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Nut Hugger Brown - Upland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

73 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 73
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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Huntingtonbasser

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

08-21-2012 21:06:15 | More by Huntingtonbasser
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WoodburyMN

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

08-20-2012 21:31:32 | More by WoodburyMN
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polishkaz

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

08-17-2012 23:43:34 | More by polishkaz
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kuestegg


4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-07-2012 14:00:04 | More by kuestegg
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.05/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

08-04-2012 22:31:28 | More by rlee1390
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olafphysics

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

08-04-2012 22:14:24 | More by olafphysics
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bgramels

Indiana

3/5  rDev -22.5%

07-29-2012 02:33:38 | More by bgramels
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BigJim5021

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-25-2012 05:04:52 | More by BigJim5021
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mtrain237

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-30-2012 22:16:39 | More by mtrain237
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neckbracesub

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-24-2012 12:16:33 | More by neckbracesub
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-13-2012 13:48:19 | More by LJWalker
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Shrews


4.28/5  rDev +10.6%

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.

06-10-2012 00:37:03 | More by Shrews
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jnikkel

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-15-2012 23:16:54 | More by jnikkel
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JDizzle

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

03-28-2012 23:19:22 | More by JDizzle
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vfgccp

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

03-15-2012 11:59:03 | More by vfgccp
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greybeardloon

Rhode Island

4.33/5  rDev +11.9%

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.

03-13-2012 03:15:04 | More by greybeardloon
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-28-2012 01:07:37 | More by jaidenjb
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-29-2012 04:44:42 | More by HumanParaquat
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RocPorterFanatic

Ohio

3.15/5  rDev -18.6%

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.

12-31-2011 00:40:43 | More by RocPorterFanatic
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bertram

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

12-28-2011 01:20:57 | More by bertram
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jheiss

Indiana

3/5  rDev -22.5%

12-18-2011 20:17:50 | More by jheiss
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dannyfrost

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-16-2011 03:33:02 | More by dannyfrost
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-09-2011 04:42:09 | More by Exiled
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barnzy78

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

12-04-2011 22:44:57 | More by barnzy78
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mbiang

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-22-2011 02:42:02 | More by mbiang
Nut Hugger Brown from Upland Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.