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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.


meshleman's rating

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
meshleman (27) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Hops overload. Vorbonation overload. Metallic and overly bitter finish. Not a tradional brown, but good gor hop heads.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfinney23 (1836) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Didn’t 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1743) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2014
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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrettTaylor (539) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Poured as a taster. Lots of hop aroma on nose, consistent with the American brown character. Not bad, but I prefer English brown.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerdedDave (512) - - SEP 22, 2014
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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2352) - New York, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Bottled. Brown pour, some malts and hops predominating. A decent brown,nothing too amazing here but good enough.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EvanFriend (314) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Very thin, overcarbonated, and too hoppy for a brown ale. Not great. Brown ales are too rarely done well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1809) - - SEP 4, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-27-13- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance- The beer is served as a deep brown colored brew with a small cream colored head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a roasted malt and chocolate aroma with a nice presence of a caramel smell. With these aromas there are some lighter herbal and nut like smells, producing a rather standard brown ale type smell. Taste- the taste begins with flavors of a roasted malt and a stronger presence of a bitter coffee and some notes of chocolate. While initially on the more bitter and malty side some caramel soon works work its way to the tongue balancing out the roasted and coffee flavors rather nicely. These flavors last largely to the end of the taste were some notes of an earthy and herbal hop come to the tongue, leaving a nice roasted and slightly bitter but overall balanced flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was smooth and creamy with a carbonation level that was on the average side. The smooth body was great for the roasted flavor of the brew, while the carbonation kept it more on the refreshing side and helped to qualm some of the bitterness allowing it to mingle well with the lighter caramel flavors. Overall – A fairly nice, not too sweet, brown ale that is a little more on the bitter and dry side.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerenberger (1538) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2014
The aroma is malt forward with hint of citrus. Pours a clear brown with non-lasting off-white head and minimal lacing. The taste is malty upfront followed by a citrus hop bitter finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, a brown with plenty of taste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3794) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2014
(Backlog) Bottle of fantasy tasting at Paul’s. Brown pour with tan head. Roasted malt tones, sweet notes. Nutty and roasted flavors, with a touch of sweetness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davey101 (696) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 2, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass Pours a clear dark brown with some tan foam. Caramel and lightly burnt malts with faint little floral notes. Certainly not bad but I relegated the end of my six pack for cooking purposes.


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