Travlr (24758) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Draft. Nice hoppy aroma of grass and tropical fruit. Taste has coffee grounds, pine, grass. Very nice. mcberko (17830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
22 oz. bottle, pours amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is quite hop-heavy, some toasted nuts and some roast. Flavour is a bit fruity at first, then shifts to citrus hops that then feature quite prominently, backed by some pleasant toasted malts. Very hop-heavy for a brown ale - tastes more like a very hoppy, toasted amber. Very solid. Ratman197 (14834) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, cocoa, toasted malt, grapefruit, lemon zest and pine. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, grapefruit, lemon zest and light cocoa with a smooth moderatly bitter lingering carmel finish. phaleslu (10247) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2012
22 oz. bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks again, Blake! Pours a cloudy brown-amber with a small off-white head. Big Cascade hop character in the aroma, with notes of citrus and pin, toast, caramel, brown sugar, and nuts. Flavor of citrus, toast, tobacco, nuts, caramel, and pine. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a citrusy, moderately bitter mouthfeel. This isn’t a brown ale, but a black IPA/Cascadian dark ale/India brown ale, or whatever you call it. bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Draft. Rich amber beer with a cream head. Light malt aroma. Malt and light grapefruit flavor with light cocoa. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and light cocoa linger with light caramel.
Sledutah (7524) - Utah, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Had at MBBF in Idaho Falls mar (5415) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Dark amber with a off-white head. Aroma of citrus, toasted malts and fruit. Tastes of grapefruit and piney. Nice, they took Silver for this beer.
bottle thanks to errl. brown pour with a cream head. nose is piney hops, malts, fruits, light dough, and bitter. very smooth on the palate, nice hop flavor, light malts, hops are the show here. hayduke (5204) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 8, 2012
On tap at the 10 Barrel Brewpub in Bend, Oregon. Poured a light brown amber with a big off-white head and excellent lacing rings. Nose of roasted caramel malts with some pine, floral, and citrus hops. Medium in body with a slick and clean mouthfeel. The flavor is quite complex with roasted malts, chocolate, mixed with very flavorful hops showing lots of pine and citrus. The finish is dry and lightly bitter. This is a really tasty and drinkable brown. IndianaRed (4619) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 20, 2016
On Tap at the Boise brewpub. Very hazy redish brown. Full dense lating tan head. Lots of big fresh piney hop aromas and flavors. LIngering resinous hop trailer. Somewhere between a malty IPA and a Cascadian Dark. Interesting. boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Bottle... Poured cloudy, brown with a khaki head. Nice retention. Nose had citrus and pine. Same citrus and pine hop flavors going on with a nice toasted and nutty malt sweetness for balance. Lots of hop flavor, low on bitterness. Finished with a clean hop character.