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Kick-Ass Brown - C.H. Evans Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
C.H. Evans Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-19-2002)
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Shiredave

New York

4.43/5  rDev +10.8%

On tap at The Country Inn. A goodly brown color with a sparse off white head and steady carbonation. Aroma of caramel and some citrus is light and doesnt instantly indicate a brown ale.
Body is light to medium as it warms with a very different kind of toffee sweetness that blends excellently with sharp hop flavors.Smooth and creamy mouth feel.
Finish is also a mix of earthy hop and tasty toffee. Highly drinkable and a fine beer with Big flavor w/out being heavy or highly alcoholic. Next to other ales named for thier brown color, this one stands out.

11-03-2003 04:17:18 | More by Shiredave
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

4.43/5  rDev +10.8%

I used to enjoy Brown Ales quite a bit, but found they were getting much too bland lately. Well, this bier makes up for all the past bland browns. Poured a clear, deep copper/mahogany color. Great color! Head was thin, fine and had tightly-packed bubbles, with nice lacing in the glass. Upon taking a whiff I was smacked with loads of robust, floral hops (Horizon/Amarillo and Crystal, according to the bier-menu). Great nose! Mouthfeel, in general, was medium. A touch of malt sweetness is initially present but is soon overwhelmed by lots o' hops. It is a great melange of hops, providing a luscious, longlasting aftertaste. A superb bier, which DOES kick-ass! My travelling Bro, Artied2, a big-time HopHead, concurred wholely! Zum Wohl!!

overall: 4.35
appearance: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4.5

468

02-03-2003 06:20:31 | More by Bierman9
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francisweizen

Alaska

4.43/5  rDev +10.8%

Dark orangey/light brown with a small head that leaves some nice lacing patterns. Carbonation is rapid, and consists of many tiny bubbles. The aroma is that of a very hoppy pale ale, although the malt base is bigger, and may have some roast to it as well. The hops used escape me as this seems a bit muddled, although reminiscent of a maltier pump station pale ale. The taste is maltier still, but the hops come back in the middle and dry out the finish like a bat out of hell. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Drinkability is killer. This is a very interesting beer specimin. I wish it were available closer to home.

03-05-2005 01:21:56 | More by francisweizen
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JTBacon

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +9.5%

This is a really satisfying Brown ale. Hold on, let me start over. This is a fantastic and excellent Brown ale. Having never been to the Albany Pump Station, I happened to be there a week ago for a pre-wedding something. While the wedding stuff was happening, I was able to sit at the bar and enjoy a handful of these vessels of delicious. Goes well with an hearty meal, with its own abudance of hearty. I no little about the Brewing Company, but I have had my share of beers and this one ranks competitively with the best. Very enjoyable and I am very impressed with this American Brown.

Enjoy!

08-13-2012 21:58:11 | More by JTBacon
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Stimack

New York

4.38/5  rDev +9.5%

This is probably my favorite brews at the Pump Station, The brew pours to a nice dark brown color with not much of a head. The aromas from it are very hoppy with some roasted malt tones. The taste is superb; I could drink a afternoon away with this brew! Have always been surprised at the hop it has but seems to be balanced perfectly with the roasted malt flavors. One wish is that it would be a bit heavier/thicker. Can’t wait for my next experience, would love to try it on cask sometime!

03-31-2004 02:44:18 | More by Stimack
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Kendo

New York

4.35/5  rDev +8.7%

Got it at the brewpub on 4/23/11.

A: Served in a pint glass. The body is brownish-red (or maybe reddish-brown is more accurate), with a small off-white head. Leaves behind real good lace.

S: Sweet malt - caramel, toffee - and roasted malt. Touch of citric hops.

T: Very nice - good malt foundation that follows the nose (caramel, toffee, some brown sugar). This is followed by a nice citrusy, bitter finish that leaves a clean, drying impression.

M: Just about medium in heft, carbonation is appropriate.

O: This is probably the "flagship" ale at the Pump Station, and for good reason. I could easily quaff this one for awhile and not get bored with it. . . .

04-27-2011 18:09:52 | More by Kendo
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ngeunit1

California

4.33/5  rDev +8.3%

A - Pours a really deep and rich brown color. Little bit of brownish head that fades fairly quickly, but keeps good lacing.

S - Earth hops and nutty aroma. A bit of coffee smell alongside.

T - Nice and full hoppy flavor throughout. Dark brown malty and nutty flavors join alongside the hops. The flavor overall stays fairly sweet and well balanced even with many elements.

M - Medium carbonation, and really smooth and crisp. The feeling of the beer is also fairly creamy without feeling too heavy,

D - This is a really complex but well balanced beer throughout which allows for a fairly drinkable and enjoyable beer.

10-27-2010 01:36:16 | More by ngeunit1
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.33/5  rDev +8.3%

this beer drinks like a dark pale ale with an intense hoppiness in the nose and great grain character. It's quite sweet with loads of hop bitterness to complement. The carbonation really pushes this beer into a light, drinkable brown ale. Very effing tasty beer

03-31-2012 23:32:35 | More by ThePorterSorter
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +8.3%

A - Deep brown body with a sticky creamy head. Big head with great retention.

