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RATINGS: 1127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 235   ABV: 7.83%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
WTF Ale. A malty, robust, jobless Recovery Ale! Were not quite in the Red, or in the Black... Does that mean were in the Brown?

A big Ol Imperial Brown Ale to help you with your slipperly slide on into springtime. Rich, smooth, dangerous & chocolatey.

Alc. 7.83%
O.G. 1.072
64.20 I.B.U

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (3075) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2010
22 oz. bottle, $3.50 @ Binnys. Deep brown beer under a huge spongy head when poured into a shaker. Smell is malty, but not overpowering, with a good hop nose as well. Has a nice malty taste, a little darker roast, with some nut and toffee. Hearty malt taste. Hops not as prominent on the tongue. Nice light cocoa notes toward the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (3531) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 15, 2010
650ml brown bottle. Pours red-brown. Short creamy whitish cap on top. Piney hop aroma with grapefruits. Chewy malt flavour supplemented by grapefruity hops. Finsihes with some dry malt, medium lingering bitterness with grapefruit aftertaste. Medium body, medium carbonation. Tasty, super malty IPA.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
doublebock (558) - California, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Fantastic fresh hoppy aroma. Auburn color with big white head. Subtle roasted maltiness with heavy pine floral bite.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Malty, hoppy, and evergreen... Aroma sweet honey and hops, flavors of spruce, maple, grassy hops and sweet barley. For the price, its a real steal, making it the definitive recession ale. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (10317) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear dark caramel brown with a medium to large creamy light beige head. Citrus and nutty caramel, big sweet hoppy profile. A little thicker than medium bodied, nice sweet malt. Really nice body on this. Nutty, malty, some hoppy citrus coming through, very faint hints of cocoa. Finishes with a bit of bitterness, a bit of tangy sweetness, and some warming alcohol.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark red amber with a creamy off-white head that leaves wide lines of lacing. Aroma is fairly bland with a light balance of nutty malt and floral hops. Flavor is mildly hoppy with a light bitter piny finish and thin nutty body. Thin.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (10148) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2010
Bottle. Pours a beautiful burnt orange with a rocky off-white head that displays excellent retention. Tangerine and toast aroma (marmalade?). Toasty toffee with a citrus hop lift, medium bodied, crazy drinkable! So tasty without being heavy handed, I could drink this all night. Ive said many times that Im equally a malt-head and a hop-head, and this is a perfect marriage of the two elements in a terrific session beer. More please!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joechristenson (149) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2010
An interesting reddish brown color with swirls of orange and ruby. Aroma is a bit light, mostly grapefruit/citrus hops, a little roastiness. Mouth is fuzzy and fizzy - matches the overwhelming citrus hops. Less discernible than the aroma -- I dont get the same blast of grapefruit. The hops are more nondescript than anything and there isnt enough malt to balance it out for my tastes. I cant help but feel I got a funky batch -- its not bad, but nothing like I was expecting.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2010
22oz. Pours a clear amber, thick yellowish beige head. Very good lace. Very nice aroma of fresh hops, brown sugar, spices, rye malt, tamarind. Taste is like a spiced up brown IPA. 22oz. Pours a clear amber, thick yellowish beige head. Very good lace. Very nice aroma of fresh hops (tropical notes), brown sugar, spices, rye malt, tamarind. Taste is like a spicy brown IPA. Pretty easy drinkin!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (10051) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Pours dark brown with a foamy beige head and a toffee aroma. There is an intense dark malt flavor with lots of hop bitterness and a dry finish.


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