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Bad Penny Brown Ale - Big Boss Brewing

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Bad Penny Brown AleBad Penny Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

239 Ratings
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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 8
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Boss Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: atsprings on 04-17-2007)
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Ratings: 239 | Reviews: 98 | Display Reviews Only:
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GatorCoop

California

4/5  rDev +11.1%

03-05-2014 12:37:33 | More by GatorCoop
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LukeRfour

West Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.7%

02-21-2014 20:58:55 | More by LukeRfour
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mte1972

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-15-2014 12:32:05 | More by mte1972
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-12-2014 00:35:08 | More by BigGingDrinker
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Shreyas

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-09-2014 18:43:40 | More by Shreyas
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kris10michele

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is what turned me over to stouts. While it isn't a stout, it's just dark enough to get you interested in darker beers. At least, that was the case with me. I have found that this is a good middle ground beer for my friends and me. They like light beer, while I drink stouts now. Bad Penny is so yummy, I don't see why anyone wouldn't like it.

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2014 04:15:19 | More by kris10michele
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dharmabum1102

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.7%

01-18-2014 03:17:14 | More by dharmabum1102
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-17-2014 01:39:38 | More by rorjets
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Bartos

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.1%

01-16-2014 16:18:08 | More by Bartos
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dfswan

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Being in Raleigh, I can get this beer fresh both from local taps, as well as from the bottle. On Tap is not surprisingly smoother than the bottle.

Not too rich
Not light
A bit of hopes, but not too bitter.

All in all, a very good American Brown ale!

If you're in NC, Have a Bad Penny on tap. I think you'll enjoy it.
(Sweet Jose and Old Town are also great local Brown Ale's)

Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

01-14-2014 07:39:16 | More by dfswan
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seydou

South Africa

3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a bottle into a mason jar. Disappointing brown, tepidly see-through, with some good sticking power of the offwhite head. Smell is not overpowering - don't get much of anything. Taste is mild, malty, very drinkable. A good session brown.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 04:11:14 | More by seydou
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DuffDaddy

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.1%

01-03-2014 01:14:48 | More by DuffDaddy
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chris1919

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

01-02-2014 02:44:40 | More by chris1919
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grassybranch

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

12-29-2013 21:01:13 | More by grassybranch
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HungProcess

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

12-18-2013 02:52:05 | More by HungProcess
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FilumDee

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-18-2013 00:27:43 | More by FilumDee
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eolesen48

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-10-2013 15:45:51 | More by eolesen48
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Agentveba

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-01-2013 22:17:29 | More by Agentveba
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

11-04-2013 17:28:33 | More by ncstateplaya
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

10-19-2013 17:22:53 | More by ZEB89
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a very dark, ruby-highlighted, hazelnut coloring with a thin, bubbly, light tan head. Aromas of roasted nut sweetness, woody characteristics, and some light, sweet cream highlights. The nose is subtle, and it takes some getting in there deep to pick up characteristics. Flavors are very sweet forward, with an overall roasted character giving way to a blend of nut, chocolate, and subtle toffee notes. Very sweet characteristics, but remains light and drinkable. Roast characteristics build towards the end of the palate into the aftertaste, and are joined by a subtle, mild bitterness. The body is light, and slightly effervesced by the carbonation. The finish has a sweet linger, with a subtle bitterness that provides a clean and dry finale. Very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 01:22:01 | More by GarthDanielson
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ToddThompson

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

10-04-2013 16:00:36 | More by ToddThompson
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mquartuccio87

New York

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

10-02-2013 02:53:58 | More by mquartuccio87
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RyanAU

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.7%

09-30-2013 21:35:07 | More by RyanAU
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StoutSeth

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

09-24-2013 21:19:16 | More by StoutSeth
Bad Penny Brown Ale from Big Boss Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.