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An American brown ale brewed with loads of hops from start to finish (it’s hoppy and beautifully bitter). Amarillo hops in the boil provide a spicy citrusy bitterness. Saaz dry hops in the fermentor provide a refined flowery aroma. These hops are supported by a grain bill of seven varieties of malt.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
firemarshal (178) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle into shaker. Dark brown. Malty aroma. Dark chocolate, coffee, ginger taste. Smooth finish. None of the hops, bitterness, or flowery aroma that are advertised are present. This is more like a porter to me.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
crajun (995) - , Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Sucks. I don’t like this brewery much based on the beers I have rated. I don’t even think this is a brown?? Slight coffee and musk in aroma cloudy red brown pour. Taste is hoppy throughout but not enjoyable at all

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1530) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle: Murky brown color with red tints. Foamy light brown head that settles down to an uneven head like pond scum. Malty aroma with a smoky flavor. Fairly full body with a burnt, bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
IndianaRed (2606) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle with a clear amber brown color. Sharp and toasty malt flavors. rather sharp with a nice bitter bight. A bit brash for a Brown.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scotchzombie (367) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Pours brown and clear with an amber tint. Head is bubbly foam and beige. Some thickness and lacing. Aroma is nutty, earthy roasted malt. Taste is surprisingly bitter-focused. Quite crisp and active on the palate. Earthy notes and roast malt. Astringent and bitter aftertaste. Plenty of taste here, which was unexpected and appreciated. However, I don't know that I like the taste - just too unbalanced. Wish it brought out a bit more sweet caramel or chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jsmerig (1291) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Pours a hazy deep brown with a frothy thick tan head. Aroma of smoke and coffee and a grassy earthy scent. Taste is dark roasted and smokey. Finishes with a slightly sour smokey bitterness in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (917) - Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Draft at their taphouse in Farmville. Dark amber’ish brown color with off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, nuttiness with light citrus hop backing. Taste adds some roastiness, kind of a earthiness to it, balanced with some hop bitterness. Medium body, medium carbonation, malty, nutty, with slight bitter roast finish. Seems hoppier then the average brown ale and I like it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
merc7186 (2256) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2013
The appearance for a brown ale is great, has a good dark reddish, carmel color to it. I got a decent one finger head but with minimal lacing. The smell comes off with a strong coffe smell, some nuttiness to it but has a curious black liquorice, sweet smell to it. The taste is over powering with a carmel coffee taste to it, not my style but really trying to stay subjective. The aftertaste is strictly coffee with a mild nuttiness taste to it. Overall, this is not my style of beer (I hate coffee and chocolate but tried to stay subjective and had my wife taste with me to have a neutral taster involved) and is not fitting for a brown ale (as listed) but overall a decent beer (for those that love this style, not me)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boxofrane (2258) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle from Wegmans Pours clear light brown with a large, tan head. The aroma has some piney notes and a light brown sugar and caramel. The taste has a little bit of a roasty note with a big, hoppy bitterness. I dig the flavor on this guy.. nice easy drinker with a pop.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (3565) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Clear dark amber color with a small khaki colored head and a sweet grainy nose. Caramel sweetness with some wet grain and malt flavors and a over arching grassy bitterness. Okay brown.


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