can8ianben (1358) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iím not one to get all emotional about brown ales, but this was a pleasant offering. Nicely balanced.
Kyle77 (21) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
Murrow (82) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
malvrich (35) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
katrinaez (153) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2015
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Standard brOwn. AVerage flavor with no real nut or malt note. Good for a back up if needed.
dfinney23 (1903) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
NikkTwist (1776) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Clear dark copper brown with a large off-white head. A notably spicy brown ale. Almost a mild malty IPA. Easy drinking and thirst quenching - but not a proper English brown ale.
BrettTaylor (575) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured as a taster. Lots of hop aroma on nose, consistent with the American brown character. Not bad, but I prefer English brown.
BeerdedDave (627) - - SEP 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
brown color; roasted malt aroma with chocolate notes; a medium bodied beer with roasted malt flavor and chocolate notes and a good deal of bitter hops
Maverick34 (2396) - New York, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Brown pour, some malts and hops predominating. A decent brown,nothing too amazing here but good enough.
EvanFriend (322) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very thin, overcarbonated, and too hoppy for a brown ale. Not great. Brown ales are too rarely done well.