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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Our Tap Room Brewer Brennan has hand crafted this ale to celebrate his marriage to the beautiful Natasha. This unique brew has the color of a brown ale, but the aroma of an American style IPA. Dry Hopped with Cascade and Willamette, this beer will prove just how complex a brown ale can be. 5.2% abv, 40 IBUís, O.G. 13P.


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUL 17, 2011
tap at brewery. Pours a deep brown / ruby red color with tiny off white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is nutty, slightly roasty, creamy, with a fair amount of citrusy hops (centennial or amarillo if I had to guess) . Flavor is malty, slight caramel notes, full of a fair amount of citrusy hops. Finish is slightly bitter, with an edgy metallic hop note that is not entirely pleasant. This is decent, but not overwhelming.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 29, 2014
This was a nice blend of style. It had the pleasant, sweet roastiness of a brown with the sharp, pungent citrusiness of the IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5139) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Daft to pint. Looks good; a fairly transparent brown with foamy off-white head that slowly dissipates into sticky lacing. Smells solwithh nice, fairly bitter hop profile with notes of roast and malt. Tastes like it smells with a nice mouthfeel. Good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (1984) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Sampled at Midwest Belgian Beer Festival. Pours a brown color with off white head. Roasted grainy flavor mixed with citrus hoppiness. Alright.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westchesterco (823) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2013
On cask at the brewpub it is a clear amber color with a slight head. The aroma is citrus and the taste is very citrusy which lingers on the palate

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3020) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2013
On cask in the the tap room at the brewery in St. Louis. Pours a clear cola brown with an off white head. Malty nose with some fruity hop notes. Mellow mouthfeel and finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freeofthoughts (646) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Cask ale from hand puller at schlafly tap room pours dense cloudy medium brown with creamy foamy light beige head. Rich surprising aroma of citrusy hops with a light roasted grain, lightly floral hop aroma as well. The taste does not quite live up to the delicious aroma but follows close with the full unfiltered grain of the cask and a light touch of herbal bitter with dried leaves. There is a nice balancing bitterness and balancing bright floral and miniscule citrus flavor, complete beer well produced. Light palate a bit watery in the finish but that keeps it going down easy, solid effort.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1025) - Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Excellent brown ale. Very well balanced. Brown and nutty. Pretty dam good brew. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2012
On cask at the taproom, reviewed second time around! For a cask ale, this one looked great, with plenty of head and lots of lacing. Thereís no shortage in the smell or taste of delicious, pungent hops, lemony citrus, and lightly roasted malts. Itís the very definition of delicious, right up there with their APA and AIPA on cask, downright fantastic. The body was rich and smooth, great feel; a wonderful cask ale served absolutely perfectly. Overall itís definitely A material beer on cask. Highly recommended in any serving type.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
seymour (1391) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Tasted on-tap 9/17/2011 at the Hop in the City Festival in a clean half-pint taster glass. This tasted like a brown American-style IPA, which I get from Schlaflyís written description, but I didnít expect so much Cascade hops from the name "India Brown Ale." Itís a semantics argument, but "American Brown Ale" would be a more appropriate title. I can appreciate an American brew-pub hybrid once I know what Iím tasting. All in all, this is a good, easy-drinking beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3216) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 26, 2011
tap at Itap in Soulard-pours deep brown with a small eggshell head-nose is earthy some cookie hops and pine. a lite char note as well. flavors are much more char than hops-lite earthy notes and some ashy flavors. ok but not great. the finish goes really ashy which takes away from the overall enjoyment of this beer. however, its pretty unique and i have never had a brown ale like this.


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