BierMeister74 (5) - El Dorado Hills, California, USA - NOV 24, 2016 does not count
Rotating thru 36 Handles - a pint of this deep brown ale pours with minimal head, yet leaves a beautiful Irish lace. A bit hoppier than the standard brown, ABW’s Dirty "D" is at once clean, crisp, rich and filling. I could start the night with this one or finish with it. mR_fr0g (12119) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours nice dark mahogany brown with reddy hues and a nice creamy light tan head. Aroma is nutty roasteed malts, toasted pine needles, berry, hint of coffee. Flavour is toasted brown malts, hints of roasted coffee and solid citrus and pine hops. Defo a black IPA IMHO. Palate is medium light, slightly creamy, moderate carbonation. Xolid. Fatehunter (2567) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Pours a finger of head on a dark brown body.
The aroma is burnt wood and roasted malt.
The taste has moderate pine bitterness with a blend of nuts.
The texture is crisp.
It’s a hoppy brown ale and a good one. bhensonb (15195) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of herbal hop? Med body. Flavor seems neither nutty or chocolate to me. Mostly a lot of herb/earth hop over darkish malt. Maybe a hint of nut. The little malt does not prevent this finishing towards dry and bitter. "Brown IPA" marcus (10227) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 2, 2015
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours Dark brown with a thick tan head and a citrus and red malt aroma. There is a hearty smoked malt flavor with a hint of chocolate.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
On tap at 10 East -
My 3rd offering from them and this seemed very, very....plain. I know brown ale’s are already suffering from poor public perception, and this didn’t really do much to change that. A very minimal nose, basically water with a hint of white sugar sweetness. Flavor is equally water-like. I just didn’t get anything, good or bad. Nice body, strong appearance with a sturdy head. Lacking aroma and flavor. Aquilo (651) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Dark brown with a small head. Sour malt and molasses aroma. Rich flavor with some lemon. It’s good to try something different. Getbetter (1033) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JAN 18, 2014
From a tap at the brewery.The pour is a dark brown with a white head.A malty yet hop aroma with a very rich malt taste.A lot of Chocolate for a brown ale.A very good brown ale. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 29, 2013
On tap @ Beer Revolution. Brown-red pour with a white head. Toast, light roast, and molasses. A bit of chocolate, floral hops, and some toffee sweetness. Flavor is pleasantly sweet. Some molasses, toffee, and dark chocolate. A bit of roast, mild coffee, and floral hops. bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Draft. Amber-brown beer with a tan head. Rich malt and light cocoa aroma with light alcohol cleaner. Rich malt and light toffee flavor with light cocoa and backing hops. Medium bodied. Rich malt and light toffee lingers with light cocoa and backing hops.