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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is an interesting fall beer which doesn’t really conform to any style guidelines. It’s our version of a cross between a brown ale and an IPA. It has the malt profile of a brown ale, but the hoppiness and bitterness of an IPA. Brown sugar, dark caramel and chocolate malts, and plenty of Pacific Northwest hops make this a great autumn treat! This brew has 7 different malts in the boil, to capture those rich caramelly and nutty flavors from the darker malts, and the Galena hop from the Pacific Northwest, to provide the bitterness. Willamette and Liberty (both are aroma hops from the Northwest) were added to the boil, and then in the fermenter it was dry-hopped with 4 more pounds of Willamette and Liberty. Specs are 1.066 OG, about 65 IBU, and 7% ABV.

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3.9
beern (250) - Alabama, USA - OCT 6, 2017
Pours dark amber copper and mostly translucent with a white head and an aroma of hops and malt. Tastes of smoked caramel chocolate malt balanced by a moderately bitter hop finish of pine and citrus. It's mostly dry somewhat tart with a hint of nuts. It's light bodied with moderate carbonation. Just a bit bigger than expected.

3.1
Carlisle (875) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Can (16 oz). Pours brown with light beige head. Pine aroma with bready notes. Pine hops with bready malt backbone with caramel and chocolate notes. More of an IPA than a brown ale; improves as the beer warms a little. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
katrinaez (2404) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Mild but not unpleasant aroma. Lots of carbonation. Very watery tasting with very little nutty brown taste. Sour aftertaste from the bitter orange. Not bad, for a mixed concept with an ipa. But still a little watery. Tap.

2.9
DiarmaidBHK (6168) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Draft at Lewisburg hotel. Pours brown with a thin khaki head. Has some floral notes on the nose. Has a bit of nuttiness on the tongue along with the bitterness from the IPA. Finished clean. Not a really successful marriage of the Brown ale and IPA elements in my opinion. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
Gurthnar (6297) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 9, 2015
Can. Thanks Matt! Lots of grassy and earthy notes in this one. Freshly cut grass. Weirdly hopped leading to a weird product. Leaves a grassy flavour and mouthfeel in the finish.

3.1
Cuso (8960) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 9, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2015 Bottle kindly shared by Mattew, many thanks. Brown color with medium off-white head. Caramel malt, fruity hops in aroma. Taste, caramel, roasted malt, grassy hops, burned sugar.

3.1
Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - MAR 26, 2015
So this is an Autumn seasonal and I’m having it now. At 6.5% and a brown ale, I sniffed and tasted, so far so good, let’s do the rest. This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a hazy brown color with a slight carbonation seen rising at a moderate pace. A nice looking foamy ringyness glosses around the sides of the glass after a one finger white to off white foamy head dissipated. The smell had an earthy to brisk caramel maltiness with a light grassy hoppiness to it. The taste was earthy and sweet and had a sweet nutty aftertaste. A fairly quick sticky nutty finish came about. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium with a decent carbonation about it. Bitterness tries to show a slight feel on my tongue but mainly stays subdued. Overall, given that I had this when I did, its definitely a brown ale. I won’t knock Old Forge for the effort as I hope to have this again and hope those hops will shine the next time I have it in the Autumn.

3.2
FROTHINGSLOSH (8362) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2015 Sampled from a 16 oz can this beer poured an orange-brown color with a huge soapy-creamy tan head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was gritty floral hops, toasty malts and some cocoa powder. The flavor was bitter with fruity hops, a bit of leafy floral hops, toasty malts, nut and hints of chocolate and wood. Long finish. Medium body. Pleasant.

3.5
DocLock (11214) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Can from Whole Foods. Hazy brown pour with tan head. Nose was vienna malt, pecan, hops. Tasted malty, with mid-palate hops, late nutty notes, and more hops in the finish.

3.7
HighlanderOne (1401) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Poured from can. Aroma of malt and grass. Solid mahogany with beige head. Nice balance of roasted malt and piney/citrus hops. Bit of caramel and brown sugar. Well done. Glad I took a chance and bought a case.


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