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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
That1Guy (1882) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Crushed at GABF ’10. One hopped up brown, though that’s not all it has going for it. It has plenty of nutty and sweet caramel malt flavor to it as well. Not incredibly complex, but very tasty. But what else would you expect?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2011
(Draught) Pours a hazy amber body with a medium cream head. Aroma of roasted malt, florals, cinnamon, and citrus. Flavor of grass, herbs, roasted malt, caramel, nuts, earth, and cocoa with a moderately bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2011
Brownish with tan head and one of the best Brown Ales I have had, but of course it’s from FFF.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010 Big hop aroma. Bronze coloured hoppy and fruity with a hint of bitterness in a nutty malt finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (3469) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
GABF 2010 - yes, I’m that far behind uploading my ticks. Pours hazy medium brown from the tap with a light beige head. The aroma is caramel malt - wort really - along with considerable herbal and citrus hops and nuts. Earthy and worty flavor with caramel, chocolate, nuts, and big hop bitterness. Slight citrus. Medium-bodied with average carbonation and decent smoothness. A nice "India Brown Ale" or whatever you call it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
smith4498 (2988) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Growler at Maltzilla’s All American Weekend. Pours cloudy brownish color with tan head. Sour aroma with some coffee and chocolate. I think this one’s infected. Tart flavor with some caramel, light hops. Medium body with average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2010
On tap at 3F. Pours a clear brown with small tan head. Aromas of bright hops, citrus, touch of pine, and some nuts. Flavors of citrus, hops, caramel malts, and some nuts. Pretty solid brown.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
50belair (2172) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Another sick growler provided by Diego. Rust colored pour with an off white head. Bitter coffee notes, this beer might be infected or perhaps was stored improperly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
17thfloor (2429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Draft at Hopleaf. Pours a clear brown with a bubbly fizzy head. Aroma is brightly hoppy, lots of citrus, light pine, with brown sugar notes, bit of nuttiness. Flavor follows, odd play of the bright citrus, rich caramel, and nuttiness, but overall really good. Medium bodied, avoids being syrupy, seems light and easy drinking for 7.7%.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6543) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2010
On tap. Dark brown, two-finger tan head. Aroma is roasty, with some grassy and citrus nuances. Flavours are nutty caramel with citrus hops and a medium bitterness. I’m not sure where this brew is trying to go, it could even fall into the black IPA category really. Anyway, it was pretty tasty.


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