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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Deuce is a limited-release Hopped-Up Brown Ale and the second craft beer (following the pair’s CHAKA Belgian-Style Ale release) to be packaged in the Alumi-Tek® re-sealable pint bottle from Ball Corporation. Limited quantities of the Hopped-Up Brown Ale will be available at Oskar Blues locations (Tasty Weasel Taproom, Home Made Liquids & Solids, Grill & Brew) and in Sun King’s home market during the 2012 Great American Beer Festival week while supplies last.

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starcross (77) - Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Love the grapefruit notes, and the hoppy aftertaste. Nice dark color and a great light caramel head with wonderful aroma

4.6
jhp40219 (449) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Pint can poured into an imperial pint glass. First off, just let me say that this can is the coolest looking can I have ever seen! Aluminum can shaped more like a sports drink bottle with a wide mouth (think Mickey’s Big Mouth). Great idea for bottling. Pours a dark brown with almost a reddish hue and a small light tan head and a lot of lacing. The hops aroma almost bowls you over upon opening. Very fresh, earthy and floral. Also picking up a decent amount of malts in the aroma, but the hops own this. Smells more like an IIPA. Taste is definitely very different from any other beers I can remember tasting, but that is a good thing. Hops and malt dominate the taste, but both are very well balanced together with neither dominating. But both are STRONG! The hops have a very nice citrusy taste, and the malts are very roasty, with a bit of chocolate on the back end. Very clean, crisp, and dare I say refreshing! Finish is slightly bitter with a long, lingering malt and hops taste. Excellent on the palate! Seriously one of the best balanced beers I have ever had! Nice full body, thick texture, active carbonation. Amazing, wonderful beer here! So sad that this is not going to be around longer. This one definitely has potential to be a 99%er.

4.3
slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"My favorite beer of Canfest 2012 (went back 3 times!). dark amber/red-brown in color. Thinking more india brown ale than brown ale. What Oskar Blues can do with a single hop (think Gubna) is nothing short of amazing. THE best brown ale I’ve ever had...knocking off DFH Indian Brown, which is similar, but this is bigger, baddder and resher. The hop spice and roasted malt assault is great!! Hope to see this again. Soooo close to a 4.4 - probably will coem back and change it :)"

4.1
gnoff (10986) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
Sampled at Rackhouse Pub, Denver CO, on October 10, 2012, during the event Colorado Rare Beer Tasting
Very dark red color, tan head. Sweet, hoppy scent. Hoppy, citrus taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

4.1
BadAprilia1000 (435) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Pours a very pretty dark dark amber. Aroma is of chocolate, hazelnut, caramel, chestnut. Aroma is fantastic. Tastes of roasted nuts and earth and bitter hops. Palate is extremely nice.

4
Patrickctenchi (6732) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2012
"Sport-Drink" style pint-can: Deep brown with tall, tan head. Scent is...pine resin...of unexpected strength... This is a different breed, for sure..... An IPA/Brown mix. The brown contributes malt and dark bitters, while the IPA aspects impart strong herbals....and a predominate hop bitter throughout. High "WOW" points for unexpected sensations.

4
shrubber85 (11618) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Al pint bottle. Extremely complex hops - pine, hay, orange peel, and caramel malt aroma. Dark brown with small head. Sweet toffee malt and moderately bitter herbal orange peel flavor. Nice body. Tasty - really like the hops in this.

4
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2012
First off, I’ve got to say that I really love this resealable can design. I can pour as much as I want, save the rest for later. Perfect if I’m not sure how much beer I’m feeling up to drinking at the moment (turns out that didn’t end up mattering, because this stuff was freakin’ great). Also, the wide-mouth is icing on the cake if I’m in a situation where I’d have to drink this without a glass, great for pouring too. Graphic is cool, even. Pours a dark brown color, good thin light brown / tan head, leaves very good lace. Nice nose of big earthy piney hops, herbal notes, and chocolate malts. Medium body. Very smooth carbonation. Some smokiness. Good toasty malt, little chocolate. Good dry finish. Long, hoppy and malty aftertaste. Very tasty. Keeps me coming back for more. Really awesome beer. Ended up going through it very quickly, although it was a nice plus that the second half of the can was virtually just as carbonated as the first.

4
RABinCO (1707) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Awesome can from StFun! Pours deep brown with a real nice, persistent cream head. Big, fresh, fruity aroma. Grapefruit is very present alongside some kiwi and mango. Taste brings all those fruits back with a nice, toasty malt backbone. Slightly resiny at first but finishes with a nice sweet dryness. Very awesome!

4
chimpgibbon (560) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle from Brewdog. Like going down Mary Kings Close naked at midnight covered in lard. Genius.


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