RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
The perfect winter IPA, we combine the rich backbone and color of a brown ale with robust American Hops. It’s well-balanced between sweet, roasty malts and piney, herbal hops, making this a dark beer for hop lovers.

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jeremytoni (3058) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2012
From a bottle poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Sweet malty flavor with a lingering aftertaste,

hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2012
4/26/12 bomber. Dark red tinted brown w a creamy sticky pale tan head. Nutty,dry caramel,grassy,spicy hops,choco,a touch of smoke. Dry hoppy finish. Crisp,tingly spicy. 7/3/7/3/15

kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012

Date: May 14, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: creamy tan head, scattered icy lace
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma, light caramel sweetness, citrus hops
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, plenty of hops, lots of citrus, earthy, piney hops is the only sign of sweetness, big long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2012
The pour is a very deep mahogany color with an average, beige, pillowy, creamy head which settles to a rocky, creamy layer and leaves scattered, soapy lace. The nose is decisively hoppy with herbal, floral, spicy, and grapefruit notes to match caramels and brown sugar. The flavor is even more hoppy with a dominant green hop note, spicy, herbal, some light grapefruit, slight roast, and faint dry cocoa. The palate is medium, nearly lively, drying, and oily. The beer finishes with a moderate bitterness, still green hops, spicy, and dry cocoa. Just way too dominant with the green hop notes. Not much else going on.

MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Poured from 22 ounce bottle. A hazy and nearly opaque mahogany brown. An aggressive pour yields a three-finger tan head. Very good lacing. Aroma is very hoppy for a brown ale. Pine and grapefruit gradually yield to toasted malt, cocoa and coffee flavors as the beer warms. Taste is very hop forward--again, pine and grapefruit. There is a little sweetness here too. A strong flavor of toast or even charred wood follows, along with coffee and cocoa flavors. Not so much a balance here as it is of hops and malt playing off of each other and alternating in prominence. Medium body and slightly above average carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

obguthr (6355) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Surprisingly hoppy aroma of whole orange. Cloudy brown, medium cream colored head, good lacing. Ripe whole orange flavor, lots of orange peel. Soil finish. It’s very difficult to tell that is a brown ale by the flavor alone. In fact, were I blindfolded, I would guess this is an IPA, given the absence of roasted malt on the palate. Delicious beer, but for the style, I’m looking for more malt character. Better identified as an IDA than ABA.

Tmoney99 (14483) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Draft sample. Poured a clear brown color with an average creamy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee, citrus and floral aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium roasted coffee sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex brew.

troopie (2341) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2012
Good looking brown. Red brown body. Actually looks like a great Cape Red. Good malty aroma. No flavour, no finish, no body. Could be storage, but as was served at cool room temperature, I doubt it.

Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2012
Serving: Draft at Tuskies. It pours a deep brown color with a thick head of very small, tan bubbles. The nose is light with a bit of bread and caramel. The flavor is smooth and slightly sweet with a nice bitter touch on the back end. Some bread, caramel, earthy hops, and slight floral notes. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a medium, bitter finish. Seems to be a solid session brew.

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2012
Draft. Cola-brown body with small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, caramel, some nut, light chocolate. Light-medium body, some resin.

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