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The Deuce is a limited-release Hopped-Up Brown Ale and the second craft beer (following the pair’s CHAKA Belgian-Style Ale release) to be packaged in the Alumi-Tek® re-sealable pint bottle from Ball Corporation. Limited quantities of the Hopped-Up Brown Ale will be available at Oskar Blues locations (Tasty Weasel Taproom, Home Made Liquids & Solids, Grill & Brew) and in Sun King’s home market during the 2012 Great American Beer Festival week while supplies last.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidobutai (359) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2014
Part of a six-pack sampler at Yard House Virginia Beach. Beautiful dark black, nice lacing. Toasted nut aroma, but the first thing I tasted was licorice. Coffee and chocolate as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chadje (178) - California, USA - APR 21, 2014
4 oz draft. Pours a deep blackish brown with thin brown foamy head, Aroma is light very hoppy. Taste is of citrus hop note and a hint of malt character. A very good brown ale and almost feels like its cheating as it tastes like a black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3174) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 20, 2014
4 oz. Draft sample@ Amesbury Ale House. Dark brown, mahogany in color with thick head in the sample glass. Aroma is piney hops, earthy nuttiness and light chocolate. Pleasing aroma.

Very hop forward Brown ale. Pine and earthy hops upfront with some moderate roasted notes in the center. Light chocolate and burnt nuts gives the brew a nice balance of the blast of hops in the front end. The finish shows herbal hop notes with a decent amount of pine resin. The body is medium with the carbonation giving a mild creaminess to it. The drinkability is really high for a brown. I could drink more of this and for me I could session at 7%. Really nicely made.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (985) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2014
Pine, subtle purple grapes, toast. Deep dark ruby with a mostly fading head. Bready, fruity, piney, bitter, subtle cherry cola notes. Medium bodied, chewy, sticky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8140) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Sample at Station 2. Pours a hazy chestnut color with a medium light beige head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Roast malt, pine and hops in the nose. Medium-bodied with flavors of chocolate malt, resiny hops and citrus. The finish is sweet with a cocoa and malt aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajtrupp (245) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Possibly my favorite brown ale. Not too sweet with good use of hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8434) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 17, 2014
[ Tap ][ Salted Pig Riverside ][ 4oz ][ $2-3 ][ Mini Imperial Pint ][ 3/16/14 ]
>> Blacker, deep red pour with mocha foam. Nose is cabbage, stinky, miso, mushroom...cleans up to grilled pineapple, Black IPA. Taste is dusty, mostly black IPA, dusty, cocoa powder, roasty, sharp coffee, robust. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5332) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Draft at Valhalla. Pours a deep blackish brown with thin brown foamy head, less than one finger. Aroma is light and faint but super fresh hop. Mouthfeel is light and bitter upfront and finishes smooth and thin; notes of fresh clean hop, melon and very light rounded malt character. Almost tastes like a very thin bodied black IPA. Really, really nice sessionable brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (4005) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Smells like citrus hops, some roast in here but mostly like a thick hoppy beer and not so much a brown. Finishes with medium bitterness. Pours cloudy brown. Tap at Rustico, miscalled Left Hand The Deuce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (2005) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Draft at mudville9. Pours a deep brown color with a light head. Very flavorful and slightly fruity. Not bad

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