jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Red-brown with big, flotsam, tan head / Bright nose of citrus and dry hops / Medium body, hoppy, with good balance and fine dry, bitter, finish / Flavors of dry hops, chocolate, grapefruit, and weed / Just an outstanding pale ale with a chocolate kick. SPDickerman (1315) - Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Pours ruby red with a large tan head. Smells like cascade hops (yes, exactly like cascade hops) and molasses. Taste is bitter and then has some solid brown ale sweetness. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Bear Republic/Fat Head’s/Stone TBA (Texas Brown Ale) finishes with mild bitterness and a hint of sticky sweetness. danrcook (26) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Exactly what you would expect from Stone; great color and nose with a floral yet hoppy finish. One of the better collaborations. Sort of an amber IPA mix with its nutty and woody notes and rich color. kidmartinek (5007) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Pours murky brown into the glass and fills it half full of frothy foam. Smells like strong malty, hoppy good beer with a cool, malty sweetness. The taste is exploding with citrusy hops followed by chocolate and carmel malts and finished off my a palate coating bitter maltiness. If that isnt the oxy moron of all beer descriptions. Its just exploding with good beer flavor and its all balanced so you dont fall off the scale. I wish I could take a picture of this and send it to you. This is the beer you have been waiting for out of the last 200 you’ve tried. Sublym (75) - Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Damm, this is a beer. This is my 3rd time enjoying this, 1st time rating it. Ok, it took 3 breweries to do it but you put brown ales on the map. All the best qualities of a brown ale kick up with smooth hoppyness. A beautiful beer, and even a little lacing. (love beers that leave lacing) beer lovers try this, brewers dont make this a special release. Make this one available to all, always.
17thfloor (2444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2012
this beer is ridiculously good. best newcastle i’ve ever had. make 6 packs.