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RATINGS: 510   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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An American brown ale brewed with loads of hops from start to finish (it’s hoppy and beautifully bitter). Amarillo hops in the boil provide a spicy citrusy bitterness. Saaz dry hops in the fermentor provide a refined flowery aroma. These hops are supported by a grain bill of seven varieties of malt.

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3.8
Kyle77 (44) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2015
From site: An American brown ale brewed with loads of hops from start to finish (it’s hoppy and beautifully bitter). Amarillo hops in the boil provide a spicy citrusy bitterness. Saaz dry hops in the fermentor provide a refined flowery aroma. These hops are supported by a grain bill of seven varieties of malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
Murrow (102) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours ruby brown with tan head. Citrusy hops on the nose. Hops up front on palate, as well. Very mild toasted malt flavor, hints of caramel. Finishes slightly dry. Seems a bit too carbonated. Straightforward and very drinkable. An enjoyable brown.

4
malvrich (341) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2015
A: Prodigious rocky head of beige with great retention. Dark ruby/mahogany color. Good looking. little visible carbonation. S: Slight cocoa and roast with a slight hint of bitter hop T: Bitter and roasty at first and no sweetness that I associate with the style. I like it because I don’t tolerate much sweetness very well in beers. Not much taste development so sort of one dimensional but hey, I like that dimension. M: Much lighter bodied than expected but good that it’s not gummy and cloying. Nice dry finish. I like it! O: Nice change from sweet heavy browns which I know are more the norm for the style. I’m on board for another purchase. Glad I tried it.

2.7
katrinaez (2176) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2015
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Standard brOwn. AVerage flavor with no real nut or malt note. Good for a back up if needed. Tap

3.1
dfinney23 (3395) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Didn’t strike me as all that hoppy but maybe I was just distracted by the excessive carbonation. Once the fizzy head died away the taste was pleasantly malty with some citrus hops.

3.4
NikkTwist (3306) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Draft at Khyber Pass. Clear dark copper brown with a large off-white head. A notably spicy brown ale. Almost a mild malty IPA. Easy drinking and thirst quenching - but not a proper English brown ale.

2.9
BrettTaylor (784) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Poured as a taster. Lots of hop aroma on nose, consistent with the American brown character. Not bad, but I prefer English brown.

3.5
BeerdedDave (1853) - Beckley, USA - SEP 22, 2014
brown color; roasted malt aroma with chocolate notes; a medium bodied beer with roasted malt flavor and chocolate notes and a good deal of bitter hops

3.4
Maverick34 (3313) - New York, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Bottled. Brown pour, some malts and hops predominating. A decent brown,nothing too amazing here but good enough.

3.1
EvanFriend (627) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Very thin, overcarbonated, and too hoppy for a brown ale. Not great. Brown ales are too rarely done well.


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