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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Rugged yet smooth, Kodiak Brown Ale balances caramel and roasted malts with enticing Northwest hops. Perle and Willamette hops accent without overpowering this American brown ale’s intrepid maltiness. The result is uniquely delicious.

Inspired by the adventurous spirit readily found in Alaska, Kodiak Brown Ale invites you to take the road less traveled. Kodiak has remained one of our most popular beers since we first fired up the brew kettle in 1995, proving that Alaskans are not afraid of the dark.

Pair Kodiak Brown Ale with comfort foods—macaroni and cheese, lasagna, burritos; pub grub—burgers, nachos, deep-fried bites—and just about anything prepared on the grill. You can also just kick back and enjoy a tall cool one when you want to relax and enjoy LiFe.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 24, 2012
From 12 oz. can to glass

Appearance: Pours brown with a thin tan film of tight bubbles.

Aroma: Chocolate roast, walnuts and bread crust.

Taste: Roasted malt, bread crust, euro hop spice with a little twang at the end.

Mouthfeel: On the thin side of medium bodied and prickly.

Overall: A brown ale that wasn’t bad but didn’t knock my socks off. Very easy to drink for those not looking for a sessionable hoppy pale.


3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pbzbo (6) - - MAR 17, 2014 does not count
Poured flat, no head, minimal carbonation at Humpy’s Airport outlet. Clear brown, dark but not opaque, Very nutty, very fruity, very sweet. Brown sugar, hazelnut, dates, toast, ripe fruit, more brown sugar. Mellow earthy hops, flavor lingers at the front on the palate. Despite a bad pour, a decent brown and a good pair for the crab cakes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (3070) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Draught. Pours a mostly clear dark brown color with a smallish tan head on it. Nose is a little nutty and has some nice toasting to it. Taste is drier and nuttier than I would have thought, with just a slight hint at some caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3005) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Draft Old Notes (Humpy’s-ANC)-Pours a dark brown with a decent head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, nutty, and slight dried fruit. Taste of nuts, malt, and caramel. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and easy drinking. Nice brew.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle. Deep brown color, bright tan head. Aroma of cafe au lait, chocolate milk. Taste is Italian chocolate soda, light spice. Decent.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark reddish pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of metallic, grass, slight cardboard, hints of earth, slight chocolate, nuts. Taste is cardboard, paper, slight grass, metal, hints of chocolate, hints of nuts, finishing bitter, slightly dry. Eh, bad.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (973) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle. Newer label than that, though. Not sure where from, my parents picked it up for me on a recent Alaskan vacation. Pours a nice deep clear brown. Thin mouthfeel....light on the tongue. Heavy on the hazelnut, bigtime. Good beer for the style, but not a style I have often.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike67 (733) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2013
On tap. Pours brown with foamy beige head. Aroma is of bready malt and dark fruit. Body is medium, creamy and slightly crisp. Taste is of bready, nutty malt, herbal hops, brown sugar and dark fruit. Finish is medium lasting, semi-dry. Delicious Brown.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hockeybeerguy (910) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Pours a dark brown leaving some light amber edges, has a two finger white foamy head, moderate sticky lacing spider webs after a good minute, aroma is rugged roasty nutty maltiness, light caramel displays a decently strong presence, lightly hopped; the flavor is extremely roasty, perhaps one of the roastiest brown ales I’ve ever had - wow, dry finish, its fairly easy on the palate despite some harsh (rugged more or less) carbonation; overall, I say this is a pretty good brown ale that I would have again

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 25, 2013
This is one of my favorite brown ales. Thick and nutty with a nice amount of brown sugar sweetness and a roasted, malty base. Picked this up in Juneau in 2011.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3114) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2013
The Sampler, Brooklyn 650ml ($8): Pours a ruby brown with a light brown head. Aroma is light chocolate, caramel malts, mellow hoppiness. Taste is slightly sweet. Mild hoppy undertone. Nice and creamy body. Nice, sessionable brown ale.


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