In order to protect themselves from attacks from native tribes, including those led by Dragging Canoe, Joseph Black and other settlers constructed a fort along the banks of Wolf Creek. Inspired by these hearty souls, this brown ale is fortified with the best of all brewing ingredients in one glass. A blend of American malts balances the incredible hop load. In a blended style of hop intense IPA and smooth, malty English brown ale, each glass is literally saturated with hop bitterness, flavor, and aroma. You will get a strong citrus experience from Cascade and Centennial hops that stand at attention to accept the boldness in the malt bill.
6.3% ABV, 71 IBU, 21 SRM.
-American pale, CaraPils, Caramel 40, and Chocolate malts. Magnum, Cascade, and Centennial hops.
lithy (2997) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown-red, creamy beige head. Very sweet, citrusy orange aroma. Taste is again sweet caramel, candy, fruity, citrus hops.
jcwattsrugger (10064) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap-pours a retaining tan head that laces and brown color. Aroma is resin/hop leaves [cascade, centennial, simcoe], some medium malt. Taste is resin/herbal/peat hop leaves [cascade, centennial, simcoe], some medium malt, no nut, no cocoa, and I’m guessing there’s a dry hopping that occurred. Finishes dry.
SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught, #498. Hazy brown pour with brown head. Hopy and earthy aroma and flavor. Crisp mouthfeel.
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