AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Biggsbowler. Pours a nice rich brown with a decent off white head that fades quickly. Aromas are citrus and floral hops, then a nice caramel dose and finally some bread. Flavors are mellow citrus hops, then a big dose of caramel malts, followed by some burnt sugar sweetness and a finish that is grassy and bitter. Palate is a little thin and undercarbonated. Overall, this is an excellent beer if taken by itself, but the style is an oxymoron in and of itself; let’s call it and India Brown Ale which makes more sense than any other moniker these beers go by. Still nice to drink.
rougeau13 (2003) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown with a frothy light beige head. Decent lacing. Aroma of spice, chocolate, roast, and biscuits. The taste is roasted and a little chocolaty bitter and a little off. Medium bodied; a little creamy and a little dry. Ok.
ljstephenson (249) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Disappearing thin beige head. Aroma is strong toasted toffee & biscuit, some malt. Flavor is again toasted biscuit & some caramel. Finish is slightly dry with some bitterness. Interesting combo with IPA & Brown ale, but seems to work.
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drewish9882 (24) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This would be my 2nd fav IPA with the turtles. This is just behind hopzilla and in front of hopsecutioner. The brown ale meshes well.
Ed5388 (2095) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber. Pours a deep brown color with a finger of tan head. Aromas of grapefruit, caramel, pine, and roasted malt. Tastes is similar. Grapefruit, mild pine, roasted malt, mild bitter finish, with a hint of caramel.
DCLawyer (1429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle->SA. Medium brown with 1/2 inch khaki head. Aroma: dirty hops over malt. Taste: metallic malt, hops, burnt sugar. Eh.
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
totaaly bitter and a little far from brown ales. Nice brewed indeed but these gfuys are very into hops.
woodychevy (361) - - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like it. could be my favourite offering from my not-so-favourite-think-it-is-somewhat-overrated-no microbrewery. Pours a see through brown with a thin white head. the weight/ mouthfeel darkness is reminiscent of holy city porter. good aroma- lots of hops. taste is hoppy and sweet all at once- well balanced. Much better than the much less interesting brown all from bells brewery. definitely get the piney/ citrusy west coast hops on the palate balanced with a nice sweetness from the dark malt. Little bit of pepper on the palate. Overall a good offering. 12 oz bottle from zillies.
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours brown, letting minimal light through. Not much of a head on this beer, a mere thin cap of white swirls.
Aroma: Sweet brown sugar-like malts, lemon zest and just a nice citrusy hop nose.
Taste: Caramel or honey covered toast, citrusy hops. Cereal, light amounts of chocolate.Finishes with peppery hop spice.
Mouthfeel: Active carbonation, medium bodied. A little peppery roughness.
Overall: A very easy to drink hop forward beer.
gripweed57 (687) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Clear deep mahogany brown color topped by a big rocky beige head. Fragrant toasted malt aroma with notes of brown sugar and plums. Rich toasted malt flavor with a spicy, peppery hop backdrop. Slightly tangy with a chewy dried fruit resonance. Reminiscent of toasted nuts and raisins. Overall, a very tasty and unique combination of complex malts and hops.