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An American brown ale brewed with loads of hops from start to finish (itís 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.


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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - APR 10, 2013
Pours dark with off white head and tons of lace. Aroma is light hops and malts with light chocolate. Taste is sweet malts, mild spice, plenty of bitterness seems more akin to a black IPA. Medium body with dry, sticky bitter finish


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (2588) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2015
This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a hazy brown color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated to one big lump in the center. This lump just kinda settles down really slowly. A light speckled lacing graces the sides of the glass. The smell had a decent bitter harsh citrus to spicy hops over coating a fairly decent rich nutty maltiness. The taste copied the smell to balance between the bitterness and the spice to the nutty maltiness. There wasnít any aftertaste but it did have an ample nutty dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed appropriate for the style and for me. A nice level of bitterness and combined nuttiness hit my tongue nicely. Overall, yeah, I dig this one as an American Brown Ale, definitely worthy for its style to have again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (1443) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2015
Old rating. Nothing special, but clean brown ale. Malty and nutty with good hop bitter bite.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
DrSilverworm (8183) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2015
12oz bottle, purchased from Habersham in Savannah on 2/23/15. Of the beers from my Habersham haul, Iíve been putting this one off because the best by notch is 10/2014 (I only discovered this when I get home). Bottle makes a loud PSCHT when I open, and the neck of the bottle fills slowly with head. Hazy darker red color in the glass, with an excessively large khaki head. Over carbonated and lightly tart, it seems to have developed a bit of an infection. Medium body. No flavor really besides toast and brett-type spicy citrus. Touch of paper, hint of chocolate and nuttiness... The shadow of what once may have been a great beer. Moderate bitter, very dry taste. Not going to bother continuing with this. Drain pour, waste of money. The Georgia supply chain needs to get their shit together.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aumentm (400) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
A tasty brown ale that is well bodied and deeply mixitured. This is the ticket if you want something in the middle.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (552) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has an awesome aroma of toasted malt. Appearance- A beautiful brown color that has a thick light brown head on top. Taste- An excellent toasty malt flavor with a caramel finish. Palate- This is a medium bodied brew with moderate carbonation and has a semi-creamy feel to it. Overall- Excellent brew, first time drinking this and it wonít be the last.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kyle77 (37) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2015
From site: 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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Murrow (87) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours ruby brown with tan head. Citrusy hops on the nose. Hops up front on palate, as well. Very mild toasted malt flavor, hints of caramel. Finishes slightly dry. Seems a bit too carbonated. Straightforward and very drinkable. An enjoyable brown.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malvrich (87) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2015
A: Prodigious rocky head of beige with great retention. Dark ruby/mahogany color. Good looking. little visible carbonation. S: Slight cocoa and roast with a slight hint of bitter hop T: Bitter and roasty at first and no sweetness that I associate with the style. I like it because I donít tolerate much sweetness very well in beers. Not much taste development so sort of one dimensional but hey, I like that dimension. M: Much lighter bodied than expected but good that itís not gummy and cloying. Nice dry finish. I like it! O: Nice change from sweet heavy browns which I know are more the norm for the style. Iím on board for another purchase. Glad I tried it.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
katrinaez (421) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2015
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Standard brOwn. AVerage flavor with no real nut or malt note. Good for a back up if needed. Tap

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfinney23 (2170) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Didnít strike me as all that hoppy but maybe I was just distracted by the excessive carbonation. Once the fizzy head died away the taste was pleasantly malty with some citrus hops.


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