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RATINGS: 507   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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.

AndyW68's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyW68 (1358) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Clear dark brown with off white head. Aroma is sweet fruity malt. Taste is the same with the addition af caramel and burnt wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinsenn (1873) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle from ABC. Caramalt and American hop aroma. Nice. The taste is similar but not quite as good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jsporrer (450) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Pours a medium brown with a thin tan ring. Caramel and roasted malt aroma. Fairly smooth start with a light malt flavor and a medium hop bite. I prefer more malt balance and less hops in a dark beer. Finish is very bitter. Drinkable but not that enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanscourt (1256) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Not a bad drink. oasty malt flavor with touch of hop balance. Their is a slight sweetness and fruit ester flavor. Rather bland watery mouthfeel overall though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1711) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2015
12 oz bottle from the AOPD beers each month The ale poured a clear brown color with small head and limited lacing. There is a nice roasted malt aroma that greets you. The taste is more complex with nuts and roasted malt. The ale has a light body with soft carbonation. The finish was clean with hop flavors closing out the beer..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHopster (1029) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2015
(Bottle). Nice choice for an autumn weekend during PSU parents weekend. Slightly hazy amber complexion. A mildly malty and hoppy brown ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lobosaintori (89) - - AUG 28, 2015
One of my favorite breweries but this is not their best beer yet still a very good one. Great aroma escapes the bottle immediately after it is opened. Color is a rich redish brown with foamy full head. flavor is of roasted nuts and toffee. smooth but a bit week but not too bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike67 (1043) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours brown with tall, long lasting, fluffy, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of herbal, piney hops, toasted malt and dark fruit. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is similar to aroma. Finish is long and very hoppy. Too hoppy for Brown Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubbleflubber (2139) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Pours into the glass a dark walnut-mahogany hue with lots of bubbling carbonation that results in a chocolate fizzy head that reduces to no real lacing of which to speak. The nose is of nuts and malt. Flavors are of deep chocolate malt, nuts, legumes, sourdough and light esters, finishing of a woody bitter and sourdough note. The mouthfeel is active with carbonation, a medium-light body, and a lingering nuttiness to the palate. Not a bad brown whatsoever, but a little zesty in the mouth, which detracts from the substantial complexity of the brew. True, letting it sit for 15 minutes or so allows the offering to open up and rest, but I must go with my first impressions when fresh. An interesting rate, indeed. All of the right components are there, it just has to do with the construction. Perplexing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jandd1983 (3603) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle. It poured a brown color with a light tan head. The aroma was of caramel, toffee malts and some floral and lightly bitter hops. The taste was similar to the aroma with some nuttiness. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (3407) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, 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 wasn’t 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.

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