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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
A strong American Brown ale with an aggressive hop presence. A manly beer named after the manly and quintessential Steve McQueen film. “Not your father’s brown ale” - A. Mason Brewer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Tap at FFF. Clear dark ruby. Excellent sheets of tan lacing. Nose is fresh peppermint, sage, pine. Taste is dry, dusty, loads of white pepper, spruce and waxy pine sap bitterness. Sage herbal overload. Delicious. Can be a bit dusty but comes across as cocoa powder bag mixed with crushed white pepper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2013
On tap at Three Floyds, Black pour, thin off white head. Aroma of piney hops dominates, some malt. Taste is some piny hops up front, fades to choc malt

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1867) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Pour is dark copper with a light tan head, decent lacing. Aroma is on the hops side with notes of grapefruit, caramel malts, and toffee. Flavor is a bit more robust and nutty with a dry grassy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
brown color, aroma of nuts, coffee, toffee, pine hops, same flavors, hoppy brown with a nice malt backbone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (6938) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Draft at Hunahpu Day 2013 with Andrew and Maggi. Pours a deep brown body with thin light brown lacing. Aroma is light hop and malt - somewhat faint but nice. Mouthfeel is medium with a wonderful hop prescence for a brown ale. Very sessionable as well.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Malt aroma and black pour with a pepper spice pour and minimal mouthfeel. Easy drinking brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andyhwcinc (1729) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Enjoyed on tap at the 3 Floyd’s brewpub in Munster, IN. This was a pretty intense brew, so intense that I really couldn’t finish my imperial pint. Appearance is a dark murky brown with a moderate slightly off-white head. Aroma is pretty hoppy with chocolate and toffee notes. Taste is very pine hop aggressive (as the deScription states), almost a bit too much for me and at points it was like I was drinking hop resin with a bit of chocolate and caramel. It’s not bad, just too much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Not like most browns that you would have. Had at draft at 3F pub. Nose and taste has caramel and toffee, with hoppy taste and finish. Not a bad beer, but had the 3F tendancy to be a bit over hopped.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (2160) - Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Very hoppy for a brown. Pine citrius aroma. Starts like a classic floyds ipa. Finishes like a brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Draft at Cigar City during Humahpu Day 2012. Pours a dark chocolate brown color with amber/hazelnut hues and a half finger beige head that quickly settles into a lasting ring.  Sporadic spots of lacing left behind. Sweet, slightly roasted aroma with chocolate and caramel malt notes along with subtle lactic cream and earthy hops.  Hints of toffee, hazelnut and toast followed by a resinous, grassy pine character. Medium bodied with a strong hop presence up front that provides a dry bitterness that dominates the flavor.  Dry grassy pine needle flavor is very prominent, overpowering most of the malt notes.   The hops are slowly countered by sweet and roasted dark malts.  It tastes more like an India brown ale with subtle notes of toffee, chocolate, caramel and nut.  Pretty good but too hoppy for the style in my opinion.

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