S - The nose holds all you would want from a brown ale. A robust nose with scents of bitter, toasted, roasted, a nutty components.

T - A big deep flavor profile with tons of roasted nut. Bitter yeasty brown bread. Toasted nuts again with a faint mocha addition.

M - Robust, deep and drying. Finishes like an Irish dry stout.

O - This beer has depth and complexity and is very well rounded. Closer to a solid porter in my opnion.

09-04-2011 22:43:44 | More by BeerForMuscle
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civicm87

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

11-22-2013 19:00:54 | More by civicm87
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phingdong

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

02-25-2013 16:52:54 | More by phingdong
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Jumski

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

05-24-2012 20:34:50 | More by Jumski
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koopa

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

09-22-2012 21:37:42 | More by koopa
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brentblack1

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

09-06-2012 23:57:18 | More by brentblack1
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williamherbert

New York

4.22/5  rDev +5.5%

The appearance is ruby brown with a mocha brown head. Through head shrinks, the lace is magnified. Thick and murky.

The smell is heavy resiny pine of a thick IPA. Some earthy malts but the brown is overwhelmed. Dynamite. Evolves as it warms up, with more nutty malts emerging.

The taste is a major pine and oak. As it warms, that nutty brown malts peeks its head out, sweetening the pot a bit. It's really fantastic.

The feel is thick, milky and creamy, like chocolate milk. This is a rich, deep beer. When it warms up to room temp, it is world class.

06-10-2009 03:59:05 | More by williamherbert
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lovindahops

New York

4.22/5  rDev +5.5%

Poured from tap into a pint glass at the pump station

A- a dark as midnight look with an off white head. Head was good but quickly dissolves

S- coffee and toffee. And lots of nuts. Some earthy hop scents

T- wow! An unexpected citrus hops hit! The coffee theme still dominates. This is a real unexpected blend of good themes. The flavor is still sweet

M- medium bodied and creamy

D- this is a delicious combiination of flavors in a brew. This is so yummy! Why won't they bottle this?!? A great beer to try when out here

05-09-2010 01:31:59 | More by lovindahops
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iceball585

New York

4.2/5  rDev +5%

A- Dark brown/black color, non-transparent, thin head that lowered quickly to a thin ring

S- Caramel malts, sweet, citrus, light flowery hops auroma

T- Earthy, citrus hops, grassy, dark malts, brown sugar, fairly sweet

M- Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth, clean, oily finish

D- Worth getting again

More hoppy than your average American Brown ale but still worth trying if you get the chance.

03-11-2009 01:26:33 | More by iceball585
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.13/5  rDev +3.3%

A-Deep brown with a one finger head that leaves behind some lacing

S-Roasted malts, spice, caramel and brown sugar.

T-Tastes more like a Black IPA almost. Lots of roasted malt and spices. Wonderful bitterness in the finish as well. Great balance.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation, smooth.

O-A wonderful beer by a local brewery. One of their best, along with the Hefe IMO.

10-26-2011 04:26:56 | More by rlee1390
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev +3.3%

I had this brew on a visit to the pub. I was driving so really had to only drink the smaller beers. The brew is served in an english pint glass chilled. Brew exhibits a chestnut brown color with a thin beige layer of head resting on surface creating sparse islands of bubbles.
Aroma is some brown sugar and surprisingly so a bit of citrus rind and grassy hops as well.
First sip reveals an average body and mild fine carbonation.
Flavor is roasted malt and some dark chocolate and then rolls to the rindy and grassy hops again.

This is an easy drinker easy to see why it is a previous GABF winner!

09-05-2006 01:19:31 | More by sulldaddy
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PBoegel

New York

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%

A clear favorite of mine from the core line of ales on tap at the Pump Station. Big malt flavors mingle with an intense American hop profile, with notes of grapefruit, light pine, pineapple and hints of lemon zest.

Mix it up with the nachos w/jalapeños or some chili and then a pump station burger.

Then finish up with a second pint and let those zesty American hops clean the palate.

01-12-2008 13:46:37 | More by PBoegel
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

This is advertised as a two time winner for best brown in the Great American Beer Festival. It certainly is excellent. It was a pretty dark red-brown with a fairly thick head and some decent lacing. A sweet, raosted grain aroma. Taste was coffee, a little chocolate, bread, with a nice hops presence. Good, comfortable mouthfeel, very drinkable. One of the better browns I've had.

09-05-2006 11:41:47 | More by lordofthewiens
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oldpinecone

New York

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

Served on tap..

: Poured into pint glass it was a nice brown accorn color with subpar head. It smelled a bit nutty with mild undertone of a citrus for some reason. The taste was great it a nutty, earthy and delicious. It was a bit too carbonated, not what i expected. A drinkable beer to throw back with your buddies.

07-07-2009 17:28:21 | More by oldpinecone
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dantsbeats

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

01-20-2012 23:23:21 | More by dantsbeats
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chrishiker1409

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

09-21-2013 20:26:04 | More by chrishiker1409
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BeerBucks

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

09-30-2012 03:33:42 | More by BeerBucks
Kick-Ass Brown from C.H. Evans Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.