really came forward in the flavor giving some dark toast and cocoa character while the hops balanced it perfectly with fresh grapefruit, grass, and floral. Bitterness is present but not to IPA levels. An amazingly balanced beer and easily my favorite beer I have ever had from Iron Hill.