msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2010
On tap at 3F. Pours a clear brown with small tan head. Aromas of bright hops, citrus, touch of pine, and some nuts. Flavors of citrus, hops, caramel malts, and some nuts. Pretty solid brown. 50belair (3661) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Another sick growler provided by Diego. Rust colored pour with an off white head. Bitter coffee notes, this beer might be infected or perhaps was stored improperly. 17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Draft at Hopleaf. Pours a clear brown with a bubbly fizzy head. Aroma is brightly hoppy, lots of citrus, light pine, with brown sugar notes, bit of nuttiness. Flavor follows, odd play of the bright citrus, rich caramel, and nuttiness, but overall really good. Medium bodied, avoids being syrupy, seems light and easy drinking for 7.7%. DuffMan (10451) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2010
On tap. Dark brown, two-finger tan head. Aroma is roasty, with some grassy and citrus nuances. Flavours are nutty caramel with citrus hops and a medium bitterness. I’m not sure where this brew is trying to go, it could even fall into the black IPA category really. Anyway, it was pretty tasty. deyholla (11759) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a clear light brown with a white head that dissipated to the edges and laced nicely. Aroma had a bit of pine hops with darker sweet grains to round out the aroma. Flavor began with some pine hops that mellows to dark grains with a slight sweet bread in the finish.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2010
On tap at Three Floyds swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2010
A damn good brown ale that is over-hopped just as would be expected by Three Floyds. Still has alot of malt but the hops really stand out, especially in the dry bitter finish. Reminds me of Surly Bender.
GABF 2010. an IBA??? hops are the news in this brown ale. malts are taking a back seat here. nice bitter flavor, lighter t medium brown color. OK mnurda (1285) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 25, 2010
On tap at fff. Great brown ale perfect amount of hops. Went well with the pizza phaleslu (10329) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2010
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy golden-brown color with an off-white head that leaves good lacing in the glass. Aroma is not particularly strong, but hoppy for a brown ale, with notes of orange citrus, wood, and malts. Flavor of sweet caramel malts, citrusy hops, and earth. Light-medium bodied, with average carbonation and a malty mouthfeel. Other breweries might call this their "India Brown Ale." dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2010
clear brown, tiny tan bubbles for a head, somewhat lacy. nose is leathery malt and pencil shavings. flavor is sweet malt and cocoa offset nicely by a nice hop bitterness. medium bodied, nice bitter finish. a reasonably enjoyable beer, but not particularly sessionable. sampled at the brewpub.