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Nut Hugger Brown - Upland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

74 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 17
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JamesS on 04-06-2008)
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Nelliott1, Sep 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Huntingtonbasser, Aug 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

WoodburyMN, Aug 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

polishkaz, Aug 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

kuestegg, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of rlee1390
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Semi cloudy brown, ruby around the edges. Two finger head that tries to leave behind some lacing.

S-Roasted malt, caramel, nuts, some spice.

T-A great balance between the roasted malt and nuts. Some cinnamon, ends with nice bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, tad watery with some carbonation.

O-A really good brown ale. Good balance and the right amount of bitterness.

rlee1390, Aug 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

olafphysics, Aug 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

bgramels, Jul 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

BigJim5021, Jul 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

mtrain237, Jun 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

neckbracesub, Jun 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

LJWalker, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of Shrews
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served - bottle into Pint Glass

Appearance
Rich brown color, Dark copper, with 1/4 in head that continues throughout.

Smell
Rich, nutty smell. Hazelnut with rich malts and slight hop scent.

Taste
Can really taste the nuts and the roasted malts. Sort of bitter on the back of the tongue. Orange peel, caramel. The taste really makes this beer.

Mouthfeel
Complex taste of nuts and malts that hits your mouth hard and leaves a bitter hoppy feel on the back of your tongue.

Overall
A great brown ale with an excellent taste. The taste really makes it. The aftertaste on the back of the tongue is complex with the taste of orange peel, roasted malts, nuts, and caramel.

Shrews, Jun 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

jnikkel, Apr 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

JDizzle, Mar 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

vfgccp, Mar 15, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

on tap at lounge 5280 in DIA. The beer is identified on the receipt as "seasonal" and on the tap handle as "Brown No. 3", so I'm not positive this is the right beer.

A: Clear brown. Served with little head but there is some lacing.

S: Roast, chocolate, some nuttiness. The aroma is fairly mild but what there is is good.

T: Slightly sweet, roast, chocolate and vanilla, some nuts with bitterness on the finish. There's no discernible hop character. The finish really makes this beer--without it, it would probably be too sweet, but as it is, I could drink this all night.

M: Full and silky with minimal carbonation. Really nice.

O: I hope to have the opportunity to try this beer again, because I'm afraid I'm over-impressed because I'm at an airport bar towards the end (I hope) of a very hellish trip. If my senses are reliable, this is a fantastic beer.

greybeardloon, Mar 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

jaidenjb, Feb 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

HumanParaquat, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of RocPorterFanatic
3.15/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours light copper brown with a small pillow of head. Very little lacing left on the glass.

S - Roasted nuts are the predominant smell here. Little else discernable in the nose. Kinda disappointing.

T - Strong flavor or roasted nuts, orange peel and slight caramel like sweetness

M - Probably the best feature of this beer, very bubbly, almost champagne like dryness.

O - Decent beer, not my favorite. Not Horrible. Won't go out of my way to get more, but worth trying. So far the biggest disappointment from Upland that I've had.

RocPorterFanatic, Dec 31, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

bertram, Dec 28, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

jheiss, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

dannyfrost, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Exiled, Dec 09, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

barnzy78, Dec 04, 2011
Nut Hugger Brown from Upland Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.