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

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89
very good

93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 13.78%
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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-19-2002)
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Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On draft at the brewpub. A better than average brown beer. Horizon, Amarillo and Crystal hops. Creamy mouthfeel, a malt richness. Served somewhat too cold. Chocolate brown colour. A sipper, and astringency from hops builds up but flvour hidden behind the malt. Intresting but Overated.

Sammy, Aug 23, 2010
Photo of stercomm
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

In Albany on a business trip and stumbled upon The Albany Pump Station. Obviously had on tap

A-Dark brown with a slight tan finger head, slight lacing

S-Getting lots of roasted malts, some spice and caramel

T-Nice taste, get lots of roasted malt along with a nice hoppiness that gives this beer a nice bitterness on the finish.

M-Medium bodied, slight carbonation.

O-A very well balanced beer brewed locally. Very subtle but good

stercomm, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap at Albany Pump Station, Albany, NY

A: The beer is hazy very dark red in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short beige head that died down but left lots of patches of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of nutty malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the nutty malt flavors are a little stronger and seem to intensify as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has nice nutty flavors. It would pair very well with a meat dish.

metter98, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of UDbeernut
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

from my notes, tasted at the Pump Station in Albany, poureinto a pint

a: nice tan color, nice off white head with good retention

s: nut and citrus hop, mild caramel

t: nut and caramel on the tip pierced by citrus hoppyness. Deffinatly a nice take on the brown ale

m: medium bodied, slightly drying and sticky

o: excellent beer!

UDbeernut, Jul 29, 2011
Photo of ybnorml
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dark brown ale with amber highlights. Has a creamy tan head. There is a deliciously inviting floral hop aroma. The taste starts with a nice hop sharpness. The following interplay between the hops and malt back and forth ends in a well balanced finish. One of the best brown ales you can try.

ybnorml, Sep 13, 2004
Photo of TurdFurgison
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the brewpub. Apparently a gold medal winner at the GABF, so it's got some pedigree.

The beer is a reddish shade of brown, translucent, with a fairly thin head. Roasted malts and a light citrus nose, maybe amarillo (they use it on their Quackenbush Blond too).

Cocoa and toasted malts are the main flavors, but there's pretty good hops counterbalance here as well. A rich tasting brown ale, one of the better ones I've had.

TurdFurgison, Mar 18, 2011
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the Pump Station, the beer was served in a shaker pint. Slightly hazed hazelnut color with a thin, filmy, light tan head. Clingy all over the glass. Nose of toffee rich and sweet, with a touch of roasting. Flavors reveal hints of chocolate, with a toffee backbone and hops bitterness. Very well balanced. Light bodied, with a clean, crisp finish. The aftertaste is rich, sweet, and roasted. Very good beer and very sessionable.

GarthDanielson, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of dantsbeats
4/5  rDev +0.3%

dantsbeats, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of chrishiker1409
4/5  rDev +0.3%

chrishiker1409, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of RBrosi
4/5  rDev +0.3%

RBrosi, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of BeerBucks
4/5  rDev +0.3%

BeerBucks, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of nathanjohnson
4/5  rDev +0.3%

nathanjohnson, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +0.3%

InspectorBob, May 14, 2013
Photo of nquigley16
4/5  rDev +0.3%

nquigley16, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of AdamElb
4/5  rDev +0.3%

AdamElb, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of Swaino
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Swaino, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of sliverX
4/5  rDev +0.3%

sliverX, Apr 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

kjrod20, Aug 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

smithj4, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of Sound_Explorer
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Sound_Explorer, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of Scarfer_Brad
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Scarfer_Brad, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

lordofthewiens, Sep 05, 2006
Photo of oldpinecone
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

oldpinecone, Jul 07, 2009
Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

BeerForMuscle, Sep 04, 2011
Photo of PBoegel
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

PBoegel, Jan 12, 2008
Kick-Ass Brown from C.H. Evans Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.