jeremytoni (2926) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a small amount of head. Strong hoppy malty flavor with a lingering finish.
NotoriousJ (35) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful clear beer nice white head and lacing. Great grapefruit/ grape chocolatey aroma. Love the nelson sauvin in a brown ale very different interesting flavor
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CraftBeerLvr41 (70) - Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: A light colored brown ale, more of a real dark red. Brilliantly clear. Nice thin bubbly white head that doesn’t linger too much. Great lacing
S: Really interesting and unique aroma, smells of some grapefruit and earthyness, grape with faint cherry/raspberry with a smell of a chocolate covered strawberry. Some roast and plastic as well.
T: Nice bitterness upfront then fades with a grape, chocolate roast, with faint cherry and plastic like qualities, and earthy. which fits the profile nicely. Alcohol noticeable.
M: For a brown ale not overly sweet, nice and crisp. Alcohol burn on the tongue.
O: Nice change of pace from the DIPA’s, and interesting take on a brown ale.
jtclockwork (7110) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours brown with tan head. Nose and taste of toffee malt, caramel, grapefruit, coffee, resin and citrus. Finishes with a touch of toast and pine resin. Very hoppy for the style. Works pretty well. Medium body.
jstraw (1900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Jerry’s. Clear brown with good, frothy beige head, decent lacing / Nose of roast grain, chocolate, pine, citrus / Medium to full body, biting hops, some sweetness, good balance with lots of bitterness on finish / Flavors of chocolate, caramel, pine, weed, grapefruit, orange rind / Excellent flavor profile, very double ipa like with big hop bite.
Damico (2355) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber brown with a decent beige head. Aroma is juicy, unique orange like Nelson hop notes. After that though, I realize that this blend is not my style unfortunately, I really wanted to like it. The flavor brings big root flavors with biting raw Nelson not settling well on my palate.
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear nut brown with less than a finger of khaki head. Aroma is loads of citrus and a little toffee. Taste is light bitter. Citrus and tropical fruits with a hint of toffee. Full bodied with a slightly sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, awesome. Another homerun from Pipeworks.
jkwood04 (3408) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours deep brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of lightly roasted, nutty, and chocolate malts plus some floral and fruity hop notes and light alcohol. Flavor the same with a decent blend between the brown ale and the NZ hops. Average texture. A weird but interesting beer. Not bad but not great.
BBB63 (5743) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle served in PW snifter: Pours a medium brown with a nice head and good lace. The aroma has notes of roast, toffee, caramel, vanilla, white wine, piney resin and some initial Diacetyl esters. The taste has a lovely roasted bready malt character with a clash of unique hop bitterness and undertones. It took me a bit to get used to it but then I really dug the complexity. Overall I would gladly drink this again but must say the buttery notes are a tad alarming since I have found them in a few of the latest offerings.
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Patty and Jay’s Mead Party. Thanks! Pours a nice deeper brownish hue, a bit darker in the middle. Some gentle brownish glow on the edges, touches of orange and but brown. Decent frothy offwhite head dies down to a mellow frothy layer, laces small. Aromas are a firmer hopping, Nelson meet brown malts, touches of toast, earth, and gentle spiciness. Firmer dryness meets some biscuits, gentle toastiness, mellow spice. Initial is a bit toasty, medium bodied meets a firm touch of creaminess, toast, caramel. Some gentle spice, firmer hopping. Decent creaminess, not spicy, with some mellow hops. Brown malts, some caramel, gentle toast. Sweetness and a bit of girth in the body. Backend a bit spicy, firm brown malt and earthy. Sweeter caramel, some earthy, pretzels and toffee. Finish is a bit hoppy, still some girth. Not bad.