philtom15 (54) - Kansas, USA - NOV 17, 2011
A great beer, is perfect for those who love IPA’s and even those who don’t like hops and like brown ale’s. It is a perfect combination of flavors and aromas. Amazng with food especially barbeque. I have not been able to get this on draft yet, but I have found it in bottles in Reno, Wholefoods, Ben’s, Total Wine, Craft wine and Beer.
mnurda (1285) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 15, 2010
Could be my newest favourite beer and style. Bottled sample. Absolutelyl loved it mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2009
This is a great beer. Although not the best I’ve ever had, it may be m favorite. Nice and dark brown, a shade below transparent, nice light tan head. Aroma has a beatiful mix of heavy hops and a nice dark roast. Hops are very prominant on the palate with a nice heavy malt to balance them. A bt heavy-handed, but still very drinkable,and very interesting and complex. jtheye (12) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 18, 2009
Nice cross between a porter (I guess they say brown) and an IPA. Will buy again ... I hope it becomes a permanent addition to their line. thetmaxx (917) - West Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Poured from the bottle I know boulder is good with hippy beers so I think this will be good. Aroma is great! Way hoppier then any brown. Flavor is also nicely bittered with hops. Overall what a great brown, you can still smell and taste the maltiness of the brown, but it also has nice hopping that sets out apart from other browns in a really good way.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2009
BEautiful chestnut brown in color with a nice light tan head and nice carbonation. Slightly medicinal caramel aroma. Rich and malty, very full bodied, with a nice layer of chocolate, caramel and biscuit. The hops are a bit tamer than expected, citrus is present, but never overpowering. Some bitterness at the finish. Props to you, a tremendous beer! scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2009
#1800 - Dark coppery brown, creamy light tan head with great lacing. Milk chocolate truffles and toasted caramel aromas swirl on soft layers of vanilla-coconut and earthy citrus. Rich toasted malt bill with caramelized vanilla bean and roasted chocolate nuttiness balancing on a foundation of citric earth hoppiness. Hints of dark fruit peek through at room temperature, but overall this beer is very well integrated from start to finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, lightly bittersweet finish. A true surprise here as I was not expecting such a multifaceted brew. The sad part….I only bought one bottle… BeerFanDan17 (1120) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - SEP 2, 2009
4 oz pour at the Oregon Brewers Festival in July ’09. Sweet, malty, and a load of hops. A great balance and almost a Belgian style ale than a brown. One of my favorite of the festival. agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Aroma - very floral, citrus, touch of malt;
Appearance - brown, thick creamy head, great lacing;
Taste - malty front, hop flavor blends nicely in the back, long bitter finish;
Palate - smooth mouthfeel, excellent body;
Overall - extremely well built, balanced, great anniversary brew! SanfordBrewer (1576) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2009
lct-cpr, ribg-wh-hd, med-full-body, med-co2.
lots of flavor hops but bittering-hops are well balanced out, so it’s very hoppy but not overly bitter.