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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8946) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Brown pour at Huna day. Nice creamy head. Aroma is simple but delicious...hops, toffee, caramel. Flavor is really hoppy up front and settles into some nice biscuit, caramel notes. Good stuff.

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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 11/12/2010. Served on tap in a pint glass at Hopleaf. Sand Pebbles pours a mostly translucent brown color with a touch of amber. An off-white head exists initially, fading quickly. This is partially due to the generous pour. Decent head retention. The aroma is smooth and complex. Toasted malt, with some toffee and brown sugar provide a sweet aroma, with a moderate tropical fruit hoppiness is there as well. The first sip is phenomenal. The toasted malt starts the flavor cascade with some burnt coffee as well. Right before the hops kick in, there is a blast of brown sugar. As it helps to transition the beer to the juicy, hoppy part, initially it was a tough flavor for me to place, but that is what really kicks the flavor points up. Toward the end I get some citrus but more tropical fruit hoppiness, with the finish being a bit bitter. The mouthfeel is a bit sticky, with a medium level of carbonation with a bit of creaminess existing in a fuller than medium body. The body is obviously needed to contain the ABV, but it still maintains a easy to drink, almost light feel. This will be tough to come by I imagine, but it is another great offering from FFF. Call me a fan.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnurda (1117) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 25, 2010
On tap at fff. Great brown ale perfect amount of hops. Went well with the pizza

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2010
On tap at Three Floyds
A damn good brown ale that is over-hopped just as would be expected by Three Floyds. Still has alot of malt but the hops really stand out, especially in the dry bitter finish. Reminds me of Surly Bender.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8283) - San Diego County, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2010
had on draft at the brewery, served in a 1/2 pint glass. pours reddish, brown. malty with coffee, caramel, nuts and bread noted. balanced well, with hints of citrus and pine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilligoose (3226) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 24, 2010
tap at FFF. pours a clear dark copper. nice lace. basically what you would expect a big hoppy brown ale from FFF to be like. nice clea pine and citrus hops compliment a dry, low residual sugar coffee and cocoa backing. clean and refreshing. great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1513) - Kyle, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2010
"Sampled at the Great American Beer Festival on September 16, 2010. Amberish light-brown body, very pretty actually, with an off-white head. Aroma of very light fresh hops and something... for some reason birdcages come to mind. Flavor is more of a punch in the mouth than the aroma lets on, with a light, rubbing alcohol-like sweetness. Very tame. Palate is quite amazing. Warm in the throat... spikey. Alcohol felt in the throat more than the mouth. Wow, this is a good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Dark reddish-brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma was caramal and hops. The flavor was heavy on the hops, a good thing! Very tasty, easy to drink-brought home a growler. Left a complex lacing on the glass. Please bottle it!


